Studying abroad is a daunting task. There is enormous pressure to travel somewhere new every weekend. Constant traveling is extremely draining, and trying to plan successful trips — especially on a college student’s budget — can make it even more stressful. In hopes of providing some inspiration for future NYU Florence students, and making Italian...

Don’t get me wrong; I love being in Florence. As a volunteer archivist at one of Florence’s libraries, I am used to spending long weekends in this captivating city. Just walking around and drinking in the beauty of its architecture, art, and even shop windows have always given me great pleasure. But… deep down I’m a country girl also ready to escap...

Even a short walk around Florence is enough to leave you speechless and awe-struck by the enormous amount of art and beauty in this unique city. If you visit Florence for the first time you will be surprised by finding yourself literally surrounded by art hidden in richly-decorated churches and in the magnificent private palaces of noble families....

Land of artists and poets, green valleys and soft sandy beaches, also famous for its immense food and wine heritage. A list of good reasons to visit Tuscany would be basically endless. In every corner you can breathe a centuries-old history, which took place against the backdrop of a landscape that still today  enchants and amazes. To see Tuscany i...

A native of Ferentino, Italy makes an impromptu stop in Rockford, Ferentino’s sister city. Matteo Cervoni was at a medical conference at Georgia Tech when he decided to end his first visit to the United States with a trip to Rockford. “I know a lot of people that come from my same country and he loves Ferentino,” says Cervoni. Rockford and Ferentin...

Florence is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. Cradle of the Renaissance movement, ‘Firenze’ is an open-air museum where you can admire artistic masterpieces and enjoy exquisite cuisine.  Located in Tuscany, a region in central Italy, Florence is home to some of the most renowned Renaissance art and architecture in the world with iconic a...

Easter in Italy is one of the most important holidays of the year; it marks the beginning of the warmer season and launches a period of outdoor activities, including village festivals, concerts, religious rites and processions. The date of Easter changes every year since it coincides with the Sunday following the spring full moon. According to this...

During the Easter period in Central Italy there are many rites that are celebrated according to ancient traditions and customs the same way it is done for Christmas. But that’s not all, in fact you must know that in central Italy during Easter it is common to prepare dishes of the local culinary tradition. Here you can find out which are the tastie...

The "Voices of Freedom" are those of the allied combatants of Italian origin in the Second World War, which appear in the historical-documentary exhibition inaugurated yesterday at Palazzo del Pegaso, until April 22, curated by Matteo Petrelli and Francesco Fusi. The exhibition is sponsored by the Region of Tuscany - Regional Council and the Missio...

The Uffizi in Florence was the most popular cultural site in Italy in 2021, coming ahead of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums for the first time, according to rankings published by art newspaper Giornale dell'Arte. With 1,721,637 visitors last year, the Uffizi pushed the Colosseum into second place with 1,633,436 visitors (in 2020 the Colosseum...