Author: Jade Cheli

Jade Cheli is a modern languages student at the University of Bristol. She enjoys cooking Italian food the way her Nonna taught her in her favourite city in the world (yes, Florence!) as well as reading in her spare time.
May 20, 2021

Cecilia Cosci at Tobian Art Gallery

Born and raised in Florence, Cecilia Cosci brings her strikingly modern take on Renaissance art to the Oltrarno’s Tobian Art Gallery this May.     Cecilia Cosci, Tabù, 2019.       Her first solo exhibition, Tabù. Classico Contemporaneo. Opere di Cecilia Cosci is set to open, pandemic permitting, in the via Maggio space on […]
April 27, 2021

Postcards from Florence

Postcards from Florence is a digital exhibition created by the students of Polimoda, which reflects the multicultural creative minds unique to Florence.      Thirty young creatives are associated with an equal number of iconic spots in the city through 150 black-and-white photographs, which are accompanied by words, slogans, poetry and the students’ feelings.    […]
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 […]