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 …

‘Alchemy of Paper and Stone’

The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Florence flood with an exhibit combining Japanese paper “washi-art” with the Florentine Mosaico Fiorentino. The exhibit, called Alchemy of Paper and Stone, will commence on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. on VIa della Scala 16.   The “washi-art” will be …

Communicating Fashion

Each Spring at the ISI (Institute for International Studies) in Florence, the role of the city as a world capital for menswear is highlighted. A course dedicated solely to writing and blogging about fashion is offered for undergraduates from many American schools and includes a unique scholarly visit to the Pitti Uomo menswear trade show …

Unknown Pleasures Displayed: Bardini Museum hosts Glenn Brown

The exhibition Unknown Pleasures is running at the Museo Bardini from June 10 to Oct. 25, showcasing a spectrum of Glenn Brown’s work. Brown will be installing over twenty pieces including paintings, drawings and sculptures, some of which have been made for this exhibition and shown for the first time. Mining art history and popular …

Art on the Move?

Two of the most important Florentine sculptures, Michelangelo’s David and Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, prompted a great deal of debate this summer as, although for different reasons, were proposed to be moved respectively from the Accademia Museum and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Discussion about a new possible destination for Michelangelo’s David to reduce …

Running to Fight Against Breast Cancer: Corri La Vita Returns on Sept. 24

The Corri la Vita marathon is returning on Sept. 24. Founded in 2003, the marathon has been raising over 4.500.000 euro in 14 years,with 275.000 participants from all over the world, bringing together charity, physical activity, culture and social commitment. Athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to participate in the five-kilometer walk or the 11-kilo- …