Florence’s Seedy Underbelly: Sex, Drugs & Renaissance

Sex, Drugs and the Renaissance

You may be surprised to know that the Renaissance had more than its fair share of debauchery! In Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, some of the most rich and famous led shocking lifestyles that line the seedy underbelly of Florence’s past. This was a time when a scandal really was scandalous, and when acts that […]

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WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

7th November, 2012 is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, a global initiative being celebrated with special events, communications and consumer promotions, demonstrating the tourism industry’s determination to make a real difference. Since its introduction five years ago, WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has captured the hearts […]

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OUT in the main//stream: Prathiba Parmar

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Last night at the British Institute in Florence, film maker and feminist activist Prathiba Parmar gave a lively, well-attended talk called “OUT in the main // stream.” Born in Kenya to parents of Pakistani origin, Prathiba moved to England at an early age, and was quickly drawn to the possibilities of film effecting positive (political) […]

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