There’s never been a better time to plan a sabbatical in Florence and consider spending a life-enriching extended period of time in Italy. Earlier in the year, more than 280,000 people applied to take part in a three-month sabbatical organized as a marketing ploy by Airbnb in a village near Matera, in southern Italy. […]
DOCUMENTARY/ Yemen, nonostante la guerra 9.30pm, August 30 As part of the Cinema nel Chiostro series curated by Spazio Alfieri, Medici Senza Frontiere (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) will be present at the screening of the documentary “Yemen, nonostante la guerra”, organized by the Middle East Now Festival. The documentary details one of […]
I genuinely do not believe that I could have been any more shocked if you had picked me up and dumped me on Mars and told me to get on with it, alone. At the beginning of March, the Italian government with a huge dose of courage and foresight shut down all Italian schools […]
Cortona On The Move is not quite what you would expect to find in a gorgeous if geriatric Etruscan hilltown near Arezzo. Archaeological museums, yes, palazzi looking out over the shimmering Val di Chiana, certainly. You would bet against finding Italy’s biggest photography festival. Yet that is exactly what Cortona hosts every summer. […]
Modern Italian history teaches us that the country is at its finest when its collective back is to the wall. When the European Economic Community was created in 1957, Italy seized the opportunity, despite largely still being an agricultural nation. “Everywhere … there were entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and skilled craftsmen ready to meet […]
Citizens return to Florence's time-worn streets, responsibly observing social distancing and wearing face protection, following the April 29 dispensation from the regional government of Tuscany permitting walking and cycling.