A World in Dance Danza in Fiera at the Fortezza da Basso from Feb. 23-26

Later this February, Florence is celebrating dance with one of the biggest events in Europe dedicated to the form of art, Danza in Fiera, which will be returning for its sixth edition at the Fortezza da Basso from Feb. 23-26. Professionals, dancers, studios, groups and companies will gather from all over the world offering stages, …

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 …