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. 2019 is the 500th anniversary …

Leonardo the Alchemist

A less known angle of the genius Leonardo Da Vinci’s entire experience may be considered as the embodiment of the Alchemist premise As above, so below, which refers to the understanding of the macrocosms by studying the microcosm. Leonardo’s well-known fascination with nature perhaps derives right from this premise: his understanding of sacred geometry, platonic …

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 …