Author: Sam Lawley

Sam Lawley is on his year abroad from the University of Cambridge. He has lived in Madrid and Paris, but prefers Florence. As well as writing, Sam enjoys pottery and cycling the Ligurian Apennines. His email address is [email protected]
July 11, 2013

Chopping and changing

While the 2012/13 Serie A season may have finished, and the Viola players are taking a well-earned rest after their successful campaign, ACF Fiorentina’s board members have been busy reinforcing the squad ahead of the 2013/14 season, which will include games at a European level.
June 6, 2013

Comings and goings

Within days of culminating a successful season by reaching the Europa League, ACF Fiorentina have established their ambitions for the upcoming season through their activity in the summer transfer market.   Possible arrivals. It has been widely reported that Spanish international Joaquín Sánchez will soon be

Cycling champions to roll through town

The 2013 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, last held in Limburg, Holland, will be held in Tuscany from September 21 to 29, and will pass through the heart of Florence. The International Cycling Union has made public the details of the different races and has confirmed that each of the
May 23, 2013

The rock star of cycling

As the 2013 Giro d’Italia draws to a close on May 26, 2013, many have remembered Marco Pantani, the last cyclist to win both the Italian national road-race and the Tour de France in the same year (1998). For several years, Italy’s Pantani catapulted the

Mission complete

ACF Fiorentina were within minutes of qualifying for the Champions League until results elsewhere in Serie A conspired against them, leaving them with a place in the Europa League as a consolation. ACF Fiorentina won both of their last two games, capping their successful season with victories against Palermo and
May 9, 2013

What to eat and drink in Chianti

The Chianti area in central Tuscany is synonymous across the world with characteristic undulating countryside, slow-cooked foods and delicate red wines. Indeed, the recent lavish wedding ceremony between Kevin Sharma and Aradhana Lohia, daughter of Indian business magnate Aloke Lohia, which took place at Villa Le Corti in April,

Down to the wire

With only three matches left in the 2012–2013 Serie A season, ACF Fiorentina’s hopes of achieving qualification for a European competition still hang in the balance. As teams in the higher echelons of the table are looking over their metaphorical shoulders, the outcome of the race
April 25, 2013

Make or break for Fiorentina

ACF Fiorentina may have extended their run of good form with victories over Atalanta and Torino, but the final five games of the 2012–2013 Serie A season will be decisive, determining whether Fiorentina achieve their goal of qualification for European football. Qualification into the Champions League or Europa
April 11, 2013

Florence’s best afternoon tea spots

Italy is known the world over as the land of strong espressos, steaming percolators, and open-air cafés. The sound of milk being frothed for a cappuccino heralds the morning on many streets of Florence. In recent years, however, the concept of the traditional English afternoon tea—

Success in sight

With seven games still to go in the 2012/13 Serie A season, ACF Fiorentina have established themselves as a main competitor in the chase for one of the five places league places that offer European football next season. Although some recent results have gone against them, the Viola remain