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November 21, 2013

An interview with Vito Mollica

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

Turkey Day in Florence

‘Why do you eat turkey? That’s my question.’ My Australian friend Henry stared at me quizzically as he asked me his Thanksgiving question. I was at a very unpatriotic loss. Google soon filled me in on this technicality (it was simply the most convenient bird for the pilgrims to use at the time, and the […]

The daily grind

In 2012, Italians spent 35 percent of their food budget in cafés and restaurants, above the European Union average.   Forget Facebook, Twitter and Google+: this real-life social network is alive and kicking, and somewhat twitchy, given its caffeine intake. Unlike the virtual world, however, membership comes
February 14, 2013

Love under the Tuscan sun

In a world in which divorce rates are rocketing higher than ever and finding love can feel like a losing battle, living the expat life in Florence has given me renewed hope in amore. Almost the first question you ask any expat living here is, ‘So, why Florence?' And
November 8, 2012

The don’t miss list – Nov 8 to 21

Our events listing keeps you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment. This is a selection of the best of them.     WHITE TRUFFLES/Sagra del Tartufo Bianco November 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25. Historic centre of San
October 25, 2012

A tavola!

It is said that since the time of the Etruscans in the 8th century BCE, the bistecca fiorentina has been served blood-red rare with olive oil and copious amounts of black pepper. And, if Marco Polo's mid-thirteenth-century travel tales are to be believed, 4,500 kilos (

Imco Brouwer

Dutch by birth, Florentine by choice, Imco Brouwer had just been named director of the RFK Training Institute in Florence of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights  (RFKC; when TF interviewed him. Although new to the RFKC, it is clear that his
September 13, 2012

Andrea Davis

  Andrea Davis came to Florence in the mid-1980s, a bright, young lawyer from Boston who was looking to take a career break and live the dolce vita in Italy. It was her original intention to stay for a year. Twenty years later, she is still here, with a husband and child. Earning a law […]
November 25, 2011

The don’t miss list – Nov 24 to Dec 15

Here's our best of Florence events for the week of Nov 24 to Dec 15 2011.   HOLIDAYS Thanksgiving in Florence November 24, around Florence   For our American readers who wish to celebrate Thanksgiving but don't have an oven large enough for a whole turkey, we've
November 10, 2011

The don’t miss list – Nov 10 to 23

Our events listing keeps you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment; this is a selection of the best of them.   Music/Dissonant Live November 11, December 23, January 13, Auditorium Flog, via Michele Mercati 24b, Florence   This concert