Step aside Fiorentina: Florence has a new dream team and it’s sporting the colours of rock, dribble and roll. Sex Pizzul are a champion formation boasting the strength of three musicians among ...
A new name is setting Florence’s musical horizon ablaze, a pirate ship charged with groovalicious ammo just waiting to be unloaded on our unsuspecting shores (and hips!). RIVA is a ...
The city was still sleeping, the fancy shops of via de’ Tornabuoni were still closed and the lungarno still remained free from curious tourists. Walking along lungarno Acciaiuoli on my ...
Oonagh Stransky, The Tuscan Times correspondent in Arezzo, interviews Elisabetta Bidini, the assistant director of Casa Museo Bruschi to find out what life is like behind the walls and in ...
The week after Ferragosto is curiously quiet in Florence, but while the locals have deserted the city in search of water fights on Tuscany’s beaches, Florence’s hotels are still busy welcoming guests from all over the world. The Florentine met with Beatrice Grassi, president of Consorzio
Weinberg performing at the Cortona Mix Festival “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress sways, Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays…” I’ve written ...
ph. Phillip Toledano – ‘Maybe’ Now in its fifth year, the Cortona on the Move Festival is a summer-long celebration of photography. This always-astonishing mosaic of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio ...
John Hooper, Southern Europe editor of the Guardian and Italy and Vatican correspondent for the Economist, Hooper’s many years of experience as a journalist and observer of Italian culture make him the perfect person to field questions about the people we all know and love, yet rarely completely understand.
With Expo 2015 in nearby Milan and myriad other international events, such as the Flora Firenze flower show in May and Pope Francis’ visit in November, this is a year of opportunity for Tuscan businesses. The Florentine spoke with Leonardo Bassilichi, president of Florence’s Chamber of Commerce,
White and minimalist, the office of the director of Polimoda Linda Loppa belies the international fashion institute’s focus and creativity.
On a crisp day, The Florentine had the pleasure of chatting with Louise Holm Ferragamo in the discreet ambience of Caffè dell’Oro along lungarno degli Acciaiuoli. As the winter rays streamed in through the windows, Louise explained what brought her to Florence, her fervent support of Meyer
While you can certainly have your fill of exquisite bistecca fiorentina, crostini neri and ribollita in Florence, a new wave of creative culinary excellence is putting the city firmly on the map. Among those who are burnishing the city’s reputation for fine food is Antonello Sardi, the latest
Emma Ferrer and I met on an unseasonably cold night this fall at a charming wine bar near piazza San Marco. Since her recent modelling stint for fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, Ferrer has been exposed to the unfamiliar limelight of international media attention, a slice of the fame
Photos by Marco Badiani Before the holiday season got underway, The Florentine paid a visit to the recently renovated Palazzo Canevaro to chat with U.S. Consul General Abigail Rupp about life in Florence, the work of the U.S. Consulate and the weirdest thing she has seen in the
When Sharon Oddson and I met for a chat on a cloudy fall morning, shortly after unlocking La Cucina del Garga, her family-owned restaurant not far from the heart of San Lorenzo, she offered me a cappuccino. But even after four decades in Florence, she handed it to me
Sitting on a sun-drenched wooden bench in Ditta Artigianale, Florence’s hip new coffee shop, I waited for Nardia Plumridge, the face behind the successful ‘Lost in Florence’ website. She was dashing up the road on her bike to meet me for a chat and a
Beautiful marble statues take centre stage in the impressive, book-lined lounge in Florence’s Palazzo Tornabuoni Private Residence Club, where I sat down with Club Attaché Gabrielle Maria Taylor to find more about her life and work in Florence. With a degree in art history and
A sought-after destination for the likes of Queen Victoria, the St. Regis Florence is now more than just a luxurious place to stay. The Art Deco-style winter garden at one of Florence’s leading hotels has opened its doors to Valeria Piccini, one of Tuscany’s
Year after year, Florence lures countless creative types who decide to make it home. A little over a decade ago, designer-turned-boutique owner Daisy Diaz became one of them. After a varied professional path in public relations and interior design, Diaz decided to open her own shop in Florence,
Christmas is the busiest time of year for choirs, and none more so than the Florence Gospel Choir, the first of its kind in Italy. It was co-founded more than 15 years ago by American musician Nehemiah H. Brown and Eusebio De Cristofaro. I went to meet Nehemiah Brown,
Walking into the sumptuous surroundings of Palazzo della Gherardesca is always a soothing and pleasurable experience, but it is all the more so when one is about to meet the Four Seasons Florence’s Michelin-starred chef, Vito Mollica. Modest in his success and amiable with all, Basilicata-born
A few streets over from Michelangelo’s former home, William Kelley and his wife, Susan, have settled in a beautiful flat with panoramic views of Florence. Since 2004, the American-born artist has made Florence a permanent base, first renting a studio on the Ponte Vecchio. When the space