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

    Cube croissants in Florence

    Catching up with the trend followed by bakeries across the world, the cube-shaped croissant comes to Florence.

    COMMUNITY

    Italy Segreta: a conversation with founders Marina and Cesare Cacciapuoti

    How Instagram success led to the creation of a magazine, creative agency and travel service

    COMMUNITY

    Viva Vittoria installation raises funds for charities supporting domestic abuse victims

    About 3,500 hand-crocheted and knitted squares will cover piazza Santa Croce.

    NEWS

    Dreoni celebrates 100 years of selling toys

    The family-run via Cavour store holds a vintage toy exhibition and a party.

    THINGS TO DO

    Museo Novecento: Robert Mapplethorpe + Wilhelm von Gloeden exhibition

    Beauty and Desire draws on a substantial body of works, highlighting Mapplethorpe’s intense artistic output.

    THINGS TO DO

    Summer visions: a visual summary

    Summer loving, ping pong and fritto misto: what's not to love about the long Italian summer.

    THINGS TO DO

    Photos as paintings: Steve McCurry Children

    100 iconic images by the American photo journalist are on show at the Museo degli Innocenti.

    THINGS TO DO

    Re-discover Florence by tram

    Try one of these free tram tours in English in Florence on May 14 + May 28.

    FOOD + WINE

    5 spirits from Tuscany: spring 2023

    We tried five spirits from Tuscany, some new, some established, ahead of the gin and tonic season.

    FOOD + WINE

    Xin Ge Liu: rethinking Chinese food in Florence

    Xin Ge Liu elevates Chinese food to fine dining status with her stunning creations.

    FOOD + WINE

    Fermenthinks: Florentine spirit cowboys

    Discover the innovative Tuscan micro-distillery specializing in artisanal gin.

    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 ...

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