Dalai Lama visits Florence for Festival delle Religioni

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The leader of Tibetan Buddhism was recently in the Tuscan capital for the Festival delle Religioni, which celebrates and continues Florence’s long legacy of humanism and spirituality.

Michelangelo’s tomb at Santa Croce

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Opera di Santa Croce has kicked off a fundraising campaign to clean Michelangelo’s tomb and to restore the painting by Vasari that sits upon the family altarpiece next to it. The two works were conceived of as a whole in

Speaking with the walls: street art festival in Florence

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Ever wondered what the city walls are saying to you? So did the organizers of “Parla con i muri,” a street art festival in Florence exploring this scene in Florence and around the world. The event runs until September 19,

Santa Verdiana, a hidden architectural treasure in Florence

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The unassuming doorway of the architecture faculty of the University of Florence houses an off-the-beaten-path gem, the complex of Santa Verdiana, now being repurposed for “Nel Chiostro delle Geometrie,” a public festival combining theatre, architecture and performance art. For more

A princely path from Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi

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The tiny elevated walkway preceding the rest of Florence’s Vasari Corridor has recently reopened to the public. Now you can experience the route of the Renaissance city VIPs.

LdM students host Wine for a Cause

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LdM event planning students collaborated with Oxfam again for Wine for a Cause! Wine for a Cause is a tasting and showcase event for Tuscan products. Following two other collaboration with Oxfam, the Gluten Free Friday and Florence Fights Hunger, Wine for

Must Do’s in Florence, December 2015

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It is December, the last month of 2015. As the end of the year comes closer, LdM students are getting ready to go back home. However, December is one of the most beautiful time to be in Florence! To make

Jennifer Diederich, a fashion designer in Florence

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Florence’s long tradition of trendsetting continues as numerous contemporary fashion designers call the Tuscan capital home. We got a chance to chat with Jennifer Diederich who owns her own whimsical label “Suite” and whose works were on season 5 of the

Pink Gloves Dance 2015 Award Ceremony

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The Breast Unit of the Florence Department of Oncology is the winner of the Pink Gloves Dance EU 2015! Its celebration ceremony was held in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio on November the 29th. Pink Gloves Dance is

Firenze Capitale 1865-2015 at Palazzo Pitti

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Palazzo Pitti is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Florence as the former capital of Italy with an exhibition named Firenze Capitale 1865-2015, The Gifts and Collections of the King. This exhibit displays collections of Vittorio Emanule II, who became the ruler