Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Save Section of Florence’s Pazzi Chapel

The Pazzi Chapel in Florence

From November 17 to December 19, 2014, Opera di Santa Croce will be running an international crowdfunding campaign to restore the loggia of the Pazzi Chapel. This is the first ever Kickstarter campaign by a cultural institution in Florence, Italy. From today, November 17, 2014, Opera di Santa Croce, a non-profit institution responsible for the administration of […]

Explore the Stunning Studios of the Artisans of Florence this Weekend

Lost in Florence Open Studio Weekend

If you’ve ever wanted to take an up close and personal look at the work of Italy’s world renown artisans, then you’ll be in for a treat if you are in Florence this coming weekend. It’s the Lost in Florence Open Studio Weekend. Especially for you, Nardia Plumridge of the Lost in Florence website has helped open […]

Something New is Cooking in Florence

Recently, I was invited to Florence by the people at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute to see their newly opened cooking school in this Tuscan city’s mercato centrale  – central market – which is in the Florence’s San Lorenzo district. Yes, I did a cooking course too and it was great fun. Here’s more about my culinary day out […]

Eataly – Not only in Milan, but in Florence too!

Eataly All Around the World

We know a certain editor of a particular blog can tend to be Milano-centric on occasions [Who me?! – Ed]. There are good reasons for this. Your humble correspondent from further south than Sforza city was therefore understandably surprised to see that Florence has also been blessed with the opening of an Eataly store. Situated […]

The Little Things

Living here in Florence Italy has truly opened my eyes to some of the little things I have taken for granted back at home. In the US In the United sates we don’t have to pay to use the bathroom, in most places internet is free.  We have air conditioning, and our heat is never […]

Florence’s Vicious Traditional Football

Colorful and Brutal - Florentine Football

In America we have access to a whole bunch of sports, none of them I believe are as tough as Calcio Storico Fiorentino, or Ancient Florentine Football. How it Started Dating back to the 15th century, Calcio Storico Fiorentino, or costume football is definitely one of the most brutal sports I have ever heard of. […]

New Fashion Portal in Florence – Europeana Fashion

Gucci and Armani are fashion industry names we are used to hearing, but come 2015 we might be learning about plenty of others, including some which date back into the past to the very origins of fashion. What is to Come? On March 1st 2012, a new fashion portal was launched in Florence. Europeana, the […]

Nightlife in Florence

If you want to get out at night Florence, there are quite a few options.  Here’s what American studying in Florence, Diana discovered. First Impressions When I first came to Florence I was shocked at how noisy and crowded it can be every night.  Literally people are out in the streets until two am.  Okay […]