Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Ela Vasilescu

I am a writer and a freelance journalist based in Florence, Italy. Ever since I can remember I loved stories and everything about them, from the storyteller who told them, to the paper they were written on. Because of that, I love listening to people’s stories and sometimes experience them in writing as my own. Read more on About Me page

One minute of introspection. Watch and think


A couple of days ago I wanted to write something about how the choices we make affect our children or the children around us. It’s not a very approachable topic giving that we are individuals and very selfish in our choice making. Just when I was brainstorming about how to start knitting my ideas on the subject, I came across this video and words suddenly became unnecessary. Take a look and maybe...

My first encounter with Florence’s cashiers as a resident


I’ve been friends with Florence for ten years now and I finally got the courage to face life as a resident here four years ago. The first six years of our friendship, its people and places treated me well and kind, so I didn’t think for a second that I was in for a surprise by becoming one of its residents. Well I sure got my trick instead of the treat. I remember as a tourist, coming...

A story about happiness


Once upon a time there was a friendly, joyful dwarf. And this particular dwarf lived in the hollow of an old magical tree. A long time ago the tree gave the dwarf a magic book that could fulfill his every wish. The dwarf was very excited and for a long time he brought happiness to himself and the loved ones around him with the book’s help. But one day, his neighbor, the hedgehog came to his tree...

My very own first app…Florence’s Pub Guide


A couple of weeks ago I finished my first app about Florence hosted by GPSmyCity.com. The application is a tour guide of the best pubs in Florence, so I think you will find it very helpful either if you are a resident here or just passing by and wanting to have a great time. Go ahead and feel free to check it out and why not enjoy a great evening guided by my reviews. Florence’s Pub Guide...

Parents and fashionable babies


I look around and see all these fashionable babies, especially the little girls. Maybe I tend to see them more now because someone calls me mom  or just maybe because they have reached a ridiculous number. So, fashion regarding babies. First of all babies don’t care about fashion, thus they really don’t care about how fancy they look when they go outside. Of course most of you will say: “Oh, how...

Why do we need people?


Sometimes I ask myself just that: “Why do we need people around us?” It may seem like a stupid and illogical question, giving that there are at least one million possible answers to that… so that we won’t be alone, so that we won’t take joy in random things by ourselves, so that we have what to be happy about, so that we have someone to blame, so that we don’t...

Once upon a time, one year ago…


Last year, around midnight, my body was preparing me to meet my daughter Ephia. She arrived at precisely 6.07 in the morning and in my arms three minutes later. When I first saw her, I said to myself: “Oh, she’s so ugly and tiny!” . I asked my husband if he thinks she is beautiful but he shook his head although he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. I remember looking at her for two hours, trying...

How to have an orgasm in less than ten minutes?


I usually don’t enjoy writing about sex, but what happened in front of my eyes tonight is worth telling the story. I have this pass to a health club that has almost everything: swimming pools, gym, dance classes and also a spa or as the Italians call it “zona del benessere”. In there you can find the sauna, Turkish baths and high-pressure water jets as well as a hydro massage pool. Tonight in...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu