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.
February 18, 2020

“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

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

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

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

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

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 
December 10, 2018

What if Lorenzo Ghiberti were a millennial?

@theoriginalghiberti: I made the “Gates of Paradise” – literally. Read my blog about art, literature and goldsmithing on
December 6, 2018

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 […]
November 20, 2018

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 >     Flush the English cocker spaniel Flush was a cocker spaniel who the beloved English poet and Florence resident Elizabeth Barrett Browning kept as a […]
July 3, 2018

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 the shade and some food, but no one dies.” Ok, this might be overkill, but the hot season here can prove challenging. Here are a […]