Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between October 13 to October 19 in and near Florence.

By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2018 Apologia della Creatività October 13 7:00pm Museo Novecento, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10 Artisan Marina Calamai has created a new experiential performance which combines music, dance, sound, scent, and traditional Florentine crafts. The soundtrack will be recorded from artisan workshops, their tools acting as instruments, which will be complimented by the smells of wood, bronze and wrought iron. The Opus … Continue reading Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between October 13 to October 19 in and near Florence.

Grüβe aus Oktoberfest!

By: Jessica Nattrass, MA, 2018 Almost everyone has heard about Oktoberfest, the festival designed for wearing Lederhosen or a Dirndl and drinking buckets of beer. While traditional costumes and beer can be found in abundance, Oktoberfest is much more than that. Last weekend, a couple of my roommates and I travelled to Munich to experience the madness that is Oktoberfest. We had an interesting journey … Continue reading Grüβe aus Oktoberfest!

“The Cleaner”: Marina Abramovic’s Retrospective Exhibition Opening

By: Marissa Acey, MA, 2018 If you were near Piazza Strozzi last Thursday evening, you probably saw the throngs of people amassing upon the doors of the Odeon Cinema. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss the memo for a free pizza party, though for the people that attended, the event was just as great as free food! Thursday September 20th marked the day that Marina Abramovic … Continue reading “The Cleaner”: Marina Abramovic’s Retrospective Exhibition Opening

Genoa, a city of surprises by Nina Hsu, BA student

Marist Italy BA students went to Genoa and Monte Carlo in April for their annual BA trip. 3 months after, our student Nina Hsu is still marveling at the charm of the city of Genoa and the delicious food she ate there BY NINA HSU, BA STUDENTS, 2018 It surprises many Italians when I tell them that Genoa is, so far, my favorite Italian city. … Continue reading Genoa, a city of surprises by Nina Hsu, BA student

A Special Week in Florence by Sydney Kysar

Studying in a different country is a great experience of its own. Living in Florence means having the opportunity to see beautiful scenery every step you take. It means spontaneity. Here days are an adventure, from weekend trips to a different country to just watching the sunset over the Ponte Vecchio. Here is an example of an extraordinary week that one of our FFE students … Continue reading A Special Week in Florence by Sydney Kysar

Things to do and see before you go home by Julissa Medina.

The end of the year is just around the corner which means graduation for some or the end of their stay in Florence for others. Whether you are staying for another year or going back home, check out these awesome activities to do before you leave! Listed in no particular order, here are some of the things I have enjoyed while living here: 1. Take … Continue reading Things to do and see before you go home by Julissa Medina.

Pratolino Park by Catalena Diamente

Pratolino Park was originally a Medici villa built for the Grand duke of Tuscany, Francesco I di’ Medici in 1568. It was the largest estate owned by the family and housed a huge garden in mannerist style, containing artwork of names like Cellini, and Giambologna. Throughout time this land was deserted, bought, sold and passed down through royal families such as the Lorraine, and Demidoff. … Continue reading Pratolino Park by Catalena Diamente