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February 2, 2021

Whoever drinks Black earns color: Editor’s Letter

Black Madonnas occupied every landing in the Elba Island hotel where I retreated last summer. Beautiful to behold, sacred and ageless, the transracial religious art in an isolated corner of Tuscany elicited introspection when Black Lives Matter protests were calling each and every one of us to action.           It was […]
July 21, 2020

Whoever drinks black, earns color

The past month has seen the aggressive awakening of social consciousness across the world. Black History Month Florence (BHMF) has collaborated over the years with The Florentine to highlight stories and content related to our ongoing research projects and programming including The Recovery Plan, (a pop-up Black Cultural Center), Black Archive Alliance (a research project […]
June 29, 2016

Skip your Spritz: 4 drinks for Italian summer

When it comes to cocktails and cooling off, most of us are creatures of habit, myself included. After a blistering day spent in the Florentine sun—or strategically perched by the coveted office fan—few things beat that first sip of a Spritz at aperitivo hour. But the robotic way that I recite my drink order got […]
March 10, 2011

Florence drinks from the tap

For years, Italy has been one of the world's heaviest consumers of bottled water, despite the fact that its tap water is perfectly potable. Recent reports suggest, however, that Italy's city-dwellers are opting for tap water, reversing the long-term habit. According to data from Nielsen, Italy'
May 20, 2010

Florence: all fun and drinks?

The image of the nearly 8,000 American students who come to Florence each year, enrolling in approximately 40 study abroad programs, has become increasingly tarnished over the last few years through incidents that involve excessive drinking and rowdy behaviour in the historic centre. In chronicling the problem, the local
February 20, 2021

On Being Present virtual exhibition: Blackness at the Uffizi

  The Uffizi continues a focus on Black figures in its artworks with a new virtual exhibition of sixteenth and seventeenth century, in partnership with Black History Month Florence.       The second edition of On Being Present focuses on paintings such as Mantegna’s Judith and Holofernes, Dürer’s portrait of the young maid Katherina and […]
February 9, 2021

Where to drink quality craft coffee in Florence

One of the little rituals that has kept me going through the technicolour COVID rules of the last few weeks and months has been sourcing and making really good coffee at home. Sure, nothing will replace the charm of sitting in a Florentine caffè and watching the world go by over a perfectly frothed cappuccino, […]

Where to Eat and Drink for Valentine’s Day in Florence

Will you be in Florence for Valentine’s Day this February 14? With Tuscany managing to stay in yellow zone for the time being, restaurants and cafes are making the most of the occasion with all sorts of special menus and deliveries. Although San Valentino supposedly dates back to Ancient Rome, the commercial celebration is a […]
January 11, 2021

We Saw the Stars Again: Editor’s Letter

Last Friday, I saw the stars again. In the pitch black of the Tuscan hills, the constellations studded the night sky. Overwhelmed, I couldn’t look away; months had passed since the sacrosanct brightness of Orion’s Belt and the Seven Sisters had illuminated my retina.         My Guide and I, our journey to […]
December 16, 2020

Cocktail home delivery in Florence

Understandably suffering from a smidgen of pandemic fatigue? Too whacked to shake your own? Don’t fret, have cocktails brought to your door in Florence for Fridays night in (or any day of the week, come to that).     Floreal Firenze delivers canned cocktails (1 can for 7 euro, 15 cans for 90 euro) anywhere in […]