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Homage to Aldus Manutius

  In 2015 a flurry of important publications celebrated the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius (c. 1451–1515), founder of the famous Venice-based Aldine Press responsible for more first editions of classical literature, philosophy, and science than any other publisher before or since.  Although with a little delay, for which we apologize, ISI Florence has participated in this well-deserved


ISI Florence Visits UMD School of Architecture

During their recent trip to Washington, D.C., ISI Florence architecture professors Carlo Achilli and Daniela Sinicropi were invited to the UMD School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. As part of the Master’s review jury, on May 17, 2017 they participated in the evaluation of projects on urban planning and technological innovations. Carlo and Daniela then


The One, the Only World of Soccer

John Reilly Montclair University Montclair State University students, hosted by ISI Florence, experienced the wonders of Italy in Summer 2016. On their adventures, they discovered the ultra-violent and historic sport known as ‘Calcio Storico’. This documentary gives the audience insights into the history and gameplay of the sport as well as feedback from players and coordinators.


‘Back from Italy’: Study Abroad Shapes Architecture

On May 18, 2017 ISI Florence architecture professors Carlo Achilli and Daniela Sinicropi took part in the opening event ‘Back from Italy’, a student exhibition hosted by the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and organized by AACUPI. The display of works opened a dialogue on how studying abroad, and specifically in Italy, can impact the


My Sounds of Italy

Sarah Stock Carroll University Special Program Travel Writing with Prof. James Gannon Summer 2017 @ ISI Florence You take for granted the convenience of knowing the national language – how easy it is to order dinner and talk to the waitress. Never before coming to Florence had I considered the ability to start a conversation


My 3 Florence Lifestyle Rules

Anna Bivona UCONN Intercultural Communication course with Prof. Christian Tarchi   Rule #1 Always have cash on you. I learned this the hard way on the day of my arrival. I had not yet exchanged for euros and was in need of many daily items for my apartment, including a simple bath towel to shower.

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