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Tag: interviews

ART + CULTURE

Palazzo Pitti: Pontormo’s Miraculous encounters

The exhibition Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting at Palazzo Pitti reunites, for the first time, two of Pontormo’s most important paintings with their preparatory drawings conserved ...

FOOD + WINE

A contemporary baron: Francesco Ricasoli

As the spring sun filtered in through the modern offices of millennium-old Barone Ricasoli, owner Francesco Ricasoli spoke to The Florentine about the importance of soil for Sangiovese, a lifetime ...

ART + CULTURE

The man behind Pitti Uomo: Andrea Cavicchi

Andrea Cavicchi, president of Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, talks about the future of fashion and Florence as a centre of it all

COMMUNITY

The perpetual student: Danilo Venturi

Florence-based fashion institute Polimoda is frequently cited in style world-strongholds such as Women’s Wear Daily, recently came to a new agreement with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and ...

COMMUNITY

A chat with Benjamin Wohlauer

On the SelectUSA program, his priorities and favorite off-duty spots

NEWS

Interview with Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence

On mass tourism, anti-terrorism efforts, the international student community and more

ART + CULTURE

A conversation with Cecilie Hollberg

On a high-season day more than 8,000 people visit the Accademia, making it the second most visited museum in Italy after the Uffizi. Director of the Accademia Cecilie Hollberg spoke ...

NEWS

The real Brexit: an interview with Jill Morris

Morris discusses UK citizens' concerns on a recent visit to Florence

ART + CULTURE

Flame Parade: music from the Tuscan canyon

Many might not know that Tuscany and Arizona share a geological bond, an ancient legacy of curvaceous eroded rock. The Italian cousin of the Gran Canyon is known as Le ...

ART + CULTURE

An interview with Tim Rutili of Califone

On Wednesday, May 31 at 9.15 pm, a piece of rock history will be hitting the picturesque Oltrarno venue of Sala Vanni on occasion of the Glorytellers songwriter concert series. From Chicago’s ...

ART + CULTURE

BowLand’s “Floating Trip”: a soaring debut

A backstage chat is a rare journalistic privilege nowadays, where skype calls and interviews via mail are the norm. Savouring that beautiful dressing room tension, on April 8 I sat ...

ART + CULTURE

⁄handlogic: an overnight sensation

A little over a year ago,  ⁄handlogic was but a dream in the minds of its founders – now these young Florentine musicians are marching their über-talented creation out into the world. Powerfully ...

ART + CULTURE

Colombia remastered: the music of Jhon Montoya

Jhon Montoya was born at the foothills of the Andes. His passion for music goes way back: driven by an undying love for great composers such as Bach and Vivaldi, ...

ART + CULTURE

Sex Pizzul: live and kicking

Step aside Fiorentina: Florence has a new dream team and it’s sporting the colours of rock, dribble and roll. Sex Pizzul are a champion formation boasting the strength of three musicians among ...

ART + CULTURE

Setting sail with indie band RIVA

A new name is setting Florence’s musical horizon ablaze, a pirate ship charged with groovalicious ammo just waiting to be unloaded on our unsuspecting shores (and hips!). RIVA is a ...

COMMUNITY

Ugo Gherardi on the 1966 Florence flood

The city was still sleeping, the fancy shops of via de’ Tornabuoni were still closed and the lungarno still remained free from curious tourists. Walking along lungarno Acciaiuoli on my ...

THINGS TO DO

Casa Museo Bruschi’s Elisabetta Bidini

Oonagh Stransky, The Tuscan Times correspondent in Arezzo, interviews Elisabetta Bidini, the assistant director of Casa Museo Bruschi to find out what life is like behind the walls and in ...

COMMUNITY

Beatrice Grassi, President of Consorzio Firenze Albergo

The week after Ferragosto is curiously quiet in Florence, but while the locals have deserted the city in search of water fights on Tuscany’s beaches, Florence’s hotels are still busy welcoming guests from all over the world. The Florentine met with Beatrice Grassi, president of Consorzio

ART + CULTURE

The man behind the move

ph. Phillip Toledano – ‘Maybe’   Now in its fifth year, the Cortona on the Move Festival is a summer-long celebration of photography. This always-astonishing mosaic of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio ...

Lifestyle

Interview with Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen

Weinberg performing at the Cortona Mix Festival   “The screen door slams, Mary’s dress sways, Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays…”   I’ve written ...

ART + CULTURE

Interview with John Hooper

John Hooper, Southern Europe editor of the Guardian and Italy and Vatican correspondent for the Economist, Hooper’s many years of experience as a journalist and observer of Italian culture make him the perfect person to field questions about the people we all know and love, yet rarely completely understand.

COMMUNITY

An interview with Linda Loppa

White and minimalist, the office of the director of Polimoda Linda Loppa belies the international fashion institute’s focus and creativity.

COMMUNITY

Meet the president of Florence’s Chamber of Commerce

With Expo 2015 in nearby Milan and myriad other international events, such as the Flora Firenze flower show in May and Pope Francis’ visit in November, this is a year of opportunity for Tuscan businesses. The Florentine spoke with Leonardo Bassilichi, president of Florence’s Chamber of Commerce,

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