Author: Haley Brucato

Haley Brucato is currently spending a year abroad with the California State University program in Florence, studying literature and journalism. A San Francisco native and vagabond at heart, she enjoys encountering the world's diverse cultures during her wanderings.
June 6, 2013
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Brutally entertaining

One of the most famously celebrated and strange games in the tradition of Italian sports will be played once again this June in Florence. The hair-raising Calcio Storico Fiorentino dates back to the fifteenth century, has few rules and can be extremely violent (see TF 145 and 165). As

Susanna Myers

A progressive Jew who moved from the United States to Florence to be with her husband, Susanna Myers found nowhere to practice her faith upon her arrival. Along with three other American expats, she founded Shir Hadash, a nonprofit congregation of Progressive Judaism, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  
April 11, 2013

St. Mark’s church in Florence

St. Mark’s English Church is just on the ‘other side’ of the Arno, a few steps away from the river, nestled between mom ’n’ pop shops on the busy via Maggio. But the striking statue that stands tall in an alcove on the wall hints to passersby that something special lies within.   Established on […]
March 28, 2013

Expression for identity

The Middle East Now festival, returning to Florence for its fourth year, will screen more than 40 films from April 3 to 8. Along with the films are special projects and exhibitions related to the art and design of up-and-coming talents. It’s all about ‘Pop
March 14, 2013

Spring into art

EXHIBITS IN FLORENCE As winter gives way to spring, the city bursts into bloom with art. From the great masters of the Renaissance to the most daring experimentations of contemporary artists, the season holds something for everyone to discover.   CURRENTLY OPEN OR OPENING IN MARCH The striking and bizarre

Eroticism in a changing land

Now in its 11th year, the Florence festival of South Korean film returns to the Odeon Theatre from March 15 to 24.   This year, the focus is on the K-Eros genre. The films in this retrospective on eroticism demonstrate the enormous changes Korea has experienced in recent years,