Tag: interviews

COMMUNITY

A coffee with Joshua Dick

Joshua Dick relocated to Florence after selling his company Urnex, a market leader specialized in cleaning products for coffee machines.

THINGS TO DO

Speakeasy Multilingual: finding friendships

Miriam Hurley and Lexie Cimko created the Speakeasy Multilingual get-togethers in Florence in 2014.

COMMUNITY

On a “first date” with Mandy Ginsberg

Former CEO of Match.com, Mandy Ginsberg, talks about moving to Florence and her business accomplishments, including how she championed women’s rights in the tech world.

COMMUNITY

Meet Lisa Brancatisano of This Tuscan Life

David Bach talks with Lisa Brancatisano, artist, entrepreneur and founder of This Tuscan Life magazine in Florence.

FOOD + WINE

The first (and only) Italian Master of Wine: Gabriele Gorelli

Gabriele Gorelli achieved the nigh-impossible dream of becoming a Master of Wine in February 2021, becoming the first and only Italian to hold the elusive title.

FOOD + WINE

Meet Sandro Sartor, President of Ruffino Wines

David Bach interviews the president of Ruffino, Sandro Sartor, about reconciling identity and innovation in the wine world.

COMMUNITY

Meet Elia Nichols, public speaking and communication coach

Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new column, titled ...

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Bach Talks Ep.1 with Elia Nichols

  Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new video ...

THINGS TO DO

Duty and remembrance: Florence American Cemetery

Eight miles south of Florence lies the Florence American Cemetery, memorializing thousands of Americans who fell while liberating Italy during World War II. The Florentine speaks with Superintendent Angel Matos about ...

COMMUNITY

Talking about universities and conferences with Alessandra Petrucci

Leaders in academic, medical, research and professional fields were awarded on October 14 for their commitment to winning bids to hold congresses and events in Florence, which bring a strong ...

COMMUNITY

Breakfast with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

For New York actor Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Entourage, Younger), the dream of living in Italy was once something only imaginable on the big screen. Everything changed when she met Gabriele ...

COMMUNITY

Impactful yet playful: Marina Calamai

Through art, jewellery and events, Marina Calamai’s oeuvre is emotionally impactful yet playful, operating from the belief that, when we laugh, our hearts open to learning.      Love Labyrinth ...

NEWS

The scent of Pitti: interview with Raffaello Napoleone

For Destination Florence Magazine, we speak with Raffaello Napoleone, Chief Executive of Pitti Immagine, about the first Pitti Immagine trade fair to be held in Florence since the pandemic struck.   ...

THINGS TO DO

DUCO returns to Florence: interview with Carolina Perez

As DUCO 2021 gets underway in Florence, Carolina Perez, the event’s founder, speaks about her Italian roots, what delegates can expect from the return of the top tourism event and ...

ART + CULTURE

At home with Christian and Florence Levett

Former investment manager, now full-time art collector Christian Levett and his wife Florence recently moved to the city. Their central Florence home is an inspiring gallery in its own right, ...

FOOD + WINE

Mary Ann Esposito: a knight of regional Italian food

New Hampshire-based author and TV anchor Mary Ann Esposito has devoted her 30-year career to championing Italian regional cuisines. In this interview, the host of America’s longest-running television cooking program, ...

FOOD + WINE

The chef at the United States Consulate: Paula Carrier

Paula Carrier is a diplomat in her own culinary right. An Englishwoman employed as the chef at the US Consulate General in Florence, she has stayed steadfastly at the stove ...

ART + CULTURE

A Santo Spirito lunch with Andre Thomas Halyard

Lockdown red became careful orange before turning to a liberal yellow, and a midday stop at an osteria once again became a possibility. I enter Osteria di Santo Spirito, at ...

ART + CULTURE

Asking the right questions with Rebecca Olsen

Florence born and a forward thinker, artist and educator Rebecca Olsen’s medley of roles blends into an intriguing and exciting combination that is revealed in her bright and bold works.  ...

COMMUNITY

Talking community with Nirav Tolia

Nirav Tolia is an über-successful entrepreneur who studied at Stanford University before working for Yahoo! and going on to found his own businesses including Epinions and, most notably, Nextdoor. With ...

COMMUNITY

Meeting Ragini Gupta, US Consul General in Florence

Ragini Gupta has served as a US diplomat since 2002 with previous assignments in Jordan, Mexico, Pakistan and India, as well as serving as director of the Office of Broadcast ...

COMMUNITY

A conversation with Kim Campbell

In her home in the Florence hills, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell is proudly wearing the Order of Canada, a snowflake pin with a maple leaf in the middle, an ...

THINGS TO DO

Florence Korea Film Fest 2020

We’ve all heard of Oscar winner Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho, but perhaps our knowledge of Korean cinema draws to a rather limited conclusion there. Providing ample opportunity to widen ...

ART + CULTURE

A modern Florentine patroness: Maria Manetti Shrem

I first met Maria Manetti Shrem one overcast evening on the rooftop of Palazzo Gondi. The exchange was short but special. It was as though the clouds had opened and ...

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