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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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