LDM Jewellery Department fall 2013

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‘Recycled fashion’ has been around for sometime, but Jewellery students at the Lorenzo de’Medici Institute have unveiled their latest designs and collections that make innovative use of this theme. LdM News went to the award ceremony and to see their

Halloween in Florence – ghosts and mysteries

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There are no jack-o-lanterns in store windows, no cloth ghosts hanging from doorways, and no cauldrons filled with candy on tables in restaurants in the months leading up to Halloween. It’s almost enough to make English-speaking expats and study-abroad students

The Medici and their balls

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You thought we meant something rude by the title involving Medici Balls, but we’re actually referring to the “palle”, literally balls, on their coat of arms. The Medici family has always been associated with balls. Six of them to be

Mediation for a peaceful future

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A fairly new program in LdM’s offer, the International Conflict Transformation program is meant to teach students how to deal with the threat of conflict in a time of growing international relations.

Graffiti in Florence

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An issue of urban zones all over the world, graffiti has also made itself present in Florence to the dislike of some tourist and locals. However, not all of them are unpleasant or meaningless and some efforts are done by the pople to get rid of those that are out of place.

How to Visit Florence for less than 10 euro

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Visiting Florence on a budget! What you need to see, and where you need to eat.

Ask the Expat – tips from people who’ve done it before

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Want to know what it takes to live like a genuine Florentine, follow this advises from other fellow expatriates.

The Cathedral Museum in Florence

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Overlooked and still one of the most important museums in Florence, the Museo del Opera de Santa Maria del Fiore, at Piazza del Duomo, host some of the most important artistic works of the Renaissance.

Being a tour guide in Florence: Alexandra Lawrence

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Thousands of people visit Florence each year, sometimes they need a little help and guidance to see what the city has to offer. This time Alexandra Lawrence, a tour guide, talks about her experience.

Faith Art Itineraries around Florence

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Following the declaration of Benedict XVI, of 2012 and 2013 as the year of Faith, the Florence diocese organized a series walks that allow visitors to explore the historic relation between the city, its art and culture, with Christianity.