Luisa Via Roma Goes With Cantini

After working for Tiffany, New York, and David Morris in London and Miami, Florentine Marco Cantini has been chosen by the prestigious brand Luisa Via Roma to create accessories and exclusive jewels. Cantini, who defines himself as a “contemporary artisan” and has recently opened a new shop on Via Castello D’Altafronte, a tiny street off …

Florence Creativity Returns

Creativity never ends, especially with the fall edition of the Florence Creativity taking place at the Fortezza da Basso from Thursday, Oct.26 to Sunday, Oct. 29. The fair includes events, courses and expositors presenting new ideas, techniques and materials, and is a not-to-miss event for all of those who feel passion in their hands and …

Theresa May Addresses Post-Brexit Abyss in Florence Speech

Attempting to bridge the gridlock in Brexit negotiations and within her party, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in Florence on Friday, Sept. 22, that proposed continuous contributions to the European Union (EU) during an implementation period. Demonstrators gathered outside the Santa Maria Novella church, protesting against the political consequences that could give …

A Springtime Sandwich

Asandwich as fresh as the spring. The ingredients are prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and pesto. The inventor is Pino of Salumeria Verdi. Salumeria Verdi began as a sandwich shop with 10 menu options and has transformed through 25 years. Pino’s favorite customers are Americans students: they are the ones he loves to serve food …

March Madness

Mad as a March Hare! “In like a lion, out like a lamb” aptly describes the month of March. As the goddess Flora descends upon the Renaissance city, the days gradually grow longer and warmer. The chill of winter is quickly forgotten, and the countryside beckons us with vibrant buds and fragrant breezes. To sports …

Taste, Again

Pitti food lifestyle fair returns March 11-13 The 12th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dedicated to the excellence of Italian taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 11–13 at the Stazione Leopolda with a focus on coffee. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the …

Ditta Artigianale’s Barman Becomes Italian Champion

The chief barman of the coffee shop Ditta Artigianale, Fran- cesco Masciullo, won last January the title of Italian coffee champion at the fair Salone Internazionale Gelateria Pasticceria, Panificazione Artigianale Caffè that took place in Rimini. Masciullo will thus represent Italy at the World Championship for Barmen that will be held in Seoul, South Korea …