Eating Outside the Box

The first week or two in Florence dining on bowls of pasta, slices of prosciutto or pecorino on thick slices of crusty bread, bistecca fiorentina and trippa are more than enough to assuage the appetite and please the palate; there is a reason for Italy’s reputation as a gastronomic paradise after all. Tuscan cuisine in …

City Gets Restyling

The Florence City Council has recently approved a plan to restore the Piazzale Michelangelo, the surrounding area, and other areas in the city. The plan, which will cost 5 million Euro (of which one provided by the hotel chain Starhotels), includes interventions to restore the monumental parts of the area and the improvement of the …

Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture degli Uffizi

“Fece di scoltura di legname e colorì” 15th Century Painted Wooden Sculpture in Florence   21 March – 28 August 2016   The Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture degli Uffizi is to host a temporary exhibition, running from 21 March to 28 August 2016, showcasing roughly fifty works of art and inviting the public …

Preparing for Sting

Florence will host on July 28 at the Cascine Park one of the three Sting’s Italian concerts scheduled for this summer. The concert is part of Sting’s European Back To Bass Tour in which the English artist will perform his great classics. Sting will also play on July 27 at the Music Park auditorium in …

Liberation Month

Natalia Piombino Five years ago, on the occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian state, as many recalled the Risorgimento, the historical process that led to Italy’s unification, it became evident that the values of honor, sanctity, and family that inspired this nation-building movement could not be considered …

Italy’s Birthrate Hits Its Lowest Since 1861

A Recent report released by Istat, the Italian National Institute of Statistics, revealed that last year the country’s birthrate hit its lowest since the country’s unification in 1861. The report also highlighted a 12.4% increase in Italians leaving the country. According to Istat, 488.000 babies were born in 2015 – eight for every 1,000 residents …

Il Ponte Presents Bernard Joubert

  Exhibit on display until June   The contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is presenting the exhibition Bernard Joubert. Painting on the Edge. The exhibit, which will be on display until June 3, showcases Joubert’s artistic research, which forcing the boundaries of painting creates new styles of thought and vision, and re-establishes a tie, broken …

Fashion, Design, and Photography

  Accademia Italiana’s exhibit from April 9 o 24   Students of the Accademia Italiana will exhibit their works this month at the Bellini Palace in Lungarno Soderini and at the Obihall arena in Via Fabrizio De Andrè. While the Obihall will once again host the year-end fashion show on April 21, students of Interior, …