Reasons Why You Should Visit Fiesole

By: Catalena Diamente, BA, 2017 See Fiesole! Scenic Views of Tuscany and Firenze!  Historical Sites! Great Restaurants and Food! Students and other travelers will tell you that one of the best views of Firenze and of Tuscany landscapes can be found by visiting the town of Fiesole! The town is renowned for its historic pre-Roman Etruscan and Roman historical sites and for its amazing views of Tuscany and Firenze. … Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Visit Fiesole

Travels Beyond Florence

By: Aimelie Moen, BA, 2014-2018 Traveling Abroad While Abroad The first step was getting here—applying to Marist, packing bags, leaving home and now, you’re here and it’s home.  That same itch that drove you to leave the familiar, explore the unknown, and wander—your wanderlust—has come back, and this time with a vengeance. How can you study, maintain your social life and still travel and explore—and … Continue reading Travels Beyond Florence

Cinqueccento in Florence

By: Rafael Orozco, MA, 2017-2018 Palazzo Strozzi is showcasing some of the best 16th century Italian works of art by Tuscan masters which will be exhibited until the 21st of January 2018. The exhibition displays the works of superb Florentine artists, including Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari, Pontormo, Giambologna and many more. Before the exhibit was open to the public, the Museum Studies masters students at Marist … Continue reading Cinqueccento in Florence

The Odeon Theatre

By: Marcello Betman, FFE, 2017 Thinking about watching a movie soon? Look no further than the wonderful Odeon theatre! The Odeon theatre is the only theatre in Florence that shows movies in their original audio. American movies are showed in English with Italian subtitles. The film selection is always changing just like any other theatre but what makes the Odeon theatre so unique is its … Continue reading The Odeon Theatre

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence

By: Juliana Inglese B.A student 2014-2018 Eating at home in one thing, but as J.R.R. Tolkien said “It’s a dangerous business (…) going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Being vegan, or vegetarian, there is certainly an element of risky business when trying to find a … Continue reading Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence