The ‘Village’ of Florence

  by Claudia Niemann and Ivana Scatola   It is no coincidence that celebrities such as Sting and Madonna own an apartment in this neighborhood: Santo Spirito is in fact to Florence what Greenwich Village is to New York and Shoreditch is to London. Less frequented by tourists than the center, the chic yet laid-back …

Where to find authentic Florentine craftsmanship

    From hand-made leather goods to artisan jewellery known as bigiotteria, Florence hosts several practitioners of the bigiotteria craft. At L’Oro Fuggia visitors can discover the tradition of arte povera, where owners Leonardo Bertucci and Leonora Moschitta create singular and colourful works of art using a variety of materials, including brass, copper, silver, freshwater …

Novembre e dicembre al cinema a Firenze

  Guido Reverdito In questi due mesi che concludono l’anno solare l’attività dello storico cinema Odeon, da sempre sinonimo di cinema in lingua originale proposto soprattutto per la nutrita comunità anglofona presente in città, ruoterà interamente intorno alla ricca kermesse del festival «50 Giorni di Cinema», in programma dal 29 ottobre al 14 dicembre. Per …

WWII in the Memories of a Woman

Tina was only 12 when the Allies landed in southern Italy in the summer of 1943. A few days after, as it appeared evident that the war was lost. Italy had surrendered, and in a few hours the Germans, from allies, became enemies. They invaded Italy and even succeeded in liberating Mussolini and bringing him …

Benigni Returns

  Comedian-director Roberto Benigni has recently announced that he is returning to film after nearly a decade. His last film, The Tiger and the Snow was released in 2005.
 
 “Television and film are mediums that are very very distant [from each other], even if new television series have a completely new style created by …