Thursday, July 25, 2024
Study-abroad students will get up to 40 percent off the regular ticket price at the ticket office at Franchi Stadium (via Duprè 28 Rosso, tel. 055/5532803; will also get discounts on all merchandise purchased at the official store and can take guided tours of Franchi stadium before home games on Mondays. Schools can also organize field trips to watch home games.For more info:
Alchimia is a school of contemporary jewellery and design in Florence, Italy, based in Oltrarno, Florence's historic artisan district. The school's philosophy is to provide students an innovative lab of creative thought, rooted in a deep understanding of traditional goldsmith techniques.In courses offered from beginning to advanced levels, students develop strong technical skills guided by a capacity to elaborate artistic concepts and their own creative language. This teaching method, fine tuned over the past twelve years and focused on the students and their individual nature, has produced results of a very high quality, with peaks of excellence made evident by many international prized acknowledgements.
Monteriggioni’s festival reaches its twenty-first edition in 2011.A blend of tradition and innovation welcomes the visitors in a great open-air spectacle whose narrative common thread leads them through heroic armed combats, pranks, intrigue, and merry juggling.“War and Peace” is the original theme that will mark the attractions and performances of “Monteriggioni wears a crown of towers 2011”, organised by “Monteriggioni A.D. 1213” under the artistic direction of the Jobel Group.As usual, the festival will be characterised by many entertaining reconstructions of military technology, daily life vignettes, and arts and crafts. A medieval world populated and animated by lively acrobats, musicians, jugglers, soldiers, shopkeepers, spies, pilgrims, innkeepers and merchants will be yours to discover.
Just a litte preview of the new Hard Rock Cafè in Florence.
They are a perfect solution for those who desire to combine their spare time during holidays with a new stimulating experience. Following a precise methodology and guided by professors from the chosen field, students will experience the development of aproject specific to their interests.Accomodation will be a singles room in a shared flat in the city centre of Florence. Linen, air conditioning and WiFi connection will be included.Summer Courses in IED Florence:- Fashion Events and PRStart date: 4th July 2011 | Duration: 3 Weeks | Language: engMain course objective is to provide an overview on all processes involved in staging a fashion show and the required PR skills to build and co-ordinate a communication strategy.Students develop a wide understanding of promotion in the fashion industry, fashion as a means of cultural communication, professional organization of fashion promotion and its specific language and techniques. Participants train these skills in the final event.A Fashion Event Manager is involved in planning events such as runway shows, launch of new products or brands, store openings, corporate events. But is also trained to establish connections with consumers and fashion, accessories, style, apparel and market editors at top trade magazines, worldwide media.
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I was doing the unthinkable, on the brink of breaking my new year’s resolution, booking a flight home from Pisa to London, with Ryanair. The reasons for my personal boycott of this particular no frills, no thrills airline were perfectly valid but it was a long time ago since I last flew with them. Surely it couldn’t still be that much of an unpleasant experience? They were still operating, after all.So, at my computer I negotiate my way through the online booking process, lured in by the illuminated strobe candy !!€7 until midnight!! (I think that refers to the price of the snack pack on board, which doesn’t come with a drink by the way. What kind of snack is that?). In the extra cost field I dodged the default priority boarding tab and the automatic travel insurance, backed up the automatic text message alert truck, hurdled across the branded Ryanair luggage purchase (please!) and jumped all over the recommended hotel and car hire bookings…with the skill of the penitent Indiana Jones “kneeling” before God to claim the holy grail.Moment of hesitation: Number of bags to check in? Sod it, Indiana Jones only needed his leather satchel and his hat, I’m not paying to cart around two pairs of extra shoes. I’m taking one pair of shoes, and they’ll be on my feet at check-in. I was only going for 2 nights after all. Laptop can go in my hand luggage next to shoes, a couple of pairs of knickers and socks, a few tops, mandatory chunk of Parmesan cheese for my brother, and off I go…As outbound flights go, this one wasn’t too bad. No one weighed my bag at Pisa airport or seemed to mind me carrying a small handbag in addition to my carry-on case, which I was prepared to put inside the case if necessary - I was playing by the rules. Cabin seatsApart from the roller coaster, get to know your neighbour, bright yellow seats and the ridiculous trumpet sounding on landing celebrating that we were all still alive and Ryanair had managed to land on time (sorry, should we be thanking them for sticking to a timetable?) I arrived at Stansted relatively unfazed.
Yesterday is finished the fifth edition of the Florence Queer Festival, an international review of cinema and art on the lesbian, gay and trasgender issues. From the 11th november to the 3rd dicember at the Odeon Immagine 6Cinema we could see more than thirty films (sometimes in European preview) to open our minds to a topic more relevant that ever.
IMAGINE...Imagine a city where every road is water, and every car a boat...Imagine Venice!Being a city of water it was fitting that we arrived under the November rain. The incredible thing was that you almost didn't notice the dark winter shower for the brilliance of the buildings which filled every corner of every glance. VAPORETTO #1Apart from the forbidding yellow border at each ‘station’, gliding down the Grand Canal in vaporetto no. 1 in the early evening couldn't have been more of a contrast to rolling underground on the northern line after a day in the London office. After 40 minutes of dark waves, cold air and twinkling lights we arrived at Arsenale in the east of the city.INSIDE THE LABYRINTHThe streets were gentle and quiet and you could hear the sound of the waves lapping against the road edge. The impressive lack of smog throughout the city and the silence of the streets is an instant and very welcome sensation.Admittedly November will be quieter than the height of summer but I was aware of a lovely overall sense of calm which filtered the calle. Within a matter of seconds we were already immersed in the gorgeous narrow backstreets of this magical city. There is something quite tempting about surrendering yourself to the labyrinth and seeing where it takes you...this time however, we knew where we were heading and once over the first little bridge,
From an evening passeggiata to long Sunday dinners, Italians are known for savoring the small moments in life and millions of tourists come to Italy each year to experience the Italian lifestyle.Nearly every Italian has an opinion on the foreigners that swarm their country: they eat too early, they eat too much, they make too much noise, they look too obvious.But what happens when an Italian becomes a tourist?On a whim, I decided to join three Italian men and another American girl on a weekend trip to Ireland.Within minutes of booking our flights, my compatriot and I immediately scoured the internet for information on castles, pubs and daytrips and even emailed friends, who had previously stayed in Ireland, for advice.
For my first assignment as an intern, I was asked to take pictures around Florence of places and things which caught my interest and would appeal to people looking to travel here. My initial thought was to find the first restaurant my friend Bianca and I went to upon arriving in the city.

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