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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...

Kamal Mouzawak: True Renaissance Man and a Food Lover's Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
E. Nina Rothe

Kamal Mouzawak, photographed in Florence by Antonella Cardillo A beautiful Lebanese saying can be translated loosely as "dress according to others' t...

A Week of Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Music

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What a week it was, and what a week it is, with art, dance, theater, fashion --all that here in LA and across the Atlantic in Moscow and Florence. And yes, I've seen it all, and hope that you will enjoy some of these adventures as well.

Sarah Lawrence College In Florence-A Program Worth Saving

Café McMullen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Café McMullen

When the question of what was my favorite class in school comes up, I always say it was my year abroad on the Sarah Lawrence College in Florence progr...

Five Reasons to Still Live and Love the Middle East

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

A still from "Live, Love, Refugee" a photography exhibit by Omar Imam I'll admit I'm treading a narrow path between love and hate for the Middle East...

What To Do If You Only Have One, Three Or Five Hours In Florence

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.08.2016 | Travel

One hour SANTA FELICITA If you have an hour, go to the church of Santa Felicita, just across the Arno (on the riverbank across from the cathedral). Th...

How This Middle-Aged Woman Is Starting A New Life In Florence

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

We're enjoying afternoon coffee, Jill to my left and our new friend Christina to my right. The top of the Duomo out the large picture windows looks so close I feel I could almost reach out and touch it.

The Best Sandwiches In Italy's Biggest Cities

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel

Who said Italian cooking has to be about sitting around a table for pasta, a main course and dessert? The fact is that when you’re out sightseeing, ...

Where To Eat A Day's Worth Of Meals In Florence

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel

Florence is a fairly small town, but it’s always packed with tourists. To find a bit of peace and quiet, and sit near real Florentines, I chose thre...

The Best Way To Explore Italy Solo

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.20.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

As I was shoveling snow about a month ago in my hometown of Incline Village at Lake Tahoe, I thought that maybe I could find something more exciting to do for the next few months. Enter Florence.