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For a chilled out evening with live music check out Superfox 

Via della Vigna Vecchia, 27 

Located close to Santa Croce, Superfox is a newly opened café/ cocktail bar popular among young ex pats and English speakers, but with a growing local crowd.  It has...

Unless you are a nineteenth century art historian, an Italian native, or have spent a significant amount of time in Florence, chances are that you have never heard of the Macchiaioli. However, this short-lived artistic movement indigenous to Tuscany, which shared many...

Fegatini, or Tuscan chicken liver pâté, is an antipasto that you will almost always see on menus and as part of the aperitivo buffet in Tuscany. It is served either on crostini (thinly sliced toasted bread) or on fried polenta slices – the latter is a particularly typi...

Art is science made clear

- Jean Cocteau - 

This blog post is about how I chose between two possible careers, one in the arts and one in science, and how over time I came to discover that these seemingly opposite choices were in fact more similar than different.

I lo...

Tanvi Pathare is an artistoriginally from Mumbai, now living and workingin Florence. Shehas been teachingclassical painting and selling her paintingsfrom her studio in Italy for severalyears, and now looks for new ways to challenge and inspire her creative process...su...

 

There is great live music in Florence if you know where to look. We met Roberto (Bob) Uggiosi and Emiliano Tozzi of Abbellicapelli (aka ABC sextet) after seeing them play several times at Volume in Santo Spirito. Their band is excellent and a lot of fun, and Bob and E...

 

Originally from California, Maureen Hyde is a painter who has been living and teaching in Florence for over 20 years, and we are delighted that Maureen will be running two painting courses at Art Escape Italy in August and September of 2016. I recently visit...

Santo Spirito is located “on the other side” of the Arno, an area referred to by locals as the Oltrarno. It is one of my favourite places to eat, hang out, listen to live music, and shop in Florence.  Santo Spirito is filled with artisan shops tucked along its quaint s...

This recipe for tiramisù comes from combining traditional family recipes from a couple of sources, then testing out the recipe to adjust the proportions and the level of sweetness. My friends confirm that this recipe gets it right.

 

Authentic tiramisu is made with raw e...

On the first day of our 6-week intensive program with Florence Academy of Art, we were taken to Zecchi (www.zecchi.it) to purchase our supplies for the course. While we were very impressed with the quality and specialisation of their products, we were also a bit startl...

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