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“LO STILE DELLO ZAR” preview

On 18th September 2009 The Textile Museum opens an exhibition incooperation with the most famous Russian museums. About 150 works of art.

A Florence “Cultural Experience”

When I first arrived in Italy, I was overwhelmed with the number of friendly people (men in particular) I encountered while acquainting myself with the beautiful city of Florence. Their usual comments including “ciao bella” (hello beautiful girl) and “bellissima” (very beautiful girl) were definite self-esteem boosters for an average American girl with limited Italian experience.

Scooter Craze

Beginning at a young age, my parents have always stressed the importance of traveling in safe, well-made vehicles. Therefore, riding on a motorcyle/scooter would be absolutly out of the question. When I first arrived in Florence, I was shocked at the number of people that drived scooters. Unfortunately, I have regretfully noticed how wrecklessly most of them choose to drive

Life Lessons in the Italian Supermarket

I was shopping in the Supermarket yesterday when something strange happened to me.Perhaps I should preface the story by saying that I come from California- a land of freedom where grocery store ethics are almost nil. That said, I was browsing the fruit section on a Thursday night shopping trip.I was shopping for myself and thus - trying to pick the best and smallest grape bunch from an assortment of monstrous bunches that I knew would go bad before I got the chance to eat them all. Now speaking as a single person from the land of supermarket freedom - I would say that I was within my bounds and those of common decency. And perhaps I was.

My beautiful life in Santo Spirito, Florence

The sounds of church bells are what awakens me on Sunday morning. Not at all a bad way to wake up and thankfully the first ones don’t strike until 8:45am, so I am not forced out of bed too early.If I stay in bed for another 15 minutes, the second reminder of Sunday sounds as the bells attempt to call me to church.I’m living in the Santo Spirito area of Firenze, so happy to have moved away from my first apartment by the Ponte Vecchio.My new place is only 25 Euros more a week and it’s more than worth it for its tranquility (one of the few places in Firenze where I’ve not heard the constant noise of Vespas, talking and metal rolling doors being lowered and raised).

Italian-English basic “accommodations” dictionary

If you are looking for a room or an apartment in Italy you probably need to know better the terms associated to the different types of accommodations and to the most common way to the describe a house, an apartment, a nice room with a view, a full furnished kitchen...

Without a roof under Florence sky

lorence, rich city, gets married to art and fashion.Personalities like Roberto Cavalli, a famous Italian designer, have their boutiques in Tornabuoni street, surrounded by other important brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Damiani, Prada...Here, everyday, strangers and wealthy people spend their money looking for a fashionable dress or for a multifunctional bag.

Diladdarno White Night ( Nottarno 2009)

Piazza Poggi : 19,00 APERITIVO CON DJ SET 21,00 MUSICA: THE RENT 23,00 MUSICA: TOO MUCH BLONDE 1,00 DJ SET Lungarno Serristori: 20,00 / 24,00 " RODOLFO SIVIERO" SHOW DI UGO E LAMBERTO PIGNOTTIGiardino Demidoff : 19,00 APERITIVO CON DJ SET 22,30 DANZA DEL VENTRE 24,00 DJ SETVia de' Bardi: 23,00 Musica: GV. Quartet c/o Open BarPiazza della Passera : 19,00 - 21.00 Musica: Chris Wyatt Scott 21,00 - 2,00 orchestra MUSIPOLITANAPiazza Pitti : 21,00 SPETTACOLO DI DANZA 23.30 MUSICA: MICOL BARSANTI 1.00 MUSICA: MARTINICCA BOISONPiazza Santo Spirito: Mercato dela note 22.00 musica: Superstition 23.30 musica: Majakovich terzet 1.00 musica: The GuitarsVia delle Caldaie : 21.00 MUSICA: Sretclerks Rock Band c/o Caffè Notte Via della Chiesa : 19,00 - 3,00 Mostra arte contemporanea No Rising Nor Faling di Kirsten Stromberg c/o Galleria Micro - Via della Chiesa, 21/r

Tiramisù

“Pull me up” is the translation of Tiramisù. For sure it refers to the strong caloric contribution, which is supposed to give an aphrodisiac help.What is basic for this delicious dessert is the freshness – and safety – of the ingredients: Mascarpone, which is a cheese from Northern Italy with a high contents of fat and the eggs, which are usually raw.Marcella Ansaldo suggests a method for a “really safe” ......