Marco Badiani

    Marco Badiani is the co-founder and director of The Florentine. He's better known as the magazine's in-house photographer and photo editor.

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    FOOD + WINE

    Italian Wine Crypto Bank: a world first built on blockchains and cryptocurrency

    The Italian Wine Crypto Bank was established to capitalize on digital wine collecting as NFTs become an ever-growing presence in the investment sector.

    NEWS

    Accademia Italiana: TempleBar fashion event

    The historic headquarters of Accademia Italiana came alive in piazza Pitti with the TempleBar fashion event, held during the week dedicated to men’s fashion in Florence.

    NEWS

    Istituto Marangoni: Everywhere, Here, Nowhere fashion and art show

    Last night, Istituto Marangoni Firenze celebrated some of the best works by its students with a one-off fashion show at Florence’s Marino Marini Museum.

    NEWS

    Pitti Uomo 102: The future of fashion at Fortezza da Basso

    The heat is on at Florence’s Fortezza da Basso as the world’s change makers gather to decide the future of fashion during Pitti Uomo 102.

    NEWS

    Polimoda: Carpe Noctem, Final Graduation Show 2022

    The creative ingenuity of Polimoda’s final-year students was in full force last night at Carpe Noctem, Final Graduation Show 2022.

    FOOD + WINE

    Chef profile: Paolo Gori, Da Burde

    Chef-patron Paolo Gori of Da Burde in via Pistoiese talks about his century-old business and pandemic pivoting.

    ART + CULTURE

    Hidden Florence: underground in the aqueducts

    It’s hard to find something that hasn’t already been seen in Florence, given the attention the city’s had for centuries. But therein lies the challenge: finding original viewpoints and sides ...

    NEWS

    Pitti Uomo winter edition resumes business

    A cold wind was blowing between the spheres this morning as Pitti Uomo resumed business at the Fortezza da Basso.

    FOOD + WINE

    The chef at the United States Consulate: Paula Carrier

    Paula Carrier is a diplomat in her own culinary right. An Englishwoman employed as the chef at the US Consulate General in Florence, she has stayed steadfastly at the stove ...

    NEWS

    A new, better future for magazines

    The Florentine is in full revolution; the rules of our reporting already have a new dynamic.

    ART + CULTURE

    Oggetti della fuga – Escape Objects

        Oggetti della fuga (Escape Objects) is an intriguing project by Massimo Ricciardo and Thomas Kilpper in the photo library of the Kunsthistorishches Institute in Florence. Objects brought by ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Pitti Uomo 97: In Pictures

    Pitti Uomo is back in town from January 7 to 10.   Highlights include the opening of Polimoda’s striking third headquarters at Manifattura Tabacchi, the presentation of the Fiskars by ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Foto/Industria photography biennial in Bologna

      Bologna is currently hosting Foto/Industrie, the world’s only photography biennial dedicated to industry and work through 11 exhibitions: 10 exhibitions at venues around the city centre and Anthropocene at ...

    ART + CULTURE

    B9 at Manifattura Tabacchi

      They call it B9. It’s Florence’s new spectacular venue, a contemporary piazza that opens the city to the world. Set in the sprawling former tobacco factory Manifattura Tabacchi, the ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Rags are tomorrow’s riches

    Recycling is the most virtuous form of behaviour that can be adopted right now as far as style is concerned.     The second dirtiest industry after oil, the fashion ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Where Tuscan wine stands on social media

    Picture a scene in which a couple are gazing into one another’s eyes while sipping wine at a restaurant or outside some remote bar in the heart of Chianti. Does ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Pitti Uomo 95: In Pictures

    This winter's edition sees sobriety, plus more techno looks and fabrics. Marco Badiani captures the "out of the box" theme at Pitti Uomo 95: minus-1°C brings out Nordic creativity

    FOOD + WINE

    High steaks: Regina Bistecca opens in Florence

    “Questa è una Regina Bistecca!” poet-journalist-playwright and clear Chianina fan Gabriele D’Annunzio is said to have exclaimed. (The fuzzy translation “This is a queen among steaks!” makes less of an ...

    COMMUNITY

    Signs of the times at the Italian seaside

    Not so long ago, the family seaside vacation was a time to relax, unwind and reset, a total detachment from work, regular habits and daily hangouts. It was a switch ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Pitti Uomo 94: In Pictures

    Stripes are seasonal and details are everything: Marco Badiani snaps the best of the fashionista bunch at Pitti Uomo 94.

    ART + CULTURE

    Brit Pack in Prato

    Mark Wallinger has always examined themes of identity and looked at concepts of power, authority, deceit and illusion, which the British artist has brought to Prato’s Centro Pecci for his ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Michelangelo at the Met: in pictures

    The "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" exhibition at the Met, presents an impressive range of works by the Renaissance artist.

    THINGS TO DO

    Cinema Uffizi

    “The most beautiful cinema in the world, designed by Giorgio Vasari” is how any headline should run for Apriti Cinema. No further comment; the easiest of pieces to write. The ...

    ART + CULTURE

    The golden hour in Florence

    As calendar pages are turned from May to June, the ideal conditions are created for that extraordinary moment when Florence reaches the pinnacle of prettiness: the golden hour. It’s that ...

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