Vincenzo D'Angelo

    Vincenzo D'Angelo graduated in English and Spanish Language and Literature at UniFi and works as social media manager at The Florentine's sister company flod. When he's not writing or posting online, he's binge-watching yet another TV series, listening to music and finding new spots in town for an "aperitivo" or a "cenetta tranquilla" which are also his favourite sports. LGBTQIA+ advocate, his goal is to raise and spread awareness of LGBTQIA+ rights.

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    Pride 2022 in Florence and Tuscany

    June is Pride Month in Florence, so we take a look at what’s on and who’s doing what to further the LGBT+ cause and celebration. Toscana Pride 2022 This year, ...

    NEWS

    The DDL Zan: what it is + why it’s necessary

    Italy’s LGBTQI+ community is once again at the center of the national political debate and continues to fight for the rights of all, without exceptions.          What ...

    ART + CULTURE

    What to watch on Netflix + Amazon Prime during lockdown

    I am doing quarantine alone at home. It’s not that bad actually. I have a busy schedule of video calls with friends and relatives, I’ve cleaned every square inch of ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Poke in Florence

    There’s a new way to eat your sashimi: poke bowls. My colleague and I recently invented a new word: Pokedì (take note, Accademia della Crusca!) It’s a combination between poke ...

    COMMUNITY

    “Why do you have two moms?

    The Cirinnà Law in 2016 made civil partnership legal, making Italy the 27th country in Europe to legally recognize same sex couples. Moreover, the law also governs the rights and ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Strike a pose

    This is a story of a boy named Lucky. If you’ve caught the reference, you’re on the right page. In this case, I’m Lucky because I have the chance to ...

    COMMUNITY

    LGBT+ hangouts in Florence and Tuscany

    It’s Friday night and you just want to spend the night dancing to Britney? We’ve got you covered with Florence and Tuscany’s top LGBT+ hangouts.       DANCE   ...

    COMMUNITY

    The often invisible: a chat with Vincent Vallon

    A champion of including FTM (female-to-male) transsexuals in discussions about the LGBTQIA+ community, Vincent Vallon is equally enthusiastic about his career as a sales manager at an art catalogue printing ...

    COMMUNITY

    Pride is a powerful thing

        I was born and raised in the south of Italy where masculinity is still an important part of children’s education.     During middle school, all the boys ...

    COMMUNITY

    What if Catherine de’ Medici were a millennial?

    @reginamadre: Proud woman, human, Queen. You’ll never see it my way because you’re not me. Contributor at @HuffPostItalia. Sharing my ideas on my blog www.reginamadre.it. 

    COMMUNITY

    What if Lorenzo Ghiberti were a millennial?

    @theoriginalghiberti: I made the “Gates of Paradise” – literally. Read my blog about art, literature and goldsmithing on www.goldsmithinflorence.it.

    COMMUNITY

    What if Flush the cocker spaniel were a millennial?

    Flush @flushthedog Just sniffing around #Florence with my human @ElizabethBB who calls me her “Pretty Sportive Friend”. OUT NOW: @VirginiaWoolfReal’s “Flush” (yup, it’s me!) Fetch your copy > amzn.to/2Ao8KJN   ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Summer survival in Florence

    If I were to describe summer in Florence with a Hollywood metaphor, it would be along the lines of “It’s like The Hunger Games. Everyone fights for a spot in ...

    FOOD + WINE

    For wine-nnials

    Wine is not just white or red, the varieties are various and each has its own weird and wonderful personality traits. Here’s my super-pop method to remember everything: thumbs up ...

    Lifestyle

    Losing weight in Florence

    Our bodies need energy to keep us alive and our organs functioning normally. When we eat lunch, drink water or just have a small bite, we put energy into our ...

    Lifestyle

    Quick tips to survive Valentine’s Day in Florence

    Love is beautiful, but sometimes it ends up not happening. Luckily, there are a lot of things to do in Florence to heal yourself and survive the worst day of ...

    Lifestyle

    How to talk like a Generation Z Italian

    “Who are the Millennials?” This is the question that scores of scholars and experts are striving to answer in this digital era where everyday life seems to be the prequel ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Find a book for Christmas in Florence

    The countdown is on! It’s time to check gifts off the list and start wrapping things up. Whether you’re looking for the latest high-tech devices for your relatives or toys ...

    ART + CULTURE

    (Florentine) museums for millennials

    Millennials are not coming. Millennials are here. Marketing teams at museums around the world are facing a major problem: how to drive the Generation Y (and Z!) through their doors. ...

    Lifestyle

    Where to do apericena in San Niccolò

    Tuscan dishes ribollita, panzanella and bistecca alla Fiorentina might be global food stars, but when you are a broke student and fancy restaurants are simply not an option, apericena poses ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Cool for the summer

    Summer is in full swing in Florence. The old centre is alive with an atmosphere like no other: yes, strolling around Renaissance buildings and monuments under the Tuscan sun is ...

    COMMUNITY

    Pride is in the park

    After a successful first edition last year, Pride Park Firenze returns this summer with a revamped formula: an entire month of DJ sets, performances by Italian and international artists, parties, ...

    Lifestyle

    A boiler’s life: a memoir

    My real name is Anne-Marie Petty-FitzMaurice Bouvier, but everybody calls me La Caldaia. While it is la verità that I am an inanimate object, even a boiler has memories worthy ...

    Lifestyle

    Christmas with the family…and Easter too

    A well-known Italian proverb clearly states “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi,” meaning that you should spend Christmas with your folks while you can choose whoever you want ...

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