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 the typical Italian dance, the tarantella, will take place on Friday nights. Porto di Mare’s focus on live music and cultural exchange is one that the man who started …

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Luciano Lanfranchi began his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the University of Milan, Italy where he graduated with honors. He received his training in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery from the University of Milan, Italy. He was also a fellow in facial aesthetic surgery in Policlinique de …

Bringing Ancient East and Modern West

“I’m the point where the East meets the West,” she says about herself and her design style. Her ‘branding’ style is a bridge between two cultures, two different worlds that cross their line of boundary and merge while still maintaining their distinctive features: ancient Persia and modern West. Taraneh Azad came to Italy from Iran …

Rex Hosts Martera’s House’n’Roll

Breaking barriers between different styles of music is DJ’s Leo Martera formula for his Saturday night at Rex bar. The idea came when Martera noticed that one-musical-theme nights were beginning to bore people after a while. Thus came the intuition to mix not just songs, but also styles of music. And it worked, making Saturday …

Nicola Coccia Wins Carlo Levi Prize

The book on Carlo Levi written by Florentine journalist Nicola Coccia won the Carlo Levi award. The award ceremony took place in Aliano, where Levi was confined by the Fascist government and where is buried, on Oct. 29. The title of the book, L’arse Argille Consolerai, refers to poetry written by Levi in his exile …

‘Son of the Heart’: Benheart

Everything began after a heart transplant, when he woke up with a new perspective on life and realized that he now had the best chance to express his emotions through his hands. That’s why Benheart is tantamount to ‘son of the heart,’ a heart that is the distinctive look imprinted on all his leather goods: …

From the Florentine Trecentesco to Modern Fashion

The Florentine Trecentesco, an antique technique for gold leaf work on furniture pieces, frames and various accessories, inspired Piero Puliti, a designer specialized in shirts and ties, to express his sensibility for the unusual composition of materials and colors. After growing up in San Frediano, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Florence, Piero’s love …

Fashion Online

Shoppingscanner is a search engine for clothes and accessories for women, men and children, cos- metics and house decor. Easy to manage, it uses tools and filters such as price range, discount percentage, color, size or name of the product, brand, keyword. One can also navigate within the categories and find a series of tips …

Geronico Embraces Third Generation

When in 1919, shortly after the end of WWI, Pietro Geronico came to Florence from the lakes district of northern Italy, he was only a young boy looking to make a living. Born in 1899 in a small city not far from the Lake Maggiore where most people employed themselves in repairing umbrellas, he came …