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

MNAF “Robert Capa In Italia”

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The Alinari National Museum of Photography hosted “Robert Capa in Italia,” a powerful exhibition of the renowned war photographer’s work in Italy during World War II, until the end of February, 2014. Robert Capa was a Hungarian photojournalists best known for his war images,

Hat Exhibition at Palazzo Pitti

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Hats are the ultimate fashion item, and a new exhibition at Palazzo Pitti looks at how they are a symbol of style and extravagance. The costume gallery at Pitti was started in 1776, but this is the first time the

Fabrizio Guarducci: The World Rediscovered

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Fabrizio Guarducci, president of the Lorenzo de’Medici Institute, believes language is at the core of our social, personal and cultural beings. In a new book he’s written, titled “La Parola Ritrovata” (translated literally to “The Word Found”), he explores the

San Miniato al Monte

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The church of San Miniato al Monte is often described as one of the finest examples of Romanesque churches in all of Italy. With a famous façade, historical setting, and spectacular views it’s difficult to disagree. The basilica San Miniato al

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

Florence’s Dancing Street Cleaner

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Watch how the dancing street cleaner sweeps the streets of Florence in the summer heat. He loves to work and enjoys keeping the streets of florence free from debris without paying attention to tourist watching him work. Francesco shares that his

Work in the City: Helen Farrell – Editor & Translator

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Get connected: Free and open Wi-Fi in Florence

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Whether temporary visitors to Florence or long-term residents, Firenze Wi-Fi as of summer 2013 provides free and open wifi access throughout the city. It is the first Italian city to do so after a change in legislature made this possible.