Cultural Devastation: The Shutdown of Florence from the Perspectiveof an American study-abroad student

By Graham Gold The normally bustling streets of Florence were eerily quiet in early March as the beloved travel destination reeled from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Absent from iconic destinations like the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo were the local residents who had been required to self-isolate, as well as throngs of American …

An artistic dialogue spanning 500 years

Paying tribute to Da Vinci — An artistic dialogue spanning 500 years. Both China and Italy are major cultural countries with rich cultural heritage and long historical traditions. The exchanges between the two countries are highly complementary and have great potential for cooperation. Sino-Italian cultural exchanges have a long history. The Dialogue 2019 is the …