Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu



14 years later…


First day of high school. A lot of new faces, a lot of smiles and hand shakes. I sit in front of my classroom door thinking I do not want to step into this new world full of new acquaintances, new dramas, new friendships that will most likely end bad. I take a deep breath, put a fake smile on my face and open the door. Everyone is loud. All the teenagers inside look like displaced ants trying to...

Day 210 – After weekend thoughts


This has been such an amazing weekend. I love it when I can combine work with fun and at the end of that day I can just sight and smile in the same time. Saturday started a little slow, teaching and trying to stay awake in between classes. It’s a good thing my main teaching method includes lots of fun and games, otherwise the classical way would make me yawn and fall asleep faster then the...

Day 204 – Happy birthday Romania!


Today marks the first day of winter and also the passing of 96 years since my country was united under the same flag. Today would have also been my grandmother’s birthday, so this day has always had a double meaning in my family. Every 1st of December we would wake up, really excited about the military parade that we used watch at TV and later on, on the streets, waving a small flag while...

Day 138 – Creative night


Did I tell you people how amazing this group I am part of, Creative People in Florence, is? Last night, Anna and Sara organized yet another magnificent aperitivo event, to welcome all our new members in the group and to reunite with some of the regulars. As in any creative crowd the people were beautiful, the food was great and the discussions filled with just enough spices to intrigue. We...



Ready for a new contest? The very talented photographer of the house is getting ready to give away an amazing prize for a very lucky winner, so today is all about spreading the word on the streets. I wish you all good luck and I can’t wait to see the outcome and meet the winner. You will find the conditions of entering the contest below, both in English and Italian. English / Italiano Hey...

Day 76 – Some anniversary thoughts


Six years ago, I compromised and woke up early in the morning because I had made a promise to take someone else’s name that day, his name. It seemed like a beautiful, sunny day and I remember being extremely nervous, not because I was about to get married, but because I was terrified something would change between us (yes, I am the one with manly fears around the house). Seconds before leaving...

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.
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