florence

WTF

American Exchange Students in Italy Start Fire by Cooking Pasta Without Water

There are cooking failures, and then there are cooking failures so bad that you piss off the entire country of Italy.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.21.18
italy

This Farm Is Occupied by Squatters Who Are Making Incredible Olive Oil

The abandoned hillside location on the outskirts of Chianti is run by a collective of farmers without a boss.
Diletta Sereni
1.5.18
Fast Food

Why McDonald’s Is Suing This Italian City for 18 Million Euros

What has Florence done to anger the global burger chain?
Phoebe Hurst
11.10.16
Cocktails

Inside Florence's First Speakeasy

After more than a year of construction and renovation, the historic city of Florence is now home to the cocktail-driven bar Rasputin, named after the famously hard-to-kill faith healer.
Coral Sisk
6.10.16
israel

Why Israeli's Prime Minister Is Getting Major Flak for Eating at a Florence Restaurant

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a backlash for dining with Italian Prime Minister at a three-Michelin-starred but decidedly non-kosher restaurant.
Alex Swerdloff
9.1.15
italy

The Offal Osteria Is Putting the Guts Back into Florence's Former Red Light District

Il Magazzino—started by an ex-lithographer—serves up lampredotto-filled ravioli, offal sushi, tongue carpaccio, and tripe ragu spaghetti, among other surprises.
Coral Sisk
6.19.15
florence

Florence's Illegal Bakeries are the Sweetest Taboo

Every night as the people of Florence turn out their lights, the city's secret (and illegal) bakeries turn on theirs, ready to quietly serve customers from behind closed doors solely at night. Only if you're well behaved, though.
Ruth Lawes
5.15.14