Author: 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.
January 13, 2022

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.     While Omicron has invariably reduced international participation at the world’s leading menswear trade event, creativity was fully flowing at the stands, as too was the fervent desire to attend and move forward. Active […]
April 16, 2021

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 for eight years while consul generals and their families come and go. Equally unchanged is Paula’s hunger for culinary knowledge, drive to please all palates […]
November 1, 2020

Luca Marin’s wild boar ravioli

On wine + food pairing at Il Santo Bevitore: “People who don’t drink have a right to enjoy themselves just as much as someone who does. We have tons of wines, and there’s always at least one that can be paired with each of our dishes, but we have a dedicated sommelier, so she takes […]
September 4, 2020

Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Alone

Walking down the central aisle and up the burgundy red felt steps onto the historic boards of Florence’s oldest theatre, Teatro della Pergola, stirred surreal feelings in these dark times devoid of live indoor performances.   But Hershey Felder, Canada born to European parents and with a decidedly European heart, has developed an antidote, a […]
July 7, 2020

Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s Beethoven

  The cicadas were keen to get in on the act as Hershey Felder and his Florentine crew filmed memory sequences for the upcoming Beethoven play at the pianist and performer’s Tuscan castle, which will be live streamed on Sunday, July 12.   No bigger than a paperclip, the herbivores (the cicadas, not the crew; […]
April 14, 2020

A new, better future for magazines

The Florentine is in full revolution; the rules of our reporting already have a new dynamic.
January 20, 2020

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 refugees in their migration to Europe are preserved in this haunting exhibit. Arriving in Italy from Africa or the Middle East via boat, their journeys […]
January 8, 2020

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 Maria Korkeila capsule collection at Palazzo Pucci, Jil Sander‘s runway show at Santa Maria Novella, the 75th anniversary of luxury menswear brand Brioni, the global […]
December 18, 2019

Dinner among friends: Cooking in Florence

    It was Friday night and the lights were low as we crossed the double-door threshold into the mellow L’Ideale – Cooking in Florence events space. On a previous visit a few days prior, chef Gianluca Somigli had beckoned me into his kitchen as he respectfully unpacked Muscovy ducks couriered from Scotland: “My near-blind […]
November 13, 2019

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 MAST.     The central theme of Foto/Industria 2019 is the built environment, a crucial element for the human species, which is explored here from […]