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.
October 2, 2014

Donatello restored

The restoration of Donatello’s Crocifissione is complete, and now resides in the Bargello National Museum. This beautiful and unique piece was created circa 1455, and consists of a bronze panel inlaid with gold and silver. Interestingly the gold and silver were not achieved through paint or varnish, but

Hailstorm damages

After the terrible hailstorm on September 19, the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze is left with 900,000 euro of damages. The director of the library Maria Letizia Sebastiani commented that the majority of the damage is to the eaves and skylights of the building.   The reconstruction began about a

A Florentine winter

Tuscany’s biggest winter attraction is returning to Bellariva at the ObiHall, and will be stay from November 7 until March 1. Come here to get your fill of skating and snowtubing, with four lanes, two for adults and two for children.   The ‘Il Rifugio del Ghiottone&

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,

EMWA’s 39th conference

The European Medical Writers Association will be holding its 39th conference in Florence. Members from pharmaceutical, medical, and technological industries will gather at the Hotel Mediterraneo in Florence from the 6th to the 8th of November. Over 25 workshops, seminars, and discussions will be held, each addressing different facets of