Author: Vincenzo D'Angelo

Vincenzo D'Angelo graduated in English language and literature from the University of Florence and is currently continuing his studies in Communication. He has been in a full-time relationship with Florence since 2010. If he's not writing, he's binge-watching yet another new show on Netflix or listening to pop music. "Aperitivo" and "cenetta tranquilla" are his favourite sports.
March 18, 2020
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 my apartment, and I’ve finally learned how to make uramaki rolls. I also bought a printer on Amazon, but I still haven’t managed to make […]
February 26, 2020
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 and venerdì (Friday), and the result is that we’re ordering this delicious dish almost once a week. Originating with Hawaiian fishermen who seasoned the offcuts […]
February 18, 2020
LIFESTYLE

“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 duties of those who are having a stable relationship as couple—whether heterosexual or gay—providing the same access rights as a spouse in the event of […]
January 29, 2020
LIFESTYLE

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 write about something I care deeply about. Let me get this straight: Florence is not New York or San Francisco, but it does have a […]
July 8, 2019
LIFESTYLE

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         The LGBTQIA+ party in town for the last 20 years, Auditorium Flog – Pride Park NCS (via Michele Mercati, 24b) takes place […]
July 4, 2019
LIFESTYLE

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 house. Accustomed to having their words changed in public discourse or not even being given a platform, people like Vallon often feel reluctant to open […]
July 2, 2019
LIFESTYLE

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 wore black Vans and Von Dutch baseball caps (I blame Kevin Federline) and the highest topic of discussion was the Serie A soccer games. I […]
January 16, 2019
LIFESTYLE

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. 
December 10, 2018
LIFESTYLE

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.
December 6, 2018
LIFESTYLE

The holiday gift guide for Florence lovers

Stuck on the inspiration front for gifts? Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.   LEATHER LOVE Treat your loved one to leather this Christmas with a beautiful bucket bag (535 euro) made by the Sabatini brothers at Cuoiofficine. Handcrafted in the finest calfskin, this […]