One capital and its architect exhibition, Florence State Archive

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In 1865 when Florence became the capital of Italy, an expansion plan was developed by Poggi who was a Florentine architect and engineer, and was commissioned by the Florence city council to expand the city. Poggi developed a plan that is

The reopening of the early renaissance rooms at the Uffizi Gallery

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Under the Uffizi project, artwork from the early renaissance were put in the Uffizi’s storage rooms in order to remodel rooms to improve the air-conditioning and lighting. After nine months of closure, the Uffizi Gallery reopens their doors to showcase

I Gigli shopping mall

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Looking for some out of town shopping in the city of Florence? Just outside of the city is the I Gigli shopping mall. With over 130 stores, both national and international brands, there is something for everyone. I Gigli has

Profumeria di Firenze

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The profumeria around Italy will add to your experience abroad especially while visiting and exploring Florence. What makes the profumeria unique? These shops build on Italy’s long tradition of herbalism and aromatherapy. Each profumeria around the city have there own history,

Santo Spirito Church

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Designed by Brunelleschi in 1436, Santo Spirito is one of the most famous landmarks South of the city in the heart of the Oltrarno. Santo Spirito was one of Brunelleschi’s last projects and died before the completion of the Church.

The legend of the Fourth of July, Santa Croce basilica

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The Pazzi Chapel is full of unresolved meaning and significance linking it perfectly to many myths and legends. One of those legends is the fresco located in the Chapel. The fresco is thought to depict the constellation July 4, 1442

Tabernacle of Saint Augustine

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Walking around Florence you will find over 1,200 tabernacles – there is one on almost every street in the city. In the past, if Florence underwent a siege or a plague, Florentines could pray to the tabernacle of Saint Augustine, sometimes

Floating cities and urban development

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Architect Llaria Rondina and her team offer an innovative solution to cities that are facing problems of overpopulation and lack of space. Llaria Rondina and her team have traveled to Poland, Belarus, the Ukraine, and Turkey introducing the idea of floating

Project Mnemosyne at Bargello

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Have you been of a tour of any of Florence’s museum lately? Isn’t it so inconvenient to miss out on what your tour guide is saying because you just can’t hear them? Well, new technology is out to revolutionise the way

History and the Media at the European University Institute

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A combination of the creation of new media and an interest in the past has spurred discussion between museum curators, scholars, researchers, television presenters, and historians on how it has changed the communication landscape completely. In academia people are asking the