Tom Austen was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and currently attends Syracuse University in New York. With an interest in both journalism and Italian, Tom headed to Florence for six weeks to practice his language in the classroom and his writing as an intern at the Florentine.
Lingering over a book and a cup of coffee, and maybe even a conversation, is a pleasure shared by many. Around the world, making it possible for customers to browse and sip has proven a solid business model, as evident in the increase in bookstores that include cafés,
Il Palmerino, the Renaissance villa turned cultural hub, has just under a week left in a fundraising campaign for its renovation. Launched on crowdfunding platform IndieGogo, the campaign has three principal objectives: creating a new multidisciplinary room to be used for conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and lectures; building a library that
Just three years after the nearly 150-year-old Piedmontese cioccolateria founded by Silvano Venchi opened a store in Via Calimaruzza, a stone's throw from the iconic "Porcellino" statue, Venchi has now opened its second Florentine store on major thoroughfare via Calzaiuoli. Unlike Venchi by piazza del Mercato
photos by Andrea PaolettiFollowing the extremely successful Van Gogh Alive show, which ended on June 2, another multimedia exhibition has just opened at Santo Stefano al Ponte. This time, it’s dedicated to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Titled ‘Da Vinci Alive: The Experience,' the show will