LdM Slow Drink activities in collaboration with EATALY

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Students at LdM have the opportunity to participate at a slow drink activity that takes place at Eataly. Wine producers and food store owners travel from all over Italy to explain their products to students, and talk about the Italian culture

Best Instagram places in Florence

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The best places in Florence for the perfect Instagram picture is south of the river. Students pick places around the city to inform you of the best places to appreciate the beautiful city without people in the way. The church

Homesickness- how to cure it

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If you are experience homesickness, there are different things that you can try to do to deal with the different emotions that you might be going through. A student studying abroad in Florence shares some helpful tips of what to do

Christmas Markets in Florence

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  The holidays call for a serious celebration in Florence! A major concept of the holiday season is shopping. Finding the right holiday gifts for friends and family can be difficult due to large crowds and long lines inside stores.

Thanksgiving Day in Florence

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  Due to the large amount of American expats and students living in Florence, Thanksgiving day is celebrated minimally. Community members in Florence often gather and hold traditional Thanksgiving meals. In 2010, the Tuscan-American association held a dinner for over

Markets in Florence and Tuscany

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With an assortment of different Florentine food markets to choose from throughout the city, there are many opportunities to learn about the culinary traditions of Tuscan Cuisine. It is Tuscan tradition to use only fresh, high quality ingredients in everything

A Guide to Train Travel in Florence

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Traveling to and from Florence by train is very common and simple. The Santa Maria Novella Train Station opened in 1848 but was rebuilt in 1934. This station, used by over 50 million people a year, is located close to the

San Lorenzo Market: Testing the Quality of Leather

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Piazza San Lorenzo is lined with vendors selling  leather goods, scarves and other souvenirs. A visit in Florence is not complete without at least a walk through the market. While it may often be packed with tourists, the market is

LdM Event Planning- Exploring Florence

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Students from the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute were tasked to organize an event. The class decided to explore Florence. Professor of the class talks about how even though the event might seem small, and the students are rookies at planning

Student-friendly spaces: Where to study in Florence

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If you are used to studying at Starbucks or in other public places in the United States, you are in for an unpleasant surprise in Italy. People don’t study in bars, which serve to have a quick expresso and catch