Author: Francesca Giordano

Francesca Giordano is originally from New York. She decided she needed a change of scenery from the UNC Wilmington campus and is now studying abroad in Florence. For her short time here, she will be interning with The Florentine in the hope of improving her Italian and gaining a new perspective in the editorial field.
April 30, 2015
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Nino Tirinnanzi exhibition at Palazzo Pitti

From May 10 to June 7, 2015, Nino Tirinnanzi, a leading late 20th-century artist will be honored with an exhibition held in the Palazzo Pitti’s Andito degli Angiolini of the Modern Art Gallery.    House on the hill, 1963   Nino Tirinnanzi, was born in 1923
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Ciao Florence

It was my first day, and my roommates and I had gone out to explore Florence. Wandering around aimlessly, we stumbled upon the Duomo. Although night had fallen, it was lit up beautifully. It almost seemed as though it was fake, as if it were a part of a movie
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The Bargello celebrates 150 years of history

150 years ago, on June 22, 1865, the National Museum of the Bargello was established in Florence.   To celebrate the anniversary, a series of events will take place over the next six months. The festivities will begin on May 14 with a free concert in honour of Dante
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4 ways to boost your language skills

Studying in a country without any knowledge of the language can be difficult and sometimes very frustrating. Although it may seem challenging to learn a new language, there are so many exciting and fun ways to learn without taking a single class. Whether you are enrolled in a language class
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Free choir concerts at Santa Croce

On May 23 and 24, student choirs from all over Italy and Europe will gather in the basilica of Santa Croce as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of when Florence was the capital of Italy for a short time.    For the first time, the International Festival of
April 2, 2015
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Coffee for a poem

What do you use to pay for your coffee every morning? Many may use coins, but Chalet Fontana along tree-lined viale Galileo Galilei is switching it up.   Every Sunday in April, Chalet Fontana is allowing customers to order their coffee in exchange for a poem. These verses will
March 5, 2015
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Francis in Florence

A new exhibition is now open for public viewing at the Accademia Gallery.   ‘The Art of Francis - Masterpieces of Italian art and Asia from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century’ aims to document the excellence of Franciscan art (painting, sculptures, sumptuary arts) down the centuries while also
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Studying abroad in Florence

As most study-abroad students know, prior to your departure you are filled with all kinds of emotions. You are likely to be both anxious and excited about embarking on this adventure. For example, eager to learn as much as possible before I headed to Florence, I asked friends who
February 5, 2015
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Francis in Florence

The latest exhibition at Florence's Accademia Gallery, ‘The Art of Francis - Masterpieces of Italian art and Asia from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century,’ aims to document the excellence of Franciscan art (painting, sculptures, sumptuary arts) down the centuries while also emphasizing the extraordinary evangelization work of