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 …

The Importance of Internship Programs

Internship programs help students understand the industry and hone the relevant skills, making them market-ready and more employable Since the global recession of 2009, the economy of the European Union has not recovered fully. The unemployment rates have generally stayed high. According to Eurostat, the unemployment rate in the Euro Area for October 2017 stood …

Six Tips to Jog in Florence

Thomas Riccioti Jogging in a crowded city with hardly any sufficient sidewalk space can be frustrating and dan- gerous. Luckily, Florence offers scenic routes where jogging is safe and enjoyable. Walking in the city center in the morning or evening, you are likely to encounter individuals in their sportswear, especially in parks and along the …

Monthly Fireworks

The city of Florence announced last January that from January to June each 24th of the month there will be one minute of fire- works. The fireworks taking place on June 24 on occasion of the celebration of Florence’s patron saint Saint John the Baptist will be as long as usual. The initiative, called Aspettando …

Investment in Culture

Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, announced last month that the City Council will invest €19 million for maintenance of historic sites and 40 million for promoting cultural events. The objective of the Council is repeating the successes of 2017, with Flor-ence being named the best city for cultural events by the prestigious Artribune Magazine. “We …

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 …

A ‘Port’ for All Musicians

As with any port, Porto di Mare – Eskimo is synonymous with exchange, correspondence, and coming and going. Anyone is welcomed through the doors of this club, which also hosts a pizzeria and cafè.  And this year there is an important novelty: courses of typical Italian dance Tarantella, which will be taking place on Friday …