Spring Literary events

Highlight of the season will be the visit of esteemed novelist Jonathan Coe to Florence who will appear in conversation with our own Baret Magarian at Le Murate Literary Café on March. 17th at 6:30 pm. Birmingham born, London resident, Coe is the author of eleven novels, including the three prize-winners What a Carve Up!, …

THE LUSO-FLORENTINE CONNECTION

The humanistic movement that swept across Europe during the 15th century manifested itself brilliantly in Florence thanks to progressive, wealthy patrons like the Medici. Not surprisingly, the “Renaissance City” became the epicenter of art and culture, thus capturing the attention of European rulers. As a Luso-American enamored of Florence, the Luso-Florentine connection is of particular …

Leonardo Museum Marks a Decade

The Machines of Leonardo da Vinci Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Inaugurated by Gabriele Niccolai in 2005, the exhibit showcases Niccolai’s collection of interactive models built from Leonardo’s da Vinci’s designs. With 52 of its 300-plus handmade models on display, the Niccolai Collection is the largest private collection of Leonardo’s machines in …

Taste it Again

The 11th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dediacated to Italian excellence in taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 7–9 at the Stazione Leopolda. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the international food world. The fair is a journey in the planet of food, …

“LOVE:” THE 1st DIGITAL BRAND IN ITALY DEDICATED TO LOVE

On November 18, 2015 Compagnia Editoriale Aliberti launched the first digital platform in Italy dedicated solely to love. Featuring contemporary authors from around the world, readers are offered a plethora of interesting fiction and non-fiction books. Francesco Aliberti’s vision for this ambitious project became a reality with the help of Dr. Cinzia Giorgio (Love’s Editorial …

Six Tips to Jog in Florence

Six Tips to Jog in Florence Jogging in a crowded city with hardly any sufficient sidewalk space can be frustrating and dangerous. 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 …

Student Perspective: La Famiglia

Photo by Camilo Alexei M Giannella Reflections on the Italian Family by Richard J. Widden When living in Italy one cannot help but notice the social and cultural differences between this country and America. The Italian lifestyle, as evidenced by habits like the pausa di pranzo (or long, midday break) seems much more relaxed and stress-free …