About us

“We do not copy, we create”
-Rosanna Cirigliano, Executive Editor

Magenta Publishers was established as the first English-language publishing house in Tuscany, one that continues to serve expatriates, students, and travelers since 1991.

Headed by U.S. journalist and editor Rosanna Cirigliano, Magenta Publishers is the sole publisher in Florence owned and run by an American. It was founded to start the quarterly magazine Vista, Florence and Tuscany.

Besides Vista, Magenta staff write 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.

By knowing which questions to ask, our staff is able to share their knowledge of Florence and Tuscany. We are also specialized at doing in-depth reporting and travel writing throughout the region.

By responding to the needs of the growing local, expatriate community, relevant information is provided about the practicalities associated with Tuscan living.

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).

About the team