Il Grande Museo del Duomo

By Meredith Pollock, MA 2015-16 After more than two and a half years under renovation and 45 million Euro later, Il Grande Museo del Duomo has finally reopened. It is a beautiful testament to the construction and legacy of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, and according to the museum’s website “if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

Two Tuscan Villas

By Meredith Pollock, MA 2015-16 There is nothing more “Tuscan” than a villa. Immortalized in movies like Under the Tuscan Sun, the classic Italian villa is a truly spectacular sight. Typically surrounded by extensive gardens, villas and their grounds can be explored for hours. Thankfully there are a number of villas around Florence that have... Continue Reading →

Meeting Inspiring People

By Cassandra Pintro, FFE 2015-16 It has been 88 days exactly since I first left from New York to Florence and somehow it feels as if I have been here even longer. As the days have gone by I have met people I will never forget, heard stories that have touched my heart and seen... Continue Reading →

Eating at Eataly

By Elena Tarasova, BA I must say before coming to live in Florence over a year ago, I had never heard of Eataly. To my housemates from the East Coast that sounded impossible but growing up and living in southern California, I never ran into a ‘Eataly’ store.  Within my first few weeks of living... Continue Reading →

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