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 5, 2018

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 the year for every broken heart.         1. If you find yourself at a table for two, eat for two. Nobody will […]
January 11, 2018

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 of Black Mirror. But there’s a new generation of kids making its way to the mainstream attention, like Taylor Swift and the pop charts: Generation […]
December 8, 2017

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 for the little ones, a book is the perfect gift idea (plus it’s budget friendly). Libraries and bookshops are keeping up with the times with […]
October 3, 2017

(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. When you think about Florence you think about art. Surprisingly there are a lot of places in town that are working hard to get lit—so […]
September 6, 2017

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 as the perfect solution. Kicking off around 7pm in selected bars where snacks are served buffet style and are included in the price of your […]
July 11, 2017

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 definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. But if you have been living in town for a while, you will know that it can get all too crowded. […]
May 31, 2017

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, talks, debates and book presentations to foster a dialogue between entertainment and LGBTQI* culture. Valeria Santini is the event manager and one of the many […]
May 4, 2017

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 of a memoir. Were I to possess a passport, North Yorkshire would be stated as my place of birth, although my home country was substituted […]
April 5, 2017

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 to be with for Easter. This simple yet eloquent expression of popular wisdom must have been invented by a fool since it is every Italian […]
March 4, 2017

The package from the south

In Italy, almost every 20-something from the south lives in a central or northern city to study or work. We bask in our independence, but sometimes we cannot help but feel a little bit of nostalgia for our family and roots—nothing that cannot be resolved by a cenetta tranquilla among friends. It’s just a casual […]