A Review of ESE 2017/2018 Graduation Ceremony

European School of Economics (ESE) held the graduation ceremony for all its graduate and post-graduate students on April 2. The ceremony was held at Teatro Odeon on Piazza Strozzi 2, near the ESE Florence campus. All students who had completed undergraduate degrees from the University of Buckingham (UK) and University of Central Europe (UCEU) received …

Entrance Hall of Palazzo Wilson Gattai in Piazza D’azeglio: A Hidden Treasure of Liberty Architecture in Florence

Mercedes Carrara All visitors coming to Florence for the first time want to see Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery, even if it means standing in line for hours to be able to get inside the museums. The average tourist will go inside the Florence Cathedral (the …

Luisa Via Roma Goes With Cantini

After working for Tiffany, New York, and David Morris in London and Miami, Florentine Marco Cantini has been chosen by the prestigious brand Luisa Via Roma to create accessories and exclusive jewels. Cantini, who defines himself as a “contemporary artisan” and has recently opened a new shop on Via Castello D’Altafronte, a tiny street off …

Florence Creativity Returns

Creativity never ends, especially with the fall edition of the Florence Creativity taking place at the Fortezza da Basso from Thursday, Oct.26 to Sunday, Oct. 29. The fair includes events, courses and expositors presenting new ideas, techniques and materials, and is a not-to-miss event for all of those who feel passion in their hands and …

Theresa May Addresses Post-Brexit Abyss in Florence Speech

Attempting to bridge the gridlock in Brexit negotiations and within her party, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in Florence on Friday, Sept. 22, that proposed continuous contributions to the European Union (EU) during an implementation period. Demonstrators gathered outside the Santa Maria Novella church, protesting against the political consequences that could give …

Ready for Comics and Games

The largest comics festival in Europe and the second worldwide, the annual Lucca Comics & Games returns to the Tuscan city of Lucca Nov. 1 to 5 with a special theme: heroes. This year’s focus will be a ‘hero’ in any form, from those of comic books to those of cartoons, fantasy novels, videogames, movies …

‘Alchemy of Paper and Stone’

The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Florence flood with an exhibit combining Japanese paper “washi-art” with the Florentine Mosaico Fiorentino. The exhibit, called Alchemy of Paper and Stone, will commence on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. on VIa della Scala 16.   The “washi-art” will be …

Communicating Fashion

Each Spring at the ISI (Institute for International Studies) in Florence, the role of the city as a world capital for menswear is highlighted. A course dedicated solely to writing and blogging about fashion is offered for undergraduates from many American schools and includes a unique scholarly visit to the Pitti Uomo menswear trade show …