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
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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