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The FLR – The Florentine Literary Review – issue 3

Sacred / Sacro Is anything SACRED any more? This is one of the questions that Italy’s contemporary writers address through poetry and prose in the third edition of TheFLR. The Florentine Literary Review. Take a walk into a SACRED wood of meanings and meanderings between life and death, which have little to do with the dictionary

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TOP #10 FIRENZE

Staying in Florence during the Spring Break? Follow our suggestions for things to do! #01  TERME di SAN GIOVANNI RAPOLANO with Sunday Brunch #02  EXPLORE THE FLORENTINE AREA OF SANT’AMBROGIO & BEYOND #03  THE SECRETS OF ‘INFERNO’ #04  YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK #05  ROLLER SKATING AT THE CASCINE #06  JAPANESE DINING #07  QUINTESSENTIAL ‘SCHIACCIATA ALL’OLIO & PIZZA AL TAGLIO’ #08  RENT A

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4 Rules to live like the Florentines

  Cappuccino & Cornetto Start your morning with an espresso beside a warm croissant. The Italians believe in a light breakfast and strong caffeine! Order and eat right at the bar to be out in only five minutes. Don’t be caught eating on the street: only tourists take their food onto the sidewalks in Florence.

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Live Drawings

We are proud to announce that our ISI Florence art students will be exhibiting in ‘Disegni Animati’ (Live Drawings). The display, organized by “Frida Onlus”, a local NGO committed to aid those affected by eating disorders, in collaboration with the City Council of Montecatini Terme (Tuscany), will be open to the public on Saturday, April

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A new ‘piazza’ for Bergamo

In December 2017, after six months of construction works, Bergamo’s Piazza Carrara was re-opened to the public. Architect and ISI Florence Professor Franco Pisani, in collaboration with Hut Creative members Alberto Becherini and Andrea Borghi, redesigned the square which leads to the ‘Citta’ Alta’ with its ‘Mura Venete’, the old city walls listed as a

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Il Granduca Innamorato

The recently published “Il Granduca Innamorato” (Nardini, 2017) tells the story of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco I de’ Medici, and his second beloved wife, Bianca Cappello. It delves into the mystery of their sudden deaths at the Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano, which occurred only a few hours apart from one another.

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