The beauty of Florence’s monuments is well known throughout the world. A stroll through Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio is amazing; like walking through an open-air museum. Possibly the best time to take advantage of the beauty and weather is to enjoy the month of March in Florence. Treat yourself to a weekend of spring v...

Auguri to NIAF Member Teresa Lust for her latest book, A Blissful Feast, which will be released on March 3! As much a cultural journey as it is a cooking lesson, A Blissful Feast takes readers on a series of culinary adventures in Italy’s Piedmont and Le Marche regions, and the Maremma area in Tuscany and Lazio. With passionate prose only possible...

«Americani, Firenze ha bisogno di voi, adesso più che mai». Parola di Georgette Jupe-Pradier, americana innamorata di Firenze e blogger seguitissima dai turisti americani che vogliono visitare la nostra città. E’ nota come “Girl in Florence”, oltre 75mila followers su Instagram. Ha lasciato il Texas per Firenze oltre dieci anni fa. E’ stata lei, co...

Cut & Share is a 3-year project, co-financed by the European Community, whose aim is increasing awareness in the United States and Canada about European premium products with Designation of Origin, in particular: Pecorino Toscano DOP and Prosciutto Toscano DOP. The Cut & Share campaign consists of events such as seminars, workshops, tasting courses...

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, that all ideas have been formulated – and reformulated – countless times. In an age when we are bombarded by content, it’s telling that we are insatiably drawn to the ‘classics’ as a purer form of engagement with art. We seek out recognizable paintings, sculptures and buildings of times gone by. But we ha...

Venice will always be one of Europe’s most magnificent destinations. But with so many tourists flooding in and out of the city every day, it’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of Italian destinations that are equally charming but not yet spoiled by mass tourism. WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF SIENA, TUSCANY The picturesque region of Tuscany is ho...

Six years ago I came to Florence from my home in Boston for a short stay that turned permanent after I fell in love with my now-husband, a Florentine named Rami. I was in love with the country, too, and can say that after all this time, I still find it truly breathtaking. Unfortunately the beauty isn't the only thing that makes me gasp here. Someti...

One week into my study abroad trip to Italy, I felt complex emotions. What follows are my initial thoughts from that first week. It has been an exciting voyage, through seas at times turbulent. It’s Sunday night. Curled up in bed at my host family’s apartment in Siena, I have a full stomach after a delicious home-cooked meal. I’m tired after a Satu...

Friday 3/13/20. 6:30PM-8:00PM. $100/person. Eataly NYC Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral”. The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the larges...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...