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Vincenzo Lodato: a true renaissance creative

Meet Vincenzo Lodato, a real renaissance man who works at several levels of creativity.

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Talking gelato with Vetulio Bondi

We are always in search of the best gelato, so we asked master gelatiere Vetulio Bondi what we should be looking for.

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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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Speakeasy Multilingual: finding friendships

Miriam Hurley and Lexie Cimko created the Speakeasy Multilingual get-togethers in Florence in 2014.

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On a “first date” with Mandy Ginsberg

Former CEO of Match.com, Mandy Ginsberg, talks about moving to Florence and her business accomplishments, including how she championed women’s rights in the tech world.

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Meet Lisa Brancatisano of This Tuscan Life

David Bach talks with Lisa Brancatisano, artist, entrepreneur and founder of This Tuscan Life magazine in Florence.

FOOD + WINE

Chef profile: Paolo Gori, Da Burde

Chef-patron Paolo Gori of Da Burde in via Pistoiese talks about his century-old business and pandemic pivoting.

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The first (and only) Italian Master of Wine: Gabriele Gorelli

Gabriele Gorelli achieved the nigh-impossible dream of becoming a Master of Wine in February 2021, becoming the first and only Italian to hold the elusive title.

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Martina Bartolozzi @mementomartina

With a Florentine father, American mother and a full family immersion into the foodie universe (her stepfather is the well-known butcher, Dario Cecchini), Mugello-born Martina Bartolozzi explores Italy and the ...

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Meet Sandro Sartor, President of Ruffino Wines

David Bach interviews the president of Ruffino, Sandro Sartor, about reconciling identity and innovation in the wine world.

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Danae Mercer @danaemercer

Danae Mercer, a journalist, activist, content creator and Cambridge alumna, reveals the tricks of the trade behind posed and filtered photos to highlight the difference between appearance and reality and ...

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Meet Elia Nichols, public speaking and communication coach

Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new column, titled ...

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Bach Talks Ep.1 with Elia Nichols

Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new video series, ...

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Sophia Sanchez @iamsophiasanchez

From first experiences of winter and Ikea to blossoming in the beauty of the city, Sophia Sanchez came to Florence from Cebu in the Philippines in pursuit of her architectural ...

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Danella Lucioni @windowtotheduomo

People talk about a ‘room with a view’ to an almost exhausting level (inevitable in Florence), but when faced with Brunelleschi’s Duomo at what feels like a touchable distance, how ...

FOOD + WINE

Meet Paolo Lavezzini, the new Executive Chef at Four Seasons Florence

Paolo Lavezzini, the new executive chef at Four Seasons Florence, explains his culinary goals for Il Palagio, one of the city’s top gourmet dining experiences.          To ...

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Talking about universities and conferences with Alessandra Petrucci

Leaders in academic, medical, research and professional fields were awarded on October 14 for their commitment to winning bids to hold congresses and events in Florence, which bring a strong ...

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Breakfast with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

For New York actor Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Entourage, Younger), the dream of living in Italy was once something only imaginable on the big screen. Everything changed when she met Gabriele ...

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Kacie Rose Burns @kacierose_

A Michigan-born musical theatre performer based in New York visited Florence on a three-day solo trip. Sitting alone at the Jazz Club, she sees Dario, and that’s where her story ...

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Impactful yet playful: Marina Calamai

Through art, jewellery and events, Marina Calamai’s oeuvre is emotionally impactful yet playful, operating from the belief that, when we laugh, our hearts open to learning.      Love Labyrinth ...

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Lisa-Marie Proteau @almostfiorentina

On a platform infamous for being contrived and famous for being fun, Instagram is home to a sprinkling of society that varies from the ridiculous to the inspirational. Lisa-Marie Proteau ...

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The scent of Pitti: interview with Raffaello Napoleone

For Destination Florence Magazine, we speak with Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive of Pitti Immagine, about the first Pitti Immagine trade fair to be held in Florence since the pandemic struck.   ...

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DUCO returns to Florence: interview with Carolina Perez

As DUCO 2021 gets underway in Florence, Carolina Perez, the event’s founder, speaks about her Italian roots, what delegates can expect from the return of the top tourism event and ...

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Talking about business in Tuscany with Charlie MacGregor

In this interview with Charlie MacGregor, CEO and founder of The Student Hotel, we find out about the entrepreneur’s perspective when it comes to investing in Tuscany.       ...

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