Author: Suzi Jenkins

Suzi Jenkins has been living and working in Florence longer than most people care to remember. Originally from the Docklands area in South London, she has a background in marketing and communications, which was very handy when the world (and, later, Florence) launched itself in 2.0 mode. She is now is partner in a web communications agency in Florence, helping local businesses find their social voice.
May 12, 2005

Coffee Italian style

You would never have believed anything so simple as having a coffee could possibly be so complicated; but once you really understand Italian coffee you too will appreciate and indeed hold in great esteem the greatest of all Italian rituals - prendere un caffè (having a coffee).     What? &
May 5, 2005
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

May in Tuscany

Bright and early on a May morning, somewhere in the Tuscan countryside, a little band of children is gathering. Along the country lanes, they knock at the door of every farmhouse and stand and sing their repertoire of May-time songs, all about cuckoos and spring flowers and boys and
April 21, 2005

Italian street numbering

These are the Italian equivalents of Road, Street, Gardens, Avenue, etc. Fortunately for us there are fewer in Italian than in English, and by far the commonest are Via (street) and Piazza (square). The word street or square is followed by the name of that street or square; confusingly in