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The Pitti Uomo 91 Diaries: Lucio Vanotti, Sansovino 6 and... Sulvam Saves the Best for Last

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.15.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

This season's Pitti Uomo, which went by the theme "Pitti Dance Off" has really been rocking. Of course, the whole "peacock" phenomenon is fading and a...

The Pitti Uomo 91 Diaries: Franca Sozzani, Eton and the GGDB Golden Jackets

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.11.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Kiton's Ciro Paone and Florence Mayor Dario Nardella take a selfie during the opening ceremony of Pitti Uomo 91 It was touching to hear a group of gr...

Goblins and Gremlins of Travel: A Halloween Round-Up

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.31.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fear of yellow brick: Of seeing the stuff in museums, or monuments -- or maybe just along the edge of a Siena sidewalk. Is this a typical phobia...

Teaching in Europe

Rick Steves | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: thetravelphile.com / facebook.com/thetravelphile I enjoy many aspects of my work. But perhaps the most gratifying is to stand before a great pi...

A Tight and Happy Group

Rick Steves | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the great things about taking a tour is the people you get to travel with (assuming you join a tour that markets itself in a way that attracts ...

Video: Italian Experiences and the Joy of Guiding

Rick Steves | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On a Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, we are admittedly getting just a quick introduction to the greatest sights in Europe. But this route (with eight...

The Silk Road: Perfumes and More from the East at Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.24.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Image courtesy of Richard Lüscher Britos I look to the East for my inspiration, because I believe understanding -- not indifference -- promotes peac...

A Nose for Beauty: Perfumer Luca Maffei at Pitti Fragranze in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.14.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's Pitti Fragranze, the yearly fragrance affair organized by Pitti Immagine inside the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, I wanted to deepen m...

A Tourist Gem Called Turin/Torino

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.23.2016 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention Italy and tourists probably think first of Rome, Venice and Florence, but a smaller and not-as-popular gem in the north, noted for the auto in...

In the Beginning There Was Yarn: Pitti Filati Unravels the Mystery of Fashion in Florence

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At times it is important to get back to the basics. While understanding the heart of the matter of politics, religion and even humanity seems challeng...

Ladies' Men: Lagerfeld, Rubchinskiy and Raf Simons Capture Hearts at Pitti Uomo

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The global fashion tribe has now moved on to the next (Milan) fashion week, and the record-breaking numbers for this season's Pitti Uomo have just bee...

Eton: A Few Good Men's Shirts from Pitti Uomo 90

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

If there was a noticeable change in this Spring Summer 2017 showing at menswear fair Pitti Uomo, it was a welcomed return to easy silhouettes. This me...

The Pitti Uomo 90 Diaries: All The Small Things, Making A Big Fashion Impact

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.16.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Pitti Uomo can hardly be called small this season, by any stretch of the imagination.

The Pitti Uomo 90 Diaries: Gosha Rubchinskiy, Karl Lagerfeld and Pasolini

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.16.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Karl Lagerfeld's "Visions of Fashion" at Palazzo Pitti, image by Proj3ct Studio At a morning preview for his event at Pitti Uomo, I asked Russian des...

The Pitti Uomo 90 Diaries: From a Magical Night to a Day to Remember the Victims in Orlando

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Palazzo Pitti photographed for Pitti Immagine by Vanni Bassetti Florence is one of the most welcoming cities in the world. It's not just its perfect ...

Photos Show A Road Sink And Disappear In Italy's Florence

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.25.2016 | World

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - A stretch of street collapsed in central Florence early Wednesday, dropping a row of parked cars into an underground pipel...

Prelude to Pitti: Five Upcoming Surprises at Pitti Uomo 90

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.16.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Fashion is my addiction and even though I'm undeniably a woman, it is a craving not limited to womenswear. Actually, watching great menswear on disp...

The Secret To Successful Solo Travel

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I recently returned from a two month solo adventure in Florence, Italy. It was a magical experience filled with one great memory after another.

Waking Up a Block From David... in a 4-Poster Bed

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When I opened my eyes after a delightful night's sleep, it occurred to me that this is pretty good living -- a four-poster bed, in a 16th-century monastery, a block from Michelangelo's David, with a farmers market going on just outside my window on the most venerable Renaissance square in Florence (Piazza S. S. Annunziata).

Soaking Up the Joys of Traffic-Free Florence

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Some people shop randomly. I sightsee randomly. And after a long day of determined and focused sightseeing while researching my guidebook, I find a sp...

Studying Math in Church

Rick Steves | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Florence, the Church of San Lorenzo is a great example of how Renaissance architecture is poetry -- stony, mathematical, and timeless poetry. You'...

On My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls ChoirOn My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls Choir

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

You can just bumble through Europe and have fun. But if you make a point to know what's going on and where, you'll bring home more memories.

Bobo's Trattoria: Good Energy!

Rick Steves | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's funny to me how travelers are disinclined to walk just 5 minutes away from the tourist zone to find a restaurant filled with locals (not tourists...

The Story Behind Siena's 750-Year-Old War Relic

Rick Steves | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was just filming in the cathedral of Siena, my head spinning with its amazing art. Suddenly my Siena guide, Roberto, points out a tall, 750-year-old...

Tarzan & Arab Nasser's Dégradé: Beauty as an Act of Resistance

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When I watch a film like Dégradé, I'm glad that I'm not a critic. The way I see it, a film critic will look at a cinematic work of art as just tha...