LUCCA

Located about an hour to the west of Florence, Lucca is a town filled with Tuscan charm and perfect for a day trip. Lucca is at the bottom of the Apuan Alps, so there is much diversity in the terrain surrounding the city. Those who visit Lucca will find that its modern day attractions display …

OBAMA FINDS INSPIRATION IN ITALY

Barack Obama, has been recently speculating on what his plans are after his presidency has come to an end. After two terms Obama hinted to the days when “in just over a year, no longer will I cover this role, I will be among you as a citizen.” Before his political career Obama found himself …

THE LUSO-FLORENTINE CONNECTION

The humanistic movement that swept across Europe during the 15th century manifested itself brilliantly in Florence thanks to progressive, wealthy patrons like the Medici. Not surprisingly, the “Renaissance City” became the epicenter of art and culture, thus capturing the attention of European rulers. As a Luso-American enamored of Florence, the Luso-Florentine connection is of particular …

Leonardo Museum Marks a Decade

The Machines of Leonardo da Vinci Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Inaugurated by Gabriele Niccolai in 2005, the exhibit showcases Niccolai’s collection of interactive models built from Leonardo’s da Vinci’s designs. With 52 of its 300-plus handmade models on display, the Niccolai Collection is the largest private collection of Leonardo’s machines in …

Taste it Again

The 11th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dediacated to Italian excellence in taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 7–9 at the Stazione Leopolda. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the international food world. The fair is a journey in the planet of food, …

“LOVE:” THE 1st DIGITAL BRAND IN ITALY DEDICATED TO LOVE

On November 18, 2015 Compagnia Editoriale Aliberti launched the first digital platform in Italy dedicated solely to love. Featuring contemporary authors from around the world, readers are offered a plethora of interesting fiction and non-fiction books. Francesco Aliberti’s vision for this ambitious project became a reality with the help of Dr. Cinzia Giorgio (Love’s Editorial …

IN HONOR OF VALENTINE’S DAY:

IN HONOR OF VALENTINE’S DAY: NATURAL APHRODISIACS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIBIDO by C. De Melo LIBIDO: Definition: 1. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives. a. Sexual desire. b. Manifestation of the sexual drive. It happens to almost every couple in a long-term relationship. In time, the sizzling passion cools. Should you …

LOVE YOURSELF A Better YOU Awaits!

LOVE YOURSELF A Better YOU Awaits! I first met professional Life Coach, Sophie Kruijsdijk, at the wonderful “Live it Local” event in Palazzo Belfiore this past October. We exchanged business cards, and a month later I received an email from her offering me a complimentary mini life-coaching session. Since I strive to  promote local businesses …

The Port of Florentine Musicians

The Port of Florentine Musicians Jazz and traditional Italian music at the Porto di Mare club As with any port, Porto di Mare-Eskimo is synonymous with exchange, correspondence, and coming and going. This year the club has an important novelty: courses of typical Italian dance Tarantella, which will be taking place on Friday night. Porto …

Pitti Uomo Ends with Record-Breaking

Pitti Uomo Ends with Record-Breaking   The 2016 edition of the Pitti Immagine Uomo fair hit a record in terms of the companies attending (1.219 brands), the figures for the buyers, press and members of the trade, confirming the main Florence fashion event as one of the most important in the world for menswear. Figures …