What’s the Deal with Limoncello?

By Amanda Salmoiraghi, FFE, 2018 You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, and if your lucky (or not, depending on your tastebuds) you’ve tasted some! Although…what is this weird liqueur? What is it made of, and how is it made? Where is it from?  This brightly colored yellow liqueur is relatively simple. Lemons – as you may have guessed from the name, or even from the … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Limoncello?

Things to do in Florence 11/10-11/16

By Emily Hurley, MA, 2018 Inside American Politics November 12-13 Full Day Conference NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti, Via Bolognese 120 RSVP at lapietra.dialogues@nyu.edu This upcoming lecture hosted by the NYU Florence branch campus as part of their La Pietra Dialogues lecture series, will discuss American politics. This full day conference will feature lectures and dialogues with top American political experts and insiders. For more information about this event, … Continue reading Things to do in Florence 11/10-11/16

Spooky and Kooky Tales of Florence

By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2018 When most people think of Florence, they usually think of art and the Italian Renaissance instead of ghost tales and spooky legends. However, Florence has been around for hundreds of years and while it may not be known for scary stories, it has a rich history of conflicts and death – there is bound to be some spooky and kooky … Continue reading Spooky and Kooky Tales of Florence

The new Urban Renaissance: Street Art in Florence

By Tehani-Li Johnson, FFE, 2018 There is street art all over the city of Florence; walking the streets is akin to walking through an art museum. These pieces can be separated into four categories named after well-known artists: Clet, Blub, Exit/Enter, and Hopnn Yuri. Clet can be described as “Florence street sign art”. The art style is named after the artist who started it; This French … Continue reading The new Urban Renaissance: Street Art in 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

Harlem Prep Visit to Marist Italy by Elena Reyes

Last week Harlem Prep High School took a group of freshmen students on an Italian trip that started in the historic city of Rome. Marist Italy had the opportunity to receive the students in the beautiful city of Florence. One of the leaders that accompanied the students was Heather Staats, who spent her entire Freshman year at the Marist campus in Florence 8 years ago. … Continue reading Harlem Prep Visit to Marist Italy by Elena Reyes