Italians call it the economia sommersa – the ‘submerged economy.’ There are umpteen methods for calculating it, just as many definitions and pseudonyms for it, and a variety of takes on its significance in the bel paese. With most estimates pointing at a value in the range of
In a creative attempt to bring attention to the problem of unreasonably high book and CD prices as a result of unjust copyright laws, a group of demonstrators entered several bookstores and music shops in Florence last week and offered clientele free CDs that carried the Copyleft symbol.
There is nowhere quite like Lucca, the charming, quiet Tuscan town which Henry James described in 1909 as ?overflowing with everything that makes for ease, for plenty, for beauty.? It is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Florence, and given its close proximity, also a perfect day
The City of Florence and the Region of Tuscany have collaborated to finish off the Week of Creativity with an evening full of events set to last into the early hours of the morning on Sunday, May 22nd.
This first trial run is to be a precursor to the
Bright and early on a May morning, somewhere in the Tuscan countryside, a little band of children is gathering. Along the country lanes, they knock at the door of every farmhouse and stand and sing their repertoire of May-time songs, all about cuckoos and spring flowers and boys and
“Fa’ la cosa giusta!” is a new guidebook to critical consumption within the Tuscany Region. A detailed list of about 200 shops and organizations has been collected in this guide as a way for consumers to be able to choose “clean businesses”, like shops that promote fair-trade policies and organic goods. There is also a […]