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

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

8 exhibitions you have to see in Florence in 2015

The lineup for the 2015 edition of Florence: Art for a Year has just been announced. Many of Florence’s most prestigious museums, including the Bargello, the Accademia and the Uffizi, will take part in the tenth installment of the program.   The year will start off with Gherardo

Firenze Marathon 2014

The Firenze Marathon is the second most popular marathon in Italy, with over 11,300 runners taking part in the last edition. It has also been praised on a global level for its welcoming atmosphere and the energetic support by the city’s inhabitants. The organising committee is working

Gastronomic Florence

  This month from November 10 to 30 some of the city’s most adored locations will come alive with a calendar packed with events that are food, wine and beer related. The festival is being organized by the Confesercenti Firenze, a traders association that works to address commerce, tourism and services in Florence.   Over […]

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
October 2, 2014

Etruscan trekking

The ‘Road of the Gods’ is an antique Etruscan path going from Bivigliano in Fiesole, all the way to piazza Maggiore in Bologna. This route traverses twelve different municipalities, and has recently received renewed appreciation from trekking aficionados. The trail is about 130 kilometers long, and has been

Smart cities!

Smart City Exhibition, a forum for discussing innovation in Italy, is being held in Bologna until tomorrow, and released this year’s ICity Rate. The statistics took into consideration 106 municipalities in Italy, and evaluated them based on 72 indicators, in order to analyze six factors: economy, living, environment,