Prato is one of the most multi-ethnic cities in all of Europe: of 200,000 residents, 18% are foreigners – not
Sunny skies, long summers and delicious Mediterranean cuisine – buying property in Italy and moving here is certainly tempting. Recently,
The Ponte Vecchio or ‘Old Bridge’, that joins the centre of city with the district of Oltrarno on the south
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate this year, we’re looking at images of motherhood in Italian art
If the Medici were alive today, other than being bankers and politicians, they’d probably be dealing in commercial real estate.
Pastrami is a 10 year old Golden Retriever who loves art. Or so we’d like to imagine, based on the
I work at The Florentine, where we do a lot of translations from Italian to English. Over the years, we’ve
Every year, many tourists visit the beautiful Tuscan town of San Gimignano. They come to see the famous medieval towers
In a city full of cooking schools, restaurants and event spaces, the newest opening in Florence is a place that
A book in English that explains what is going on in the beautiful and ailing country of Italy is certainly
Many return visitors to Florence wax nostalgic about past experiences and wish to repeat them over again a decade later.
I occasionally hear about contemporary art exhibitions in Florentine galleries, but seldom manage to go see them since they are
If you’re planning a return trip to Florence, Italy in 2015, or if you’re here for a longer period, you’ll
It’s that time of year again. When trees get trimmed and everyone asks “Are you going home for the holidays?”.
UPDATE: If you missed it at Palazzo Pitti, this show has moved to Reggia di Venaria (Torino) where it will
There are some places in the world that will always be special to you. Places linked to sensations or personal
When I first started hanging around in the Maremma area of Tuscany almost 15 years ago, I remember perusing some
Borgo Sansepolcro, or just Sansepolcro, might best be described as the “four corners” of Italy. Located in the Province of
Southern Tuscany is a wild place. For centuries, the bright young things of Florence and Siena kept their distance. Malaria-plagued
In Summer, 2014, Italy’s state museums finally permitted photography for personal use. The old ban on taking pictures in museums
A few minutes drive uphill from the Tuscan town of Sansepolcro, in the land inhabited by Piero della Francesca, the