Picture from La Repubblica Firenze
Living in Florence is to be constantly surrounded by art and beauty, but it would be reductive to think of the Tuscan capital as a simple treasure chest containing monuments, masterpieces and architecture of the past. It is true that Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and brings with it centuries of history and great traditions, but the creative ferment that gave it life has never weakened.
Our school logo, as you will know, represents the Dome of the Duomo Cathedral. Symbol of excellence of the city of Florence that dominates from its 116 meters of height, that of Brunelleschi is the largest masonry dome ever built and is located a few steps from our headquarters, the prestigious Palazzo Niccolini.
Picture from Patrizia Pepe Official Blog
Throughout the world, Italy is synonymous with art and, you know, Florence is one of those cities where beauty is inhaled in every corner, from small shops to large architectural spaces. Living every day immersed in beauty is a stimulating opportunity that allows you to develop a sense of innate taste. It is therefore not surprising that many of the world's most beloved designers are Florentine.
As you may well know, our Accademia is located in the prestigious Palazzo Niccolini, on Via Cavour, on an axis that ideally connects Piazza del Duomo to Piazza San Marco. And yet, perhaps not everyone knows that the first Italian electric tram line, which connected Florence to Fiesole, was inaugurated on September 19, 1890, right from Piazza San Marco. And that twenty years later, along that road, one of the most brilliant and extraordinary architects of modern times stayed: Frank Lloyd Wright.
The experience of living in Firenze makes you feel alive and fulfilled like no other city does. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian psychologist who spent most of his career conducting research about “optimal experiences.” The ideas he described in his 1990 book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience help to explain the fulfillment that you may experience in Firenze.