Kate Karpinski

Currently spending her year abroad in Florence and studying at the University of Exeter, Kate Karpinski’s passion for Italy goes well beyond her degree. Whilst her love affair with the city continues, going back to England is seeming a little less likely every day.

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Alla Sosta dei Papi: a Sant’Ambrogio watering hole

By day, Alla Sosta dei Papi hides along a street near Sant’Ambrogio church. At night, the area comes alive, as the enoteca greets its customers with a lively atmosphere, the ...


Vegetarian and vegan dining in Florence

Italy’s food culture is intrinsic to daily life in Florence, but with the majority of restaurants displaying raw steaks in their windows, and lampredotto being a street favourite, it can ...


Where to find late night food in Florence

Florence’s nightlife is bursting with options, from late aperitivos to cosy speakeasies and hidden jazz bars. But once the night is over, hunger inevitably consumes the walk home. “Late night” ...


Fiesole: walking away from Florence

While Florence may be famed for its beautiful and historic walks, circling Medici palaces, meandering through small alleys and stumbling across all sorts of curiosities, it is often easy to ...


Jewish Florence: synagogues, kosher cooking and cemeteries

Florence’s Jewish community continues to flourish, welcoming locals and tourists to participate in events and cultural rites that are embedded into the city’s fabric. Here is The Florentine’s guide to Jewish Florence, from the remains of the ghetto to the synagogue, kosher food and hidden cemeteries.