Florence In Ecstasy

Lee Foust The founding principle of every moral system I can think of is the sacredness of life. To love oth- ers as we love ourselves and to hold all life on Earth inviolable is the bedrock of both our secular ethics and religious moralities. Unfortu- nately, the biological conditions of existence on this planet …

A Florentine Breakfast

Arcelia Martin   The typical Italian breakfast is the cozy morning duet of a cappuccino and a cornetto. In comparison to other countries, Italian breakfast is considerably smaller. It was not until recently that breakfast become a part of Italian culture. “Since ancient Roman times, breakfast was not big in Italy and it later became …

A Florentine St. Patrick’s Day

An Irish festivity that Florence is preparing to celebrate. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a very special occa- sion to connect locals with the in- creasing foreign community, prev- alently English speaking, living in or just visiting the city. But do Florentines, and generally Italians, really celebrate this festivity in the proper way? Well, the …

Food Wastage in Italian Tourism Sector

How a Single Consumer can Change the Travel Destination of Food   Migle Vaisnoraite Redirected  flight, cancelled train, full bus can complicate one’s travel plans. However, while tourists manage to reach their intended destination by taking the next plane, missing the flight to one’s mouth means travelling straight to the rubbish bin for food. The …

Simplicity and Luxury

Discover the Basic Renaissance Food Migle Vaisnoraite   “If you ask them [Italians cooks] ‘I would like to put this type of cheese with this type of bread’. They will go ‘no, no, no, that does not go’…There is a lot of pride that goes behind the food,” says Monika Duque, a professor of history …

All Foods Fiorentina Basket

Discover the Florence Basketball Team   Marco Bracci   Coached by former Italian National team player Andrea Niccolai, All Food Fiorentina Basket, is an explosive mix of experienced players, rookies,  and participates of the Italian third national league. The team’s goal is to access play-off games and compete with the toughest Italian teams in order …

Half Marathon Returns April 15

Grace Kucera   The 35 international Half Marathon Vivicitta will take place on Sunday, April 15. With participants ranging from running enthusiasts to families with children and runners from all over the world, the Half Marathon has become one of the most important sporting events in Florence.   Runners can choose between a half marathon, …

Europe Votes to End Visa-Free Travel for Americans

The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU last December. The vote, which urged the revocation of the scheme within two months, means that  Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect. …

Pope Coming

After his visit to Florence and Prato in November 2015, Pope Francis returns to Tuscany for a day-visit this upcoming May.   First the Pope will visit Nomadelfia, a village in the southern province of Grosseto, and then Loppiano, a small town near Figline Valdarno, about half-an-hour drive from Florence.   Rodolfo Cetoloni, bishop of …

Homes On Sale…for €1

Sarah Litchman   To solve the problem of the abandonment of Italian villages, some Italian towns have decided to place on the market houses in shambles for 1 euro.   The first council to announce the decision was Salemi, a small town in the Sicilian province of Trapani hit by an earthquake in 1968. In …