The Mediterranean Diet
"Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are" proclaims the famous saying from Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Italy is one of the symbolic countries representing this philosophy, and understanding Italian food, with its history, its variety and its genuineness, means knowing the culture and identity of an entire nation. The typical dishes, with their more, or less famous, regional variants, have been passed down for centuries and through their ingredients, tell stories of dominations and cultural, political and social contaminations.
Florentine figures of speech for the summer!
Florence is a city of dazzling beauty, but during the summer it is definitely incandescent! To fight the august heat, the typical Florentine is always equipped with his easygoing and ironic figures of speech! We will reveal a small heatwave survival guide, to make the most of summer in the city or, why not, to take a quick trip to the beach!
The Electress of the Palatinate
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Florence is one of the most incredible cities in the world and its beauty has inspired entire generations of poets, architects, musicians, sculptors and painters. A true treasure chest that has preserved art and culture for centuries and that continues, with its breathtaking views, its narrow poetic streets, and its majestic architecture, to make anyone who finds themselves in Florence to fall in love with it.
Florence as a Person...
How can you explain something you deeply love to someone else, in a way that will give them a true understanding? Often times, whether it’s your favorite song, the best spot to sit and read a book, or the best view for a sunset, these intangible things are hard to describe. It is even more frustrating because these intangibles are, usually, more meaningful than the tangibles. When given the opportunity to describe my experiences and impression of Florence after four months of studying abroad, I was intimidated. I find it hard enough to describe my weekend to a friend, let alone my entire study abroad experience to strangers.
The San Giovanni Fireworks
Florence in summer is even more extraordinary, but there is a special night that illuminates it and makes it shine in all its beauty! That is June 24th, the day when St. John, or San Giovanni, the patron saint of the city, is celebrated. An entire day of festivities, between historical parades and traditional games, which culminates with "fochi", an incredible fireworks display from Piazzale Michelangelo.