Author: Marco Badiani

Co-founder and director of The Florentine, lifestyle author, photographer.
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 […]
July 10, 2019

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 situation can be likened to a fizzy drink. Now popped, the effervescence is spreading bubbliness throughout the city’s east side.         Artists’ […]
July 2, 2019

Summer hotspots in Florence 2019

For music lovers and boogie aficionados, there’s a plethora of spots, old and new, that open during the summer months. Most of these places offer more than just tunes and good vibes. With free yoga classes, delicious street food and even a skate park popping up, it’s set to be a scorcher.     THE […]
June 11, 2019

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 sector has a significant impact on the environment during its alpha and omega moments, during manufacturing and disposal. Where do the clothes we throw away […]
April 23, 2019

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 it really happen anywhere other than in a movie? In real life, one of the two—or probably both of them—will have whipped out their cell […]
January 10, 2019

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
October 15, 2018

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 impact, no?) Forty meters from the Duomo, opposite Teatro Niccolini, in what was for 140 years home to the antique bookshop Gonnelli, two sprightly Florentine […]
September 11, 2018

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 often ripe with new routines, a.k.a. the things we would only do on holiday, like chilling out in a T-shirt and slip ons, pedalling through […]