The Double Edged Sword of Giorgia Meloni’s Victory in the Italian Election

By: Virginia Mutz In the recent Italian election, Giorgia Meloni and her far-right party, Brothers of Italy, secured the Prime Minister position in the general election, winning 26 percent of the population’s vote. Along with the Brothers of Italy, Meloni’s coalition consists of FDI ally Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-immigration League party, and former …

Rome on a Budget

By: Virginia Mutz Rome’s most famous sites – the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, and the Sistine Chapel – are essential to experience Italy’s capital history and culture. However, such historical landmarks are often expensive, especially for young individuals who can rely on many ways …

Michael Parmentier on Display at Il Ponte

By Erin Bode The Contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is presenting an exhibition by controversial, minimalist  French painter Michel Parmentier. The exhibition, titled Michel Parmentier: Opere e documenti, runs until Dec. 30.  Considered radical within the French painting scene, Parmentier built his career in the early 1960s. Studying at l’École des Métiers d’Art in France, …

PITTI UOMO RETURNS

The summer edition of Pitti Uomo, will be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 14 to 17 June 2022.  The fair dedicated to contemporary men’s fashion is expanding its temporal and physical horizons, proposing new content and new collaborations, as well as a calendar of events and international launches that will focus …

Kennedy Foundation and Italian Red Cross to hold a Supplies Drive for Families in Need

The Kennedy Foundation in collaboration with the Italian Red Cross will be holding a supplies drive for basic necessities April 23 and 24 in three Lidl supermarket locations. All supplies collected will be directly distributed to families in need. Supplies that are the most needed include baby necessities such as diapers, milk and wet wipes. …

Living Abroad During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a norm in today’s world, from regular mask mandates to vaccine requirements. As it approaches its two year anniversary, the virus has infiltrated every aspect of everyday life: needing a vaccine to work or to travel, wearing a mask to the grocery store or the movie theater, and moving in-person …

Back on Track with Pitti Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo returns to Florence Jan. 11-13. The fair, which will take place in its usual location – the Fortezza da Basso near the central train station – does not just promote new men fashion trends but it is also an attempt to relaunch Italian fashion and commerce, both slowed down in the last …

Pinocchio Jazz Reopens

Starting Saturday, Nov. 13, Pinocchio Jazz will make its reentrance to the public scene in Florence with five consecutive Saturdays of jazz performances. Located on Viale Donato Giannotti, the venue has become a historic and prominent piece of Florentine culture with an assortment of musicians and instruments played each weekend.  The first of the five …