Rocking the Cradle of the Renaissance

Music, especially live music, is a big passion of mine, so when June comes around and I smell summer in the air, all I can think about are concerts and festivals. Italy is synonymous with music and the country hosts some of the best music festivals, artists, and concerts in the world year round. Anyone […]

Remember to look up!

I recently read a great article in *The Times about a Pier Paolo Pasolini and Pasolini-film-inspired journey through Italy and I fell in love with the idea because it is exactly the kind of bespoke cultural experience, tailored around one’s passions and loves, that I encourage my clients to embrace. With this article in mind, […]

Sustainable and Sustaining Florence

This strikingly beautiful city, the cradle of the Renaissance, might very well be experiencing a second Renaissance or, at the very least, it’s making mighty efforts to rebrand itself - Fosca D'Aceirno

Earth Month Special Feature 🌳 This strikingly beautiful city, the cradle of the Renaissance, might very well be experiencing a second Renaissance or, at the very least, it’s making mighty efforts to rebrand itself. Always an exceedingly popular tourist destination, Florence has never had problems drawing visitors from the world over who flock to experience […]

Taxing Italy

Filing taxes as an American in Italy :: Fosca D'Aceirno

Demystifying the process of filing tax returns in two countries 🥸 As a US expat parent living in Italy with minor dependents am I eligible for the US child tax benefit? It’s April and that means one thing for those of us from the United States, it’s time to file your tax return!  Let’s be […]

Mimosa: the flower, not the cocktail

Giornata internazionale della Donna: International Women's day in Italy

Why was it that I hadn’t heard of International Women’s Day until I was living in Italy as a young adult? Most Italians I knew were quite familiar with the origin story, which had played out in the U.S., and were quick to share it with me. They also were eager to teach me that […]

Confetti and Stars

Filastrocca Italiana, Italian Nursery Rhyme (translation mine)  Buon giorno, Febbraio,Dear February, hello, che mangi frittelleyou, that eat fritters che butti nell’ariaand up to the sky coriandoli e stelle!confetti and stars you throw! In my house, Carnevale is serious business. For many years, however, I routinely forgot about it. As a US expat in Italy, Carnevale […]

Il Corbezzolo: Eternal Symbol of Italy

Ask Flosca Blog Post: il Corbezzolo

Let’s talk about the strawberry tree, or arbutus unedo, in Italian il corbezzolo, and its importance in Italian culture. This photo was taken during a walk with Frankie, our Sicilian rescue pup, in the woods just outside of Florence.