“We do not copy, we create.”
-Rosanna Cirigliano, Managing Editor
Magenta Publishers was established as the first English-language publishing house in Tuscany, one that has continued to serve expatriates, students, and present and prospective travelers since 1991.
Headed by U.S. journalist and editor Rosanna Cirigliano, Magenta Publishers is the sole publishing company in Florence owned and run by an American. It was founded to start the quarterly magazine Vista, Florence and Tuscany.
Besides Vista, Magenta publishes a monthly events guide featuring in-depth reporting called Month by Month; books focusing on Italy from a bicultural perspective; and submits articles for our English-language column, Day, posted by the Italian daily La Repubblica on their Florence website.
Our goal as publishers is to encourage cultural exchange between English-speakers and the Italian community through quality writing, photography and design.
Magenta team members believe in journalistic integrity, reflected by the use of firsthand reporting to produce original content.
As a professional and intercultural group of writers, editors, photographers and designers, Magenta aims to connect our readers to the Italian lifestyle in a way that is both compelling and easy to understand. By knowing which questions to ask, our staff is able to share their knowledge of what to do, where to go and how to get around in Florence and Tuscany.
Magenta is based in Florence, one of the most increasingly diversified cities in Tuscany. By responding to the needs of its growing expatriate community, we also provide relevant information about the practicalities associated with Tuscan living—from medical care and the ins and outs of getting an Italian driver’s license to understanding how to file a tax return from abroad.
Why is the company named Magenta?
The same word in English and Italian, magenta is one of the four basic colors in CMYK printing, which is universally used to produce newspapers, magazines and other publications. Having received official recognition and sponsorship by the city of Florence in 2007, Magenta Publishers is in partnership with La Repubblica Firenze, The British Institute of Florence and AACUPI (Association of American College and Universities in Italy).
Executive Editor & CEO: Rosanna Cirigliano
- Rita Kungel
- Anne Lokken
- Elizabeth Wicks
- Ellen Santucci Masi
- Celeste Giampiero Collins
- Elizabeth Berry
- Andrea Pistolesi
- Stefano Amantini, Guido Cozzi, and Massimo Borchi, collectively known as Atlantide
- Marco Pardini
Magenta logo: Peter Fenger
Web & publications designer: Alessandro Naldi
Webmaster: Andrea Templari
Web planners: Aubrey Williams, Karla Gutierrez, Rosanna Cirigliano
Assistants: Remy Kuhn, Refugio Cruz