Author: Joanna Sandager

Joanna Sandager is pursuing a Masters in Political Science at James Madison University in Florence and is looking forward to returning to Cinque Terre this summer.
June 21, 2012

Fun al fresco

  Summer has arrived in Florence, bringing with it new events and old staples. Venues across the city are bringing summer fun outdoors and filling the streets with music and games. Among them is the Easy Living (Piazza Poggi), which boasts a full bar and ‘seaside’ fun at the Arno beach, where patrons can catch […]
June 7, 2012

The day the music died

  On May 25, municipal police raided six establishments on via de’ Benci, forcing them to close early. The Friday-night blitz came after the ruling of a court case launched by local residents seeking to put an end to the excessive noise and late-night commotion caused by the area’s bar and restaurant patrons.  The judge […]
May 24, 2012

Growing Pains

The European Union (EU) is in the throngs of its most serious crisis since its establishment: an economic arrangement that was meant to keep war unthinkable threatens to tear it apart. On May 9 and 10, Europe's leading academics, policy makers, and business leaders gathered in Salone dei Cinquecento
May 10, 2012
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Women with a mission

On October 25, 2011, a devastating combination of heavy rainfall and seismic landslides hit over 10 towns between lower Liguria and Northern Tuscany (see TF 152). Among those affected the most were the seaside villages of Monterosso and Vernazza, which received more than 20 inches of rain in under four