Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the many Italian dishes that have become famous around the world. Easy to pre-prepare for dinner parties and events, filling, delicious and if you are lucky to have any remaining, great to have as left-overs the next day! photo by Jon Sullivan (PDphoto.org) The Artviva cooking class makes a delicious traditional […]

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The Tree – French film shot in Australia, being shown in Florence

The Artviva office is located in the Odeon cinema building (on the street around the left-hand side of the cinema entrance in fact). This past week in fact, Artviva staff have felt the ground tremor below them with each screening of the latest action-packed blockbuster that clearly has some great special effects! This Friday, 22nd […]

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Creative Festival: Festival della Creatività

Once a year in Florence’s ‘Fortress’, Fortezza da Basso, the Festival della Creatività is held. Exhibitions, concerts, art and artists, not to mention live music, great food ? and perhaps a little wine ? are all enjoyed inside one of the most historical complexes in Florence. Held at Florence’s Fortezza da Basso, which you can […]

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THE TUSCAN LIFE By LORENZO CARCATERRA – the final installment

The last instalment of the latest musings from Lorenzo Carcaterra to be published. His latest book ‘Midnight Angels’ is out, and is set in Florence. Lorenzo Carcaterra is the famed author of titles Sleepers (1995), Apaches (1997), Shadows (1999), Gangster (2001), Street Boys (2002), Paradise City (2004) and Chasers (2007). Sleepers was made into the […]

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Venezia – food, drinks and things to do in Venice – INCLUDING RECIPE!!

Artviva offers guided tours in Venice and the surrounding Veneto area. But once you have done your Gondola Tour*, the San Marco guided tour* and the Doges Palace tour*, not to mention a Grand Canal tour*, what else can you do in Venice? In the piazza San Marco, you could visit the Florian café, Venice’s […]

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