Author: Jade Cheli

Jade Cheli is a modern languages student at the University of Bristol. Her favourite city in the world is Florence, although she is currently stuck out in Kenya working remotely, which isn’t the worst place to wait out the travel restrictions. Jade also enjoys cooking Italian food, the way her Nonna taught her, and reading in her spare time.
April 12, 2021

Easter in lockdown

Moving to Italy in the midst of a pandemic is not an eventuality anyone prepares for.         Mulling over whether I needed two different types of leather jacket was a futile decision when, in reality, I arrived to an abundance of hurdles that I could not have anticipated in the slightest. A […]
March 11, 2021

Talk of the town: a new wave of podcasts

Engaging content within earshot we feel drawn to: the podcast climate in Florence has a renewed vibe.         “When you’re making a life for yourself in a place that was once foreign or even unfamiliar to you, the connections you make often feel more intentional and meaningful. This lends itself to lots […]
March 8, 2021

Ask Michelangelo anything: an AI version

More than 500 years after the birth of Michelangelo, a collaborative project between Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and Querlo LLC has successfully created an artificial intelligence version of the Renaissance artist.         The Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore was founded by the Florentine Republic in 1296 and aims to […]