Author: Elena Gauthier

Elena Gauthier, a student at Marist College, has lived in Florence for two years, studying art history and conservation. She has spent her time working on various art restoration projects at the Istituto Lorenzo de Medici and interning at a cultural association for contemporary art. Contact her at [email protected]
October 2, 2014

The rose seller

If you've been out any night of the week in Florence, be it at a restaurant or a club, you have surely encountered the ubiquitous street sellers. If you have ever engaged in conversation one of these nighttime vendors, you will have realized what fascinating stories they have. Recently,
September 11, 2014

Welcome Day 2014

Welcome international students of fall 2014!  On October 8, the Tuscan American Association (TAA) welcomes all study abroad students recently arrived in Florence. The event begins at 5pm and takes place in the grand Salone del 500 at the Palazzo Vecchio.   The annual reception will be even more

Not just the Uffizi

Of course you have your list of sights to see during your time in Florence, and you may even be wondering, ‘How will I see it all?’ Indeed, taking in the treasures of Renaissance art, from the David in the Accademia to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus
July 3, 2014

On the right track?

The City of Florence has decided to take action following the recent attack on a police officer by an unauthorized vendor at the Uffizi and the so-called siege of beggars currently taking over Santa Maria Novella railway station.   For years, the station has been inundated with beggars pleading

Cover in style

During the recent summer edition of Pitti Uomo, perhaps the most daring fashion statement of all was made by the Baptistery. Dressed from floor to dome in 2,000 square meters of ‘scarves’ designed by Florence’s own Emilio Pucci, the scaffolding surrounding the structure was aptly