The question of language
"Si tuscanas examinemus loquelas non restat in dubio quin aliud sit vulgare quod querimus quam quod actingit populus Toscanorum". It is Dante, in his "De vulgari eloquentia" speaking, the father of the Italian language, reflecting on the illustrious vernacular as a linguistic model for Italian, stating, "if we examine the Tuscan dialects there is no doubt that the vulgar we seek is that to which the Tuscan people draw from”.
Stendhal syndrome and tourism numbers
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Did you ever find yourself breathless in front of a work of art? It's called Stendhal syndrome, from the name of the French writer who first experienced this feeling of oppression before beauty, right in one of the richest cities of art in the world, our Florence.
“I had reached that level of emotion where the celestial sensations of the arts and the passionate feelings meet. Coming out of Santa Croce, I had a heartbeat, life had dried up for me, I was walking fearing to fall.”
As in many other countries of the world, in Italy, March 8 is a day to celebrate Women's Day and those who have decided to study Italian in Florence, will notice: with spring at our doorstep, the city is literally invaded by the scent of mimosa flowers. Despite Women's Day being an international holiday, the gift of mimosa flowers remains an all-Italian custom that dates back to the immediate post-war period. Let's find out how it was born!
Leonardo's 500th Anniversary - Exhibition on Verrocchio at Palazzo Strozzi
2019 is the year of Leonardo! To honor one of the brightest minds in the history of man-kind five centuries after his death, Florence - a city in which Leonardo lived, was formed and inspired by it - is swarming with exhibitions, initiatives and installations dedicated to the genius of Vinci. Opening the celebrations was the exhibition at the Uffizi of the Leicester Code, on loan from owner Bill Gates. However, the twelve months of Leonardo has just begun and will continue with another unmissable event: from March 9, in fact, Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello Museum will host the first major retrospective ever dedicated to Verrocchio, who was the master of Leonardo.
Florence center of Europe, 5 cities at quick reach
Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, for centuries, Florence has been a nerve center of art, culture and creative ferment. Studying and living here is an extraordinary opportunity to get in touch with beauty every day, but also to reach many other European cities rich in history. The position of the Tuscan capital, in the center of Italy, easily allows you to reach many other Italian cities, but also the European capitals, whether you decide to escape for a weekend or you are organizing a full-blown vacation. We offer you five must-see destinations. Are you already packing your bags?