The ‘Big Event’ to Clean Up Wall Vandalism

  American students at local study centers will devote their afternoon to cleaning wall vandalism as well as the city streets for the sixth annual “Big Event” on Thursday, March 10.  Florence’s “Big Event” will unite students from James Madison and Florida State universities, residents, and local businesses with one common purpose: to maintain the city’s historic architecture. The public is invited to join in; those interested are asked to meet in Piazza [...]

Online Talk in English: ‘The Art of Goldsmithing’

  Cinemas, museums and concert halls are all closed this week but culture can still be accessed by live streaming, creating an endless possibility of entertainment provided directly to people’s homes.  On November 11, the British Institute of Florence is hosting a talk in English “The Art of Goldsmithing—The Secret of the Early Renaissance” via Zoom starting at 6 pm.  Anyone can join in by clicking on the link. On Wednesday, clicking a [...]

Lecture Learning Opportunities on Brexit & UNICEF

There are two lectures in English–one on the effects of Brexit and the other on the UNICEF and the agency’s latest report on childhood–scheduled the last week of January 2020 that are open for the community to attend in downtown Florence. CEA Study Center will be hosting “Brexit: An Opportunity or a Failure?” at 6 pm, Tuesday, January 28 at Piazza della Repubblica, 6. Speaker Andrea Orciani will discuss Brexit and its potential [...]

Free Architecture, Wine & Tourism Talks in English

Two American university centers in Florence will offer free architecture, wine, and tourism talks in English to both students and the public in a series taking place from Monday, Nov. 11 until Wednesday, Nov. 13. On Monday, Alessandro Melis, a professor of Architecture Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, and co-founder of Heliopolis 21 Architects will reveal secrets of how to become a successful architect. Melis received a Master’s and a Ph.D. in [...]

Architectural Talk in English at Cal State

January 30: INCOMPIUTO: THE BIRTH OF STYLE. Via Giacomo Leopardi, 12n; Florence.  5 pm. Free admission. Insight and knowledge are the key to growth, so take advantage of this opportunity to expand a world view on a specific subject important to Florence in English. The public is invited join the architecture students of California State University Firenze to listen to an educational lecture on modern architectural design. The lecture will headline two interesting and [...]

Talk: Portraits From Antiquity to the ‘Selfie’

The public is welcome to hear art historian Elaine Ruffolo speak on the topic “Portraits: From Antiquity to the Selfie” at the C.E.A. Study Center, Piazza della Repubblica 6 on Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm. Ruffolo will explore the development of portraiture up to the modern era.  She will explain why portraits have played such an important role in the history of western art and consider the part they have played in shaping [...]

English Lecture on Mona Lisa Discoveries

  As the second lecture of a three-part lecture series held at CEA Study Center (third floor of Piazza della Repubblica, 6), Elisabetta Gnignera will present: Under the Veils of the Mona Lisa: Undressing a Portrait and an Allegory, the joint findings of her and Pascal Cotte tonight, Oct. 2 at 6 pm. Cotte, in 2012, discovered after 10 years of research, a second Mona Lisa hidden under the surface of Mona Lisa. [...]

FSU & Golden View Team Up to Help Meyer

Florida State University International Program and the Golden View Open Bar (Via de’ Bardi 58/r) will join forces to raise money for Florence’s Meyer Pediatric Hospital with an evening of aperitivo (a cocktail and finger food) on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. Since the International Program of FSU was launched in Florence in 1966, the college has taken pride in its active and supportive presence in the Tuscan region. Every six months, [...]

‘Bridging Cultures’: A Literary Contest for Students

The second edition of FIRENZE LIBRO APERTO, a festival that will host over 500 publishing houses in the Fortezza da Basso from September 28 – 30, invites students on their semester or year abroad in Florence to join in a writing contest on the theme of bridging cultures. Three prizes will be awarded in the literary competition and entries need to be submitted no later than Sept. 20 to the following address: HOW TO [...]

FSU Partners with RFK Center for Fundraiser

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert Kennedy Students of Florida State University and Texas A&M will be making [...]