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From useful resources about life in Florence, Italy, to interviews with members of the vast international community, spot familiar faces and get to know others as we share the helpful tips, endless creativity, and innovative enterprises offered by both Florentines and Florence-adoptees, and all the need-to-know info about life in the city.

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A coffee with Joshua Dick

Joshua Dick relocated to Florence after selling his company Urnex, a market leader specialized in cleaning products for coffee machines.

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Locally made ‘Stracci’ released on Amazon Prime

Starting from Prato and then heading off around the world, Stracci is a documentary that addresses the fashion industry's environmental impact.

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That deep breath: on moving to Florence

Moving to Florence means embracing the simple things like deep breaths and learning to respect the environment.

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Our piece of earth: Editor’s letter

The May Issue is our Environment Issue, titled Our Piece of Earth, as we look at what, if any, lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic. 

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Barberino Designer Outlet: one of the greenest in Italy

Barberino Designer Outlet has sustainability as one of its main goals as seen by the Recycle Your Fashion initiative launched last Earth Day.

Interviews

Life in Italy

Cross-culture

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Prego

If the Italian language is a locked door that you’re still struggling to open, then I’ve come to bring you the key. No matter how many subjunctive verbs your language teachers want to fill your brains with, all you really need to get by in this

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Learning Italian: more than a language

Italian, like all languages do for their respective cultures, conveys an essence of what it means to be Italian that cannot be fully understood using other languages.

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The sarebbe spectrum

That third person singular, conditional tense sarebbe did not fill me with confidence.

Lifestyle

‘Magari’

My colleagues and I were having a meeting and I might as well have been talking to myself. A curly white wig and a gavel to pound out ‘order in the court’ would have been the only way to get everyone listening to the right thing at the

Royals in Florence

ART + CULTURE

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia

From April 21 to 24, 1969, Sotheby’s of London held its first auction in Italy. At the request of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, it sold important Italian and French furniture, ...

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Queen Helen of Romania

In 1933, Villa Sparta, situated on the hillside leading up to Fiesole, just behind the San Domenico convent, became home to a royal refugee: exiled Queen Helen of Romania. She soon set to work lavishly embellishing the rooms of the fifteenth-century villa, and, in 1935, employed British garden designer

From useful resources about life in Florence, Italy, to interviews with members of the vast international community, spot familiar faces and get to know others as we share the helpful tips, endless creativity, and innovative enterprises offered by both Florentines and Florence-adoptees, and all the need-to-know info about life in the city.

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