This Month at ISI

Aug
28
Tue
DISCOVER THE CITY: Your Neighborhood
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A short guided tour to discover cafes, restaurants, shops, and peculiarities of your neighborhood.

It will help you find your way around and not to miss out on the local Florentine life surrounding you.

Aug
29
Wed
STUDENT LIFE TOOLS: Travel – Do it Yourself Workshop
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We’ll talk about the ins and outs of traveling in Italy and around Europe. From information on buses, trains, low cost airlines, and city recommendations,

this workshop will give you all the info you need to travel independently.

 

Sep
4
Tue
DISCOVER THE CITY: Florence University Dining Hall
Sep 4 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

DINNER | TRY IT OUT at the FLORENCE UNIVERSITY DINING HALL

A friendly looking dining hall might be what you miss about your home university during your time abroad. Italian students spend hours at the Florence University Dining Hall, sharing the study spaces, chatting, drinking coffee, and enjoying healthy food!
Join this ‘trial dinner’ at the beautiful Dining Hall of Sant’Apollonia, just round the corner from the Central Market. After our dinner, you can choose to subscribe and get your University of Florence Dining Hall Card.

 

Sep
5
Wed
TASTE – Mangiare Italiano: A very Italian aperitivo
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A VERY ITALIAN APERITIVO

The quintessential Italian “aperitivo” is an enormously popular Italian activity post-work/school, focused on socializing and enjoying snacks and a drink before dinner. It’s a perfect way to experience the local culture, meet people, and unwind after a long day. Join us for an aperitivo in a typical Florentine café with breathtaking views of the Duomo and enjoy an evening as the Florentines do!

 

Sep
11
Tue
SOUL & BODY: Yoga in the park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Unwind with a late-afternoon yoga class in the park. Relax, breath, let it flow… A 60-minute lesson for all levels!

Sep
12
Wed
TASTE – Mangiare Italiano: il forno eating tour
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Italians and Tuscans especially take great pride in baked goods, in particular breads that have hundreds of years of heritage attached to every crumb.

Despite its small size, Florence is brimming with bakery shops on every corner. This little tour is designed to help you find the finest, most artisan and true-to-tradition baked goods in the historic center, around the Sant’Ambrogio area.

We will try 3 different varieties of La Schiacciata – literally meaning “squashed”. This flat bread, which could be considered the Tuscan version of focaccia, is what carb dreams are made of. It is the only bread with a distinct flavor you will find in Tuscany. Why? Tuscan bread is generally made without salt or oil for historical reasons. La Schiacciata instead is an oily, salty, crunchy & soft piece of heaven. Traditionally this was seen as a sort of “merenda” snack for schoolchildren, so embrace your inner Tuscan child with an old school merenda of schiacciata!

 

Sep
18
Tue
DISCOVER THE CITY: river cruise
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Board one of the recently restored historical boats, used in old times by men collecting sand from the riverbed, and be prepared to explore the city from a very different point of view.

The navigation will allow you to get your eyes on beautiful architectural details, enjoying the sun and a warm breeze.

 

Sep
21
Fri
OUTDOORS – Keep Active! Sprint Walk
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

SAN MINIATO AL MONTE & ERTA CANINA | Sprint Walk

This route is unknown to the masses and is often overlooked by locals. After taking on Florence’s ultimate natural gym (the climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo), we’ll veer off the usual route back down the hill…

 

Sep
30
Sun
OUTDOORS – Keep Active! Corri la Vita
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

SPECIAL EVENT | CORRI LA VITA | BREAST CANCER fund raising

A charity event supporting public health facilities that specialize in the fight against breast cancer.

It has raised €5.000.000 Euros and involved 300.000 participants in its 15 editions.

The route capitalizes on the sights and sounds of Florence, ending in Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy the 5 km walk or the more challenging 13k run.

With a minimum donation of Euros 10,00 participants receive the official Corri la Vita t-shirt sponsored by Salvatore Ferragamo.