Press received, contributions & accolades

Established early on the travel blogging scene, in 2004, and with its authoritative voice, ArtTrav quickly garnered accolades from, and had the opportunity to collaborate with, some of the biggest names in travel.

ArtTrav was listed in Lonely Planet’s “Florence & Tuscany” guide (2012, 2014) as one of only five recommended internet resources about Florence. The others were official websites or news outlets. Alexandra Korey was chosen by FlipKey by Tripadvisor as a destination expert for Tuscany (a year-long collaboration) and was also contacted by Expedia to write tips for “travelers who prefer art experiences” in a now offline game. Alexandra also contributed to the 2011 edition of The Eyewitness Guide to Florence.

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.


ArtTrav’s author Alexandra Korey is currently a regular contributor to The Florentine & works as Head of Digital at Flod, a Florence-based communications agency, where she specializes in wine communication, tourism and sustainability.

Important contributions

Travel + Leisure

Fall 2016 – Contributed to Travel + Leisure with the area guide for the Cinque Terre (hotels, transportation etc) and the news article about “How Cinque Terre Plans to Handle Being on Every Traveler’s Bucket List” with interviews to the mayor and the president of the park commission as well as local wineries and businesses.

Austrian Airlines

Summmer 2019 – article in Skylines Magazine “Insider Guide” series about Florence, citing restaurants, hotels and museums.


Summer 2018 – Contributed 4-page spread (and cover article) “Photographers’ Paradise” to Kronplatz (Sud Tirol) official DMO magazine (published in Italian, English and German and distributed in 30k copies)

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