Writing + journalism

Please note this list is far from exhaustive.

ART + CULTURE

The maverick’s ministryThe Florentine, May 2018

The anti-Anna Maria Luisa. The Florentine, January 2017

Was Leonardo da Vinci a cat lover?. The Florentine (for TF’s #Leonardo500 issue), May 2019

Quakers in Florence. The Florentine, February 2020

 

BOOKS + LITERATURE

Italians (mostly) love Elena Ferrante’s new novel. Here’s what Americans can expect. The Washington Post, January 2020

Facing Fallaci. The Florentine (for TF’s “Sisterhood” issue), October 2019

 

FASHION 

Rethinking cotton for the common good. Textile Clothing & Business Labs Foundation, May 2019

The perpetual student: Danilo Venturi of PolimodaThe Florentine, December 2017

Gucci to finance restoration of the Boboli Gardens. The Florentine, April 2017

 

FOOD + WINE 

A love letter to Italian bar food. The Florentine, March 2019. (See what Victor Hazan, widower of the culinary giant and cookbook author Marcella Hazan, had to say about this piece here)

Breakfast in Tuscany. The Florentine, March 2018

Feeding Frenzy. The Florentine, March 2017

Piadina: Emilia-Romagna’s daily bread. Dream of Italy, November 2020.

 

PERSONAL ESSAYS + RENTAL DIARIES

The collected “Rental Diaries” (recurring column in The Florentine since June 2017)
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Help Desk One. The Florentine, October 2016

Floren-Tinder. The Florentine, February 2016

 

PROFILES 

The players: a calcio storico portrait. The Florentine, May 2018

Carmela Batacchi: from the Bronx to Borgo OgnissantiThe Florentine, April 2019

Izzeddin Elzir: unmasking the mosque. The Florentine, September 2018

 

TRAVEL 

Five days in Florence for film lovers. Visit Tuscany, October 2017

Spending two perfect days in Florence. Forbes Travel Guide, February 2016

The ReturnersThe Florentine, April 2017

The beauty and brutality of calcio storico fiorentinoCulture Trip, February 2020

Time Out guidebook to Florence (co-authored). 2017

 

WORDPLAY 

If you give a girl a chickpea. The Florentine, March 2020

Blue. Perdigiornale, March 2021