Art, Travel & Life in Italy & Europe

ArtTrav is recommended by Lonely Planet “Florence & Tuscany” guide (2012, 2014) as one of five recommended internet resources about Florence. The others are official websites or news outlets.

ArtTrav was shortlisted as one of the best Art & Culture blogs by Italy Magazine 2013 and won Best Art and Culture Blog from Italy Magazine in 2014 and 2016.

Alexandra Korey was chosen by FlipKey by Tripadvisor as a destination expert for Tuscany – see profile here – and was chosen by Expedia to write the only article in the category of “travelers who prefer art experiences” on their game “Things to do“.

ArtTrav’s author Alexandra Korey is currently a regular contributor to The Florentine, Dievole blog & has contributed to the 2011 edition of The Eyewitness Guide to Florence. She works in marketing as Head of Digital at Flod.



ArtTrav in the press

Feb 2019 I-Italy interview “Can you still be in love with Italy after 20 years

2018 interview on Mindful Mavericks Magazine

Spring 2018 a fun interview by Ray Fitzgerald.

Jan 2018 interview on Passion Passport

Fall 2017 cited in MarieClaire Italia.

August 2016: CBC News cites my thoughts on bra sizing in Italy in “Bra Fitting Boutique in Rome goes way beyond standard sizes

2016: Travel + Leisure interviewed and cited me in the Museum Hack: A Game Plan for Visiting Florence’s Uffizi Gallery

April 2015: CultureTrip listed @arttrav as one of “12 Italian instagrammers you should follow right now

June 2014: Interviewed by Michael Peter Edson (head of web strategy at the Smithsonian museum) for his academic essay “Dark Matter / The dark matter of the Internet is open, social, peer-to-peer and read/write—and it’s the future of museums”

  • About my Uffizi app he writes: “The open, social, and collaborative platforms of the read-write web make projects like Svegliamuseo and Alexandra Korey’s Ufizzi app and e-book inevitable, and even the largest, most brilliant institutions can not match the wit and energy of their followers”

January 2014: GoNews on the Pontormo in Empoli critique


April 26 2012: Corriere dell’Umbria on TBU Umbria: Mentioned as “Alexandra Korey, one of the most followed American bloggers” (cit!) in the context of a wrap-up of TBU Umbria attendees.

Sept 2005, New York Times, “Prints that helped Europe discover its great artists” (review of catalogue to which I contributed, with citation) & subsequent reflection by William Patry Copyright Blog

Earlier Interviews

Select mentions on blogs