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

LdM Students- Culture Adjustments

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When studying abroad in Florence, Italy or wherever you decided to start your journey, you will experience a certain level of cultural shock. It differs from student to student but, know that you are not alone. Students studying in Florence

Event: Flash Mob San Lorenzo Steps to Happiness PART TWO

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LdM students organized a flash mob in front of the San Lorenzo church in Florence was to raise awareness amongst women to inform everyone that women around the world are not receiving and being forbidden an education. Participants were asked to

Event: Steps to Happiness- Flashmob Poetry

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Following the Flash mob that was organized earlier at the San Lorenzo church, LdM students were asked to prepare poetry about topics that were important to them and felt strongly about. This event was organized by the students enrolled in

Truffles of Tuscany

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It was the people that were living in the villages and farmers that first started using truffles in the Italian cuisine. Truffles can range from 10 to 4,500 euros per kilo, depending on the abundance of truffles that year. November is

LdM Students Thanksgiving

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Being abroad for holidays can be difficult and hard on everyone. A group of students studying abroad for the semester in Florence decided to remember the Thanksgiving holiday while away from their loved ones. Using products found in Florence and

Unannoadarte 2015- Florence A Year in Art 2015

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The most famous museums in the world and in Florence prepare well ahead of time for their exhibits for the following year. In 2015, the Bargello, the Uffizi, and Galleria dell’Accademia, and other museums release their programs for the year

Accademia Bartolini- Arnina

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Lorenzo Bartolini shows his true talent as a sculptor with his beautiful, life-like, and graceful Nymph Arnina. His artwork was just recently released to the public since it was previously unseen. Both versions of the Nymph Arnina were tracked down,

Restoration of the crucifix by Donatello

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Today, at the Bargello museum an announcement that the crucifix was in fact done by Donatello. After years of wondering about who was the creator of this piece, due to a restoration that took place thanks to Friends of Florence,

Expo rurale 2014

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The expo rural 2014 took place in a park that was transformed into a cattle show. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Italian country lifestyle without having to leave the comfort of the city. The main purpose