Contact information: info (at) arttrav.com or send me a tweet @arttrav
Who am I? Arttrav.com is written by Alexandra M. Korey, a Florence-based art historian turned journalist, blogger, and digital marketing specialist. (Curious? see my LinkedIN Profile).
I now work as a project manager at the digital communications company Flod, where I both develop marketing plans and execute online content for clients in the fashion and gastronomy industries, including writing company blogs, photography, and generating material for social media.
Flod also produces the longest-running English-language newspaper in Florence. Alongside the managing editor, I’m involved in every part of this paper’s production, and it comes out in paper every 2 weeks – also of course online at www.theflorentine.net.
Arttrav is a personal blog on which I can kvetch and bitch all I want – although most of the time I’m a nice person and don’t say anything bad about anything unless they deserve it. My mother taught me “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” That’s my blogging policy. I am fully responsible for my choices on this blog. If you have trouble with something I’ve written, comment on it. If I see things your way, I might change my text.
What is arttrav (now)? Arttrav is a blog about art, travel, and expat life in Florence, Italy. Alongside art historical information about Florence, Rome, and other areas of Italy and Europe, you will find articles about the people and events that demonstrate the lively nature of Italian life. And as I’ve been an expat in Florence for over 12 years, you’ll also find articles about my experience here.
What makes arttrav different from travel blogs and other websites? When I started this blog over seven years ago, it was hard to find quality material online, especially about art history. Now there is a lot more good stuff out there. What can I say? This blog contains ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT. I wrote this, and in just about all cases, I researched it, thought about it, went there, and photographed it. When it comes to the art historical information, unlike many commercial websites, my concern is to place the work within its historical and stylistic contexts.
How long have you been online? Arttrav has been online in some form or another since 2004. For more information please read the article about the evolution of this website.
Do you give tours of Florence? No, I am not a licensed tour guide so am unable to give tours. I also have a full time job
Will you answer my travel questions? Sure, why don’t you post a question on facebook?
I want to advertise on arttrav. Great! see here.
I want to keep track of everything on arttrav. Hooray! Become a fan on facebook. Follow @arttrav on twitter. Bookmark arttrav on your browser. Read it in an RSS feeder. Many are the ways to enjoy arttrav daily!
I want to write for arttrav. I accept guest posts from other bloggers, but not from companies. Send me an email with an idea and let’s talk about it! Maybe we can exchange posts.
I would also be happy to entertain suggestions for regular contributors (for example the Florence for Children articles are written monthly by my friend Laura).
If you are a company wishing to place content on arttrav please see “sponsored posts” in advertise on arttrav.
I want you to write for me. I am available as a writer for hire. I have worked on the update of the DK/Eyewitness Guide to Tuscany (2011 edition) and am qualified to write about any area of Tuscany (I wrote the official blog for the arts for the Region of Tuscany for a year).
• FTC disclosure: Arttrav does not get paid to review products nor receives free products. Any posts resulting from a sponsorship, blog trip, or free gift is explicitly indicated as such.
• Arttrav is not responsible for errors in the information provided.
• The material on this site is copyright under a creative commons license, 2012- see bottom right of every page for details. Please do not copy my hard work, especially for commercial purposes. It’s just not fair.
• Italian newspaper disclaimer: “Questo sito non rappresenta una testata giornalistica poichè viene aggiornato occasionalmente e senza alcuna periodicità. Pertanto, non può essere considerato in alcun modo un prodotto editoriale ai sensi della Legge n. 62 del 07.03.2001.”arttrav