• How To Make A Negroni

    Ahh, the Negroni. Legend has it that the cocktail was invented by a gentleman named Count Camillo Negroni, who was a regular at Café Casoni in Florence, Italy. The Count asked the bartender to stiffen his Americano cocktail with gin instead of soda water.

  • Tuscany, Italy

    Per Filippo

    The legacy of Filippo Corsini, the son of a noble family, lives on in the heartland of Tuscany.

  • Florence, Italy

    The Culinary Baroque

    From the bustling kitchens of New York City toa historical kitchen from the Renaissance, Chef Gaetano Arnone reconnects with his Italian roots and his passion for art.

  • London, England

    Coffee in Britain: A Legacy of Slavery

    The exploration and awareness of the part slavery played in the history of coffee in London can offer hope for the future.

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The Florence Issue

The Florence Issue is the travel companion to the birthplace of the Renaissance, the City of Lilies, and home to the Negroni.

Cocktails For Aperitivo Hour

Cocktails For Aperitivo Hour

Get started with aperitivo hour at home with these riffs on Italian cocktails.

The Staples of Florence

The Staples of Florence

Do as the locals do: here are a few staple dishes and drinks of Florentine life.

Inside the Mind of La Marzocco’s Head Designer, Stefano Della Pietra

Inside the Mind of La Marzocco’s Head Designer, Stefano Della Pietra

La Marzocco’s head designer, Stefano Della Pietra, on Piero Bambi, his design philosophy, and the legacy of the espresso company.

Bill Esparza, Katherine Trejo, & Jenny Vazquez-Newsum on Latinx Storytelling

Bill Esparza, Katherine Trejo, & Jenny Vazquez-Newsum on Latinx Storytelling

Where To Eat & Drink In Florence

Where To Eat & Drink In Florence

From markets, cafes, and restaurants to finding the best gelato or cocktail for aperitivo hour, here are first hand recommendations from our team and Florentine locals.

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