About ilaria
Ilaria Falorsi is an illustrator from Florence, Italy. Born and raised there, she grew up surrounded by art everywhere while studying at the Agricultural Technical Institute. After a few years spent doing an array of different jobs, she started her illustration career in 2009. Since then, she illustrated several children’s books between France, UK, USA and Italy. Some of her clients are: Editions Milan, Gallimard, Flammarion, Auzou, Nathan,Tourbillon, Usborne,Twirl, Simon&Schuster, MacMillan, Scholastic and Edizioni El. From time to time, she also collaborated with other brands such as Ferrero, Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, Selle Royal, Findomestic bank, Timberland and the fashion brand Ermanno Scervino to illustrate sales campaigns, and various objects- from cookie tin boxes to bike saddles. Her illustrations has been awarded and selected from associations like the Society of illustrators, American Illustrator, 3×3, and the Bologna Children’s Bookfair.
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Current city: Florence
Ilaria Falorsi is an illustrator from Florence, Italy. Born and raised there, she grew up surrounded by art everywhere while studying at the Agricultural Technical Institute. After a few years spent doing an array of different jobs, she started her illustration career in 2009. Since then, she illustrated several children’s books between France, UK, USA and Italy. Some of her clients are: Editions Milan, Gallimard, Flammarion, Auzou, Nathan,Tourbillon, Usborne,Twirl, Simon&Schuster, MacMillan, Scholastic and Edizioni El. From time to time, she also collaborated with other brands such as Ferrero, Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, Selle Royal, Findomestic bank, Timberland and the fashion brand Ermanno Scervino to illustrate sales campaigns, and various objects- from cookie tin boxes to bike saddles. Her illustrations has been awarded and selected from associations like the Society of illustrators, American Illustrator, 3×3, and the Bologna Children’s Bookfair.
 
In 2011, the Caffē Letterario Le Murate was born in Florence, in one of the oldest districts of the historic center of Florence. Located within the complex of the Murate, the former old prison of Florence and former convent, returned to the city after a restoration whose guidelines were traced by Renzo Piano. The Caffè Letterario is first of all a place of aggregation (especially during summer) which serves as a space for multiple cultural initiatives. For everybody and for the families living in the area, it offers a calendar full of literary, artistic, musical and gastronomic activities.
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This bakery, frequented only by florentine people, is located in a street just outside the border (obviously imaginary) between the Florence inhabited by tourist and the one with the florentines. Beyond Piazza Beccaria you will find shops of all kinds and the slow life typical of the village. This bakery preserves all the authenticity of the old days. Do not miss the salty schiacciata (if you are looking for someone who makes sandwiches - here the service is not offered) and if you love herbs, their version with sage is not to be missed. Tip: It is better if eaten hot in the morning, more hours pass the more it tends to harden. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
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The market here is held every morning (excluding holidays) from 7:00 to 14:00, from Monday to saturday. It's where I shop weekly. It is partly outdoors, with stands of clothing, fruit and vegetables and food, and partly indoors, in the building built in 1873 by Giuseppe Mengoni. Inside the building you can find stalls of food, meat and fish, a couple of bakeries. While all the stalls inside are always the same- the ones on the outside (apart for the ones selling fruits and vegetables) tends to change everyday. Depending on the day you can find vintage clothing, shoes, vintage bags, military clothing, a florist, a stall that sells fabrics, an underwear stall and so on. The prices here are way much cheaper than the San Lorenzo market (the one close to the station) and the quality of the food is better. If you're planning to stay in Florence for a while, grab a tote and do your grocery shopping here.
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This is the oldest market in Florence, it takes place in Piazza Santo Spirito the 3rd sunday of the month (except for August and December) from 8am to sundown (which can be from 4 pm to 7pm depending on the season). All the people that sells in this market are local farmers from Tuscany and the products on display are all made using natural or ancient methods without the use of synthetic products. The products admitted to Fierucola are characterized by their simplicity & originality, inspired by agricultural and artisan traditions, especially those who are disappearing. Everything is produced in small scale, following the seasons. You can find a vast array of things here, from spices, vegetables and fruit, cheese, bread, vegan products, jam and preserves, hand made shoes, dried flowers, wire and straw basket, plants and textiles, flours, fermented beverages, miso, jewelry, pottery and wooden toys for kids. If you don't like this kind of shopping, this event still deserves a visit if you like to do people-watching. This is the place where you'll find most of the florentine people on sunday morning.
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The Museum takes its name from its creator, one of the most famous Italian antiquarian of the late nineteenth century, who after years of intense commercial activity, decided to transform his collection into a museum and donate it to the City of Florence in 1922. Stefano Bardini was a famous art dealer who collected objects of different periods and of high quality. Bardini contributed to spreading the myth of the Italian Renaissance throughout the world and showed great interest in all forms of art, which is one of the reasons to visit the collections: over 2000 pieces including sculptures, paintings, furniture pieces, ceramic pieces, tapestries and objects from ancient art to the eighteenth century. It's also possible to admire some fragments of the old centre of Florence, salvaged before destruction. Inside the museum, everything is on display as it was at the time when Stefano Bardini worked as an antique dealer. The pieces are not grouped by historical period, but are put on display according to the taste of Bardini, so as to better accentuate the beauty of the pieces. Even the building itself is remarkable for its use of doors, windows and the fact that many of the room are painted in a bright electric blue. It doesn't usually appear in the guides (so it's not crowded) and you'll never find it on the MUST VISIT museum list, but it's worth a visit. The visit (depending on whether you are running or deciding to take it easy) takes approximately between 1h and 2:30.
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Dani Padgett is a Californian currently residing in Firenze, Italia studying fine arts and photography. Dani’s photographs are haunting portraits of understanding of one’s self and the cages we build and thus must destroy. Shooting completely in film, Dani’s photographs resemble the fog wrapped around the San Francisco bay and explore different shades of beauty that look like a whispered secret.
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I am visual artist working between video, installation, and fiber arts, living in Florence, Italy. I am also the co-founder of Creative People in Florence, an international community of artists, designers, artisans, and creative thinkers with the aim of fostering collaboration, promoting our members’ projects, and activating the contemporary arts in Florence.
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