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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE LA MACINA DI SAN CRESCI /Greve in Chianti (FI) ITALY

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Work in progress / VISIT US

The Artist’s House  in Greve in Chianti established in 2008 is a structure in line with the widespread practice of other European countries and the world to create environments where is possible the exchange and comparison between artists, and presents itself as an international center for business cultural and it is the first in Tuscany to be included in the international network of  Res Artis.
Recently  is been published the yearbook  “The Artistic Time” which includes a biography of the teachers with some of their works, and the artists of the residence in 2008.

Currently, guests are:

JILLIAN BONAHOOM (USA)
DOUG BOSCH (USA)

They work in the laboratories of the residence, each developing a specific project but also leaving open the path of confrontation and experimentation that will come naturally by living artists.

JILLIAN  BONAHOOM
young artist , lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.
In the Artists House is developing the project “Abstraction of the reflection” through the creation of large paintings in which merges images of natural elements with the figurative, manipulating shapes and colors in an intriguing amalgam.

DOUG BOSCH
He lives in Providence and is Art Professor at Rhode Island College.
His plan of residence “Nylon Catenaries” is based on research of intersection between art and science. Achieves small sculptures and drawings based on studies conducted at the Museum of Science in Rome and Florence.

Demetria Verduci

La Macina di San Cresci
Pieve di San Cresci – 50022 Greve in Chianti (FI) Italy
Tel/fax 055 8544793 – info@chianticom.com
www.chianticom.com

Living Marbles: Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the birth of the baroque portrait

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When: Tuesday through Sunday 8:15am – 6:00pm from 10 march to 21 june 2009

Where: Bargello National Museum – Via del Proconsolo 4

Why:

Price: Full rate €. 7,00  Concession: € 3.50 for European Union citizens from 18 to 25 years of age
Free admission for European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years of age

More info : Exibition official Web Site 27341


Bernini, a master of sculpture on par with Michelangelo, reinvigorated portraiture wi
th his magnificent life-like busts. Starting out with his earlier sculptures, primarily of important popes and cardinals who commissioned them, this exhibition at the Bargello evolves as Bernini did.

Taking inspiration from Reubens among others, Bernini strove to make the marble even more intensely realistic, often looking as if they were just about to talk; thus inventing the term ‘speaking likeness’.

Shown along with other artist’s sculptures and paintings, including Antoon van Dyck’s Portrait of Virginia, we see Bernini’s command over sculpture take off.

Although made from stone, these marble portraits look anything but cold.

A trip to Portofino

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In order to enjoy Portofino to its fullest, plan on spending at least two days there. Once you decide on the best time to go, you can purchase a train ticket at Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. A ticket costs approximately €30 round-trip. Unfortunately, you must switch trains at least once along the way because there are no trains which go directly to Portofino. Luckily, it is not necessary to repurchase a ticket each time you board a new train. All together, the train ride can last between three to four hours depending on how many times you switch trains. While on the train, be sure to glance out the window and admire the beautiful Italian countryside.portofino1 As you appraoch the shore, there will be short breaks through the tunnels in the mountains where you can see breathtaking views of the beach from above. When you finally arrive, you will be getting off at Santa Margherita which is literally a five to ten minute car drive from Portofino.There are so many wonderful places to stay directly outside of Portofino in the Santa Margherita area. An incredible five star hotel called Grand Hotel Miramare has been named as one of the leading hotels of the world. The location is perfect and the staff treats you like royalty. Sadly, nothing in life is free and staying here will cost you a pretty penny. The cost of a room is €320 per night for two adults. This price includes a breakfast buffett, access to beach (with chair, umbrella, and towel), air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar, and satellite television.

Districts of Florence – “Santa Maria Novella”

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This is the neighborhood of the central railway station, the congressional palace, and the main international expositions and fairs

That’s why here you’ll find the highest concentration of traffic, tourists, businessmen, immigrants, residents, taxis, tourist buses, fast food and pubs (Fiddler’s Elbow, The Chequers, The Dublin, The Joshua Tree, Stregatto, Trip Per Tre, Birreria Centrale) in the entire city center.

If you decide to stay here keep in mind that the district is very busy, chaotic and dirtier than the rest the city. However staying here has several advantages:

a) you are close to the station but, at the same time, in the heart of the city, only a 5-10 minute walk from all the main city monuments, churches and museums

b) here you’ll find the highest concentration of hotels (many of them very cheap!), B&Bs, and hostels in the city

 c) here there’s plenty of cheap fast food, take-away pizza, excellent pubs and good quality/budget price clothing

 d) it’s right next to the San Lorenzo market, the biggest and most colorful street market in the city.

San Lorenzo Square

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Here you are in one of the most beautiful squares of Florence. Beautiful? I mean, splendiferous! Anything you want, we’ve got it. It’s a busy, active piazza full of life and with all sorts of things going on under the wing of the glorious Basilica which has been looking out over the whole square, its surrounding streets, its stands, its residents and its visitors since 393. The market and its stands have been around since the 1400s at least, but itinerant merchants may have been coming here even earlier.

San Lorenzo Basilica

But now I think you should know a little bit about San Lorenzo. He was a Christian martyr and a rather special one at that. When the Roman Emperor Valerian asked him to go get all the riches of the Church, Lorenzo brought him the city’s blind, lame, ill and poor. The Emperor didn’t take this at all well; actually, he was very offended and commanded that Lorenzo be grilled alive. Said and done. Lorenzo was made of stern stuff though and at a certain point, as he was being roasted alive, he whispered, “Turn me over now. I’m done on this side“. Or so the legend goes.

Michelangelo’s David

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Galleria dell’Accademia, founded in 1784, hosts a collection of sculptures and paintings. One of the most important works on display at the museum is David by Michelangelo (completed around 1504), which was moved there in 1873.

Michelangelo has depicted David before the battle [Verrochio’s and Donatello’s Davids are depicted after his triumph standing over Goliath’s severed head]. The young Michelangelo was a citizen of the city state of Firenze (Florence). Firenze was surrounded by enemies much stronger and more numerous than the city was. When the statue of David was placed on Piazza Signoria in front of Palazzo Vecchio [where you can now find a copy, another one is at Piazzale Michelangelo], the people of Firenze immediately identified with him, as a cunning victor over superior enemies.

 

Meet the parents….in Florence!

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       If you are one of those students lucky enough to not only study abroad in Florence but also have your parents visit you, then naturally you will want to make it worth their money and effort.

What do you do when I genitori arrive? Of course priorities will vary depending on the nature of your family.

Florence Live Events :: April 2009

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Here you are a selection of the main Florence events of April 2009!

Enjoy the sparkling side of the Renaissance with studentsVille.it!;)

..:: SASCHALL ..:: 1 April
Lungarno Aldo Moro,3 – Firenze
Infoline 055 650 4112 – info@saschall.it
Official Saschall website: http://www.saschall.it/
UMBERTO TOZZI in concert
Official website: http://www.umbertotozzi.com/

..:: MANDELA FORUM (ex Palasport) ..:: 1-5 April
Viale Paoli – Firenze
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Official websites: http://www.notredamedeparis.it/

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 1-4 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“Suoniemozioni, da Battisti-Mogol aMaria Cassi”

..:: FLOG ..:: 2 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
MUSIC from OUTER SPACE !?!with ZU (punk/impro/jazz) + BACHI DA PIETRA

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 2 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
UNIVERCITY NIGHT……la lotta per la ricerca

..:: TEATRO VERDI ..:: 2-5 April
Via Verdi – Firenze
Official website: http://www.teatroverdifirenze.it/
LE PAROLE CHE NON VI HO DETTO by Enrico Brignano

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 3 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
QUEER ABOARD

..:: FLOG ..:: 3 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI + TRAIN TO ROOTS in concert
Official website: http://michelangelobuonarroti.nethttp://www.traintoroots.it

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 3-4 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
NON CE NE IMPORTA NIENTE with Le Sorelle Marinetti

..:: FLOG ..:: 4 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
I MINISTRI + MARIPOSA. in concert

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 4 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
PROGETTO 33 GUEST DJ’s: Michel Cleis

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 4 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
RIO MEZANINO in concert

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 5 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
ATTENTI A QUEI DUE with Luca Barbarossa and Neri Marcorè

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 6 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
MAX GAZZE’ in concert

..:: MANDELA FORUM (ex Palasport) ..:: 7 April
Viale Paoli – Firenze
CORRADO GUZZANTI in Tour
Official websites: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrado_Guzzanti

..:: FLOG ..:: 7 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
MATCH di IMPROVVISAZIONE TEATRALE

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 7 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“Come diventare sommelier in cinquanta minuti” with Leonardo Romanelli

..:: FLOG ..:: 8 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
MULATU ASTATKE & the HELIOCENTICS in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 8 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Dario Yassa in concert

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 8-9 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
LE DANZE DI BILLY E DIJANA

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 9 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
FLOORence – the the biggest night made in Florence

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 9 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“il Gusto di Suonare”” with Fabio Mercuri

..:: FLOG ..:: 10 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
CHUCK FENDER (JAM/LIVE DANCEHALL SET) + QUARTIERE COFFEE in concert
Official website: http://www.myspace.com/chuckfender

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 10 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
ALTER*NITE + PROIETTILI BUONI

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 10 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
PPP (Penguin POlari) in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 10 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Maf Trio in concert

..:: FLOG ..:: 11 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
U2 TRIBUTE NIGHT : ULTRAVIOLETS in concert
Official website: http://www.ultraviolets.it

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 11 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
BAD APPLE SONS in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 11 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Medilatina in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 14 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“East e West Band” from Simon and Garfunkel to Bob Dylan

..:: TEATRO ALLA PERGOLA ..:: 14-19 April
Via della Pergola – Firenze
Info: http://www.pergola.firenze.it/
AMORE E PSICHE (La favola dell’asino d’oro) by Apuleio

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 16 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Danny and the Jets in concert

..:: MANDELA FORUM (ex Palasport) ..:: 16-17 April
Viale Paoli – Firenze
GIGI PROIETTI – Di nuovo buonasera

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 17 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“Il Gusto di Suonare” with Ettore Giuradei

..:: FLOG ..:: 17 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
ROSALIA DE SOUZA in concert
Official website: http://www.myspace.com/rosaliadesouzampb

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 17 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
ALTER*NITE + MARTA SUI TUBI

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 17 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
BETULARIA in concert

..:: MANDELA FORUM (ex Palasport) ..:: 18 April
Viale Paoli – Firenze
BOB DYLAN in concert
Official website: http://www.bobdylan.com/

..:: FLOG ..:: 18 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
TEATRO DEGLI ORRORI in concerto + supporter OBO (OSHINOKO BUNKER ORCHESTRA/ex DE GLAEN) in concert
Official website: http://www.myspace.com/ilteatrodegliorrori

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 18 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
VANESSA DA MATA a seguire PROGETTO 33 GUEST DJ’s

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 18 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
MaQ + Francesco del Prete + Le Mòn in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 18 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Info: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Napoli ed Altre terre in concert

..:: SASCHALL ..:: 19 April
Lungarno Aldo Moro,3 – Firenze
Infoline 055 650 4112 – info@saschall.it
Official Saschall website: http://www.saschall.it/
I NOMADI in concert
Official website: http://www.nomadi.it/

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 19 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
LE FIAMME E LA RAGIONE with Corrado Augias

..:: TEATRO VERDI ..:: 19-20 April
Via Verdi – Firenze
Official website: http://www.teatroverdifirenze.it/
IO BALLO with AMICI performers

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 21 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“‘Ndinghet e ‘ndanghet e altri racconti” with Two Pisces

..:: MANDELA FORUM (ex Palasport) ..:: 22 April
Viale Paoli – Firenze
TIZIANO FERRO in concert
Official website: http://www.tizianoferro.com/it

..:: FLOG ..:: 22 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET: (W.PARKER, bass – HAMID DRAKE, bass – LEWIS BARNES, trumpet – ROB BROWN, alto sax)

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 22 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
MILLENCOLIN in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 22 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“Il Gusto di Suonare” with Fabio Consoli

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 22-24 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
GALLINA VECCHIA with Anna Montinari e Remo Masini

..:: SASCHALL ..:: 23 April
Lungarno Aldo Moro,3 – Firenze
Infoline 055 650 4112 – info@saschall.it
Official Saschall website: http://www.saschall.it/
NEK in concert
Official website: http://www.nekweb.com/

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 23 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
THURSDAY NIGHT METAL: STRANA OFFICINA in concert

..:: FLOG ..:: 23 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
TRAIN DE VIE + MAGNAPASTA in concert
Official website: http://www.traindevie.net

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 23 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Havana Night in concert

..:: CAFÈ DELUXEÈ ..:: 24 April
Piazza Indipendenza ang. Via XXVII Aprile – Firenze
Info: http://www.cafedeluxee.com/index.cfm
The Last Orange in concert

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 24 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Ettore Costabile in”Piano Solo” (musiche by F. Schubert and R. Schumann)

..:: FLOG ..:: 25 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
MARLENE KUNTZ in concert
Official website: http://www.marlenekuntz.com

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 25 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
“Dai tanghi e valzer ai paesaggi mediterranei” with Elisir
    
..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 28 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
FIRENZE RIDENS with Paolo Cevoli, Andrea di Marco, Giuseppe Giacobazzi, Padre Donovan and Andrea Vasumi

..:: FLOG ..:: 28 April
via M. Mercati 24/b – Firenze
Info: http://www.flog.it
LES ITALIENS in concert
Official website: www.myspace.com/lesitaliens

..::  TEATRO DEL SALE ..:: 28 April
Via dei Macci 111r –  Firenze
Ifo: http://www.teatrodelsale.com/
Maria Cassi in “Galateo”

..:: TEATRO ALLA PERGOLA ..:: 28-30 April
Via della Pergola – Firenze
Info: http://www.pergola.firenze.it/
IL CASO DI ALLESANDRA E MARIA by Giorgio Gaber and Santo Luporini

..:: SASCHALL ..:: 29 April
Lungarno Aldo Moro,3 – Firenze
Infoline 055 650 4112 – info@saschall.it
Official Saschall website: http://www.saschall.it/
FIORELLA MANNOIA in concert
Official website: http://www.fiorellamannoia.it/

..:: TEATRO PUCCINI ..:: 29-30 April
Piazza Puccini – Firenze
Info: http://www.teatropuccini.it/
DÈ ROCKY HORROR SHOW with Paolino Ruffini

..:: ART 2009 ..:: 25-30 April
Fortezza da basso – Firenze
International Handicraft Fair with 700 exhibitors coming from the five continents
Info: http://www.mostraartigianato.it/home.html

..:: VIPERTHEATER  ..:: 30 April
Via Lombardia/via Pistoiese – Firenze
Info: http://www.viperclub.eu
QUEER ABOARD

10 Things to do in Florence

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10 Things you can’t miss during your study experience in Florence….:

1) “Climb” on the top of the Duomo in a sunny day. The view is unforgettable.

2) Eat a Gelato (Ice cream) in Santa Croce in a spring or a summer day. The best gelaterie of the district (and perhaps of the city) are Vivoli (Via Isola delle Stinche, 7) , Vestri (Borgo degli Albizi,11) and Gelat’amo (via doni 18r). Don’t miss this experience !

3) A ride in Vespa (or scooter) toward Piazzale Michelangelo or Fiesole in a warm spring day. You’ll really experience the freedom and the joy of the Dolce Vita

4) A visit at Galleria dell’Accademia (Via Ricasoli, 58) where is exposed the originall David of Michelangelo. To follow the process that from the marble (“i prigioni”) brings to a masterpiece is really a great experience…

5) A glass of Tuscan wine in a autumn/winter day in one of the typical Florentine wineries. We suggest you to spend some hour at Enoteca Boccadama (Piazza Santa Croce), Antica Mescita (Via San Niccolò, 60), Enoteca Fuoriporta (Via Monte alle Croci) or at La Sosta del Rossellino (Settignano)

6) The music festivals held in Spring and Summer time in Tuscany and Umbria: Pistoia Blues, Italia Wave, UmbriaJazz, Maggio Musicale (Florence), Mercantia (Certaldo), Lucca Summer Festival ….The coolest side of Florence and Tuscany that you can’t miss!

7) The fireworks of the 24th of June (San Giovanni) seen from a terrace or from a boat in the river Arno…

8 ) A tour to one of the Tuscan beautiful spas: Saturnia, Venturina, Calidario, Bagno Vignoni, Montecatini, Rapolano Terme, etc, etc…

9) A ski-day at Abetone, a week-end on the beach in the wonderful Maremma’s Parco dell’Uccellina (Southern Tuscany), a wine tour in Chianti, a medieval tour of Tuscany

10) A soccer match in Spring/summer time at Le Cascine Park or a Fiorentina  Serie A match at “Stadio Franchi“…

” Permesso di soggiorno” – Permit of Stay

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Below a list of the items you will need, where to get them and where to take them in order to obtain the “mythical” Italian permesso di soggiorno.

Permesso di soggiorno. What you need?

1) Form for the permesso di soggiorno. This can be found at the Questura (Police Station), for example in Via Zara n°2 (Ph. +39 055 49 771). Please when you go there be prepared to be very very patient because people from all around the world will be in line with you…

2) Photocopies of the first page of your passport and your visa

3) Four passport photos. Photo booths can be found at the train station or near the post office

4) A ‘Marca da Bollo‘. This costs 14,62 Euros and can be bought at a Tobacco Shop (Tabaccheria)

5) Proof of financial security. This can be the same as you used to get your visa, a letter from your parents or front/back photocopies of your credit card.

6) Enrollment letter from the School or from the University

7) Insurance. The INA insurance is necessary for all students, regardless of the insurance coverage you have at home. To get the insurance, you must go to the main post office (near Repubblica Square in Florence) upstairs on the first floor and get a ‘bollettino’ that must be filled out.

>>More update info by Polizia di Stato (available only in Italian!)

Medical Insurance

Italian Insurance Policy (same conditions as above). One reliable package is offered by Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni (Convenzione INA – Ministero della Sanità): fixed amount of Euro 77.47 for one year and 38.73 Euro for 6 months or less to be deposited in the following postal account:
n° 71270003 in favour of Agenzia Generale di Roma INA ASSITALIA, Via del Tritone n° 181;
Also ask for the ‘StudentsVille insurance package for foreign students’ at info@studentsville.it

Codice Fiscale (Tax-Code Number)

During your stay in Florence, you will certainly have to get soon, the ‘Codice Fiscale‘ (or Tax-Code Number). It is, in fact, obligatory for all citizens, whether Italian or Foreigners, to have this number, even though you may not be subject to Italian taxes.

Let us quote a few example where it is necessary:

A) when opening a bank or postal account
B) when buying a Vespa (or every other motor vehicle..) in Italy
C) when registering a vehicle in Italy
D) when signing any official contract, e.g. the lease for a flat (if the lease is going to be registered!)
E) when taxing out an Italian Insurance policy
F) when taking up an employment of any kind
G) when signing contracts with the utility companies (gas, electricity, water, phones, mobile phones, etc.)

To obtain your tax code number, simply go to the provincial tax office in Florence (ufficio imposte) in Via Santa Caterina D’Alessandria (3rd floor) between 8.30 and 12.00, Monday to Saturday, with your passport or National identity card and ask for a Codice Fiscale. You will be given a card with your number (usually is quite quick!)

If you prepare all these sheets in advance you can obtain all the documents you need in a reasonable time (one week) and you can definitely better enjoy your experience in town!