Author: Joanna Drot-Troha

Joanna Drot-Troha is a writer, cult-style enthusiast, inconstant gardener and aspiring feminist warrior based in Florence. She writes for Il Cartello, The Coven and upcoming style bible FanPages. She has recently moved to Florence to be closer to her beautiful family and work on a children’s novel about a truffle-hunting dog.
October 27, 2017

Witch season

Post-equinox, as the nights draw in towards the Winter Solstice and Halloween is fast upon us, what better time to remember that we are entering the witch season? Don’t Look Now Despite its undisputed role as the cradle of Catholicism, Italy has a strong association with the occult. From the lasting traditions of ancient and […]
April 20, 2017

Murray Lachlan Young to perform in Florence

Acclaimed British performance poet Murray Lachlan Young will bring his award-winning, multi-disciplinary repertoire to Florence’s Tasso Hostel for two dates in May. The evenings will be hosted by locally based actor Tim Daish. This will be Young’s first show in Florence, although his passion for Italy was first cemented in the 1990s during a residency at […]
May 2, 2016

Searching for utopia

Anyone wandering through piazza della Signoria over the last few weeks cannot have failed to have seen the new installation of bronze sculptures by controversial Flemish artist Jan Fabre in lieu of Jeff Koons’ gold-coloured stainless steel work, Pluto and Proserpina. Fabre’s tripartite exhibition Spiritual Guards consists of around 100 bronze and wax designs displayed […]