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March 11, 2021

Talk of the town: a new wave of podcasts

Engaging content within earshot we feel drawn to: the podcast climate in Florence has a renewed vibe.         “When you’re making a life for yourself in a place that was once foreign or even unfamiliar to you, the connections you make often feel more intentional and meaningful. This lends itself to lots […]
March 18, 2021

Canto per canto: Conversations with Dante in our time

To mark the septcentennial of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Dante Society of America is spearheading an ambitious podcast series that highlights the myriad ways in which the ‘Divine Comedy’ continues to resonate with modern readers.      Seven hundred years on, an urbanite contemplating how the pandemic magnified the difficulties of living in a concrete […]
February 28, 2021

Born for the upward flight – 700 Dante: Editor’s Letter

Children were cycling across the pietra serena slabs and locals were tucking into panini in piazza Santa Croce as I perched on a bench beneath Dante Alighieri’s stony stare. Ravenna-born sculptor Enrico Pazzi donated the statue to Florence in 1865 to mark the 600th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Dante stands protectively above our heads, […]
January 24, 2021

Lessons learned and lessons pending with Europass Teacher Academy

For the sustainable development of our communities, the United Nations points to the need to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unfortunate damper on this goal, exacerbating inequities in education and seeing the most vulnerable students and families struggle to make the […]
December 10, 2020

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

LISTEN/ Lucia, la radio al cinema  December 12-13     ARMEN, the history in music of the Armenian diaspora, 12.40 December 13   The second edition of the international festival dedicated to listening, radio and podcasts brings together sounds, words, tradition and experimentation in a celebration of the art of storytelling without images. The festival […]
November 30, 2020

Best events in Florence this December, 2020

EXHIBITION/ We Rise by Lifting Others, Marinella Senatore December 3-February 7, 2021       Palazzo Strozzi announces its bright new exhibition, following the completion of Tomás Saraceno’s cerebral Aria. Entering Palazzo Strozzi will be one of Italy’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, 1977). Renowned for combining several disciplines such as […]
May 11, 2020

Converting to the cause

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 […]
May 4, 2020

Best online events May 4-11, 2020

CULTURE/ International Lyceum Club of Florence     Tune in for “Culture Pills” with the Lyceum Club’s virtual programme. The month of May will be filled with artistic, musical, literary, scientific and agricultural installments. Concerts, readings and theatre are rolled out weekly on the website and Facebook page as part of the #pilloledicultura programme. On […]
April 29, 2020

On “radical sabbatical” with David Bach

On the Friday before lockdown, I sat down for an hour or so with David Bach, one of America’s bestselling financial authors, who’s currently on a “radical sabbatical” with his family in Florence. We spoke about what brought him to our city, his successful career as a financial adviser to women and his upcoming publishing […]
April 27, 2020

Best online events April 27-May 4

CULTURE/ Manifattura Tabacchi Living Room series       Manifattura Tabacchi have released a new digital programme centered on culture and contemporary art online. Titled ‘Living Room’, the series focuses on research and experimentation with regular content released via Facebook and Instagram. Film, books, podcasts, poems, interviews and various artistic contributions make up the packed […]