Author: Oreste Giacche'

Oreste Giacche' is a recent graduate from City University London, and has temporarily moved back to Florence the city where he attended high school. He was born in New York, and was raised between the United States, Florence and San Terenzo, his hometown in Liguria. He loves writing for The Florentine while exploring new interests, and hopes to be teaching English abroad in 2015.
November 6, 2014

Ice skating in Florence

As winter approaches, the 'Palaghiaccio' ice skating rink in piazza Libertà returns to Florence. This has been a yearly tradition in Florence since 1996, although before it was held in Santa Croce.The rink is 30 meters by 20, with a capacity of 200 skaters at a time, and

He’s back

Nearly 15 years have passed since Anthony Hopkins trod the streets of Florence as serial killer Hannibal Lecter. His character wove the city’s shops, over the bridges and through the piazzas, stopping at the Porcellino fountain to rinse his hands before heading for the Palazzo Vecchio to disembowel

F-Light Festival 2014

The ceiling of the market will be transformed into a flying carpet, a historic building will be used as a huge screen, statues will be dressed up, and the façade of a church will be used to display the city’s history. The fifth edition of F-

Donatello restored

The restoration complete, Donatello’s Crucifixion is on display in the Bargello National Museum. This beautiful and unique piece, created in approximately 1455, consists of a bronze panel inlaid with gold and silver. The gold and silver were applied through an encrustation process called damascening, which involves using wire

The i-locate Project

From today until November 21 at the Palazzo Coppini in Florence (Centro Studi Incontri Internazionali e Centro Arte e Cultura dell’Opera del Duomo), there are a number of events being held by ‘i-locate’, a project conceived to promote the study of localization in a world

A new Oltrarno

By January 12, 2015, piazza del Carmine will be pedestrianized, part of a broader scheme intended to improve quality of life in the Oltrarno.   Renovating the piazza, for which 3.6 million has been allocated, is the first step in returning the Oltrarno to Florentines. Among the planned improvements,

Henrot at the Gucci Museum

After the exhibition displaying Lee Lozano’s, Alina Szapocznicow’s and Evelyne Axell’s artwork from the 1960s, the Gucci Museum will be presenting work by Camille Henrot, a French artist born in 1978.   Henrot's work incorporates a variety of artistic techniques, and she consistently

Contemporary colors

Throughout the month of November, the showrooms of the Galleria 360 are getting a contemporary twist. Until December 2, visually striking pieces will line the venue for the exhibition Colori dell'anima.   Colori dell’anima features evocative works by several international artists, all of whom rely primarily on
October 2, 2014

Ghirri photography exhibition

From the 18th of October to the 20th of January the Poggiali e Forconi gallery in via della Scala is showcasing some of Luigi Ghirri’s (1943-1992) most influential photographs. Angela Madesani is curating the exhibition, where twenty breathtaking photos have been chosen, all taken from the 70s

Gone with the wind

On October 25, the streets of Florence will be transformed into a unique inflatable art scene, when the public take to their bikes and don their special costumes for the Aeolian Ride. The artist Jessica Findley, who is also a designer and teacher, explained how this idea came to her.