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Around Florence with Dan Brown's Inferno
 
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Dan Brown's latest bestseller, Inferno, is set in Florence. Let's explore some of the places in the city where the action happens, helped with a new app, "Inferno Florence Guide" written by the editors of The Florentine.
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Getting around in Florence: a transportation guide
 
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In Florence, your own two feet are often the only form of transport you need. But sometimes buses, taxis and trams can sure come in handy! Here's an introduction to the basics. LDM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
Views: 7707 LdM NEWS
Tips for Studying in Florence
 
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Studying abroad lends itself to some major changes in lifestyle. In this video, you'll hear some important tips and inside advice from past students in Florence.
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A Room with a View film marks its 30th anniversary in Florence
 
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Film director James Ivory and cast members from the classic screen adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel "A Room with a View," set between Florence and England, were in the Renaissance city recently for a 30th anniversary reunion. LdM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
Views: 10868 LdM NEWS
Coffee Culture in Italy
 
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Not Italian? Tune in for a look at how the beverage is an everyday part of the Italian culture
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THE VISITATION BY PONTORMO
 
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A new exhibition due to open in 2014 at Palazzo Strozzi, celebrates the works of two significant 16th century Florentine painters- Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. To mark the exhibition LdM News went to see a newly restored painting by Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo, The Visistation.
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Artisans, Pitti Mosaics
 
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The technique of 'pietra dura' or mosaics, started in the Renaissance. A workshop in Florence is continuing the tradition and is one of the only places in the world to do so. LdM News went to look around 'Pitti Mosaici' studio and workshop in the heart of the Oltrarno.
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Work in the City; Calligrapher
 
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Calligrapher and Graphic Designer Betty Soldi was born in Florence, but aged 6 moved to UK, where she stayed until four years ago, when she returned to Florence. She now has two shops in the city centre. LdM News went to meet her for an insight into her world of work.
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Giambologna's The Rape of the Sabine Women
 
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Piazza della Signoria features a plethora of sculptures and Giambologna's The Rape of the Sabine Women is one of the most intricate and skillfully sculpted works, featuring three intertwined figures seeming to grow up out of one another.
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Being a Tour Guide in Florence
 
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Being a tour guide in Florence requires a rigorous 800 hour course in Florence history: political, social, and of course, artistic. LDM interviews Alexandra Lawrence to find out what it's actually like to be a tour guide in Florence.
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Marie Antoinette at the Museo del Tessuto in Prato
 
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The Museo del Tessuto in Prato inaugurates the exhibition Marie Antoinette. The Oscar-Winning Costumes of a Queen, showcasing the costumes worn by the protagonists of the 2006 Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette. LdM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
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John Currin in Florence
 
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John Currin is contemporary American painting's reigning "bad boy," known for his unique blend of classical techniques and self-described "trashy" sensibilities. Until October 2, a selection of his paintings are on display at Florence's Stefano Bardini Museum. LDM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
Views: 2668 LdM NEWS
Florence's Famed Scuola del Cuoio
 
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Take a trip inside the Scuola del Cuoio, one of the oldest and most prestigious leather making schools in Florence.
Views: 5501 LdM NEWS
Florence's Gates of Paradise
 
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Taking 27 to create, Lorenzo Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise" took another 27 years to restore before being re-installed in the Baptistery.
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Zecchi
 
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"Zecchi has played an important role in providing the art materials used to restore some of the worlds most important masterpieces. The store still produces the same colors and materials used by the renaissance artist, materials difficult to find elsewhere. "
Views: 1688 LdM NEWS
Guide to Train Travel in Florence
 
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Tips on "How to do" on the arrival in Florence's train station
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Secret Passages of the Vasari Corridor
 
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The Secret Passages of the Vasari Corridor, built by Giorgio Vasari in 1564 for the Medici Family, linking their offices at the Uffizi to their home at Palazzo Pitti. Filled with beautiful works of art, the Vasari Corridor is a literal 'hidden gem' of Florence and a must see when visiting the city.
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San Miniato al Monte
 
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The church of San Miniato al Monte is often described as one of the finest examples of Romanesque churches in all of Italy. With a famous façade, historical setting, and spectacular views it’s difficult to disagree. LDM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
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San Lorenzo Street Market in Florence
 
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San Lorenzo street market is an ideal place to pick up cheap, fresh, season Tuscan ingredients to cook up the finest Italian foods from home.
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Ivory Restorer Bettina Schindler
 
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vory is one of the most precious and expensive materials. It is also a very versatile material, meaning some very rare and unusual objects have been made with it. One art restorer in Florence, Bettina Schindler specialises in Ivory and has worked on some of the most expensive and rarest items of all.
Views: 1683 LdM NEWS
How to avoid a traffic ticket in Florence
 
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How to avoid a traffic fine, steer clear of the ZTL (limited traffic zone), get temporary access and spot the cameras.
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Sculptural Fashion: Roberto Capucci
 
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Villa Bardini houses a museum dedicated to Roberto Capucci, an italian fashionista that employed draping, shaping, and sculpture-like styling to dresses. The museum houses not only dresses but also sketches that give insight into Capucci's fashion genius.
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Sculptor, Jason Arkles
 
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American Jason Arkles has been living here for 17 years. He follows a strong tradition of sculpture dating back to the Renaissance, while using techniques used by the Romans. He learnt his art here, and works on commissions from his studio in the artistic centre of Florence. LdM News went to meet him.
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Calcio Storico: The Game
 
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Calcio Storico is one of Florence's most famous events. Every year four neighbourhoods battle for victory. The game is famed for its violence, and believed to be the founding game of modern football . LdM News watched one of the teams train, and filmed the final.
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Gnomon and Solstice in Florence Cathedral
 
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Once a year at Summer Solstice a remarkable event takes place in Florence's cathedral. A Gnomon, or device high in the dome directs light onto the floor of the duomo. It was created by one of the earliest astronomers and every year it attracts huge numbers of people, LdM News went to watch too.
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Florence's Iris Garden
 
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The symbol of Florence since 1251, the Iris flower, is recognized and appreciated by the Florence community when each year from April to May, an Iris garden with over 1500 strains is opened to the public for admiration.
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Shopping for a leather jacket in Florence
 
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A high-quality leather jacket is one of the best souvenirs you can take home from Florence: it's an investment that will last years to come! Here are some tips on what to look for and what to avoid as you shop from Julie, a special guest of LdM News and a student of Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici. LDM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
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A Dante Alighieri Tour of Florence
 
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One of Florence's most famous citizens, Dante Alighieri has landmarks and monuments dedicated to his success and importance scattered throughout Florence.
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Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
 
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Vittorio Storaro has been named as one of history's most influential cinematographers, and with titles to his name like Apocalypse Now, Reds, and The Last Emperor, it's little surprise why. LdM News met him while in Florence, promoting his new book on cinematography. LdM NEWS is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (www.ldminstitute.com). We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
Views: 6852 LdM NEWS
Homesickness- how to cure it
 
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"If you are missing home and getting homesick. Check out this video to know about some tips to avoid the feeling while you are studying abroad. "
Views: 4696 LdM NEWS
The Florence Experiment at Palazzo Strozzi
 
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Two intertwining, monumental slides have taken over the Renaissance courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi for an art-meets-science exhibition, The Florence Experiment. In this video we explore the innovative plant intelligence study currently underway at Florence's largest temporary exhibition space. LdM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
Views: 1784 LdM NEWS
Porta Romana: Ancient gateway to Florence
 
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The ancient gateway of Porta Romana. Although Porta Romana is now nearly 800 years old, it still serves its original purpose of providing access to and from Florence, and the adjacent piazza features a variety of shops, bars, restaurants, and even a market.
Views: 3060 LdM NEWS
Shoe designer and producer Saskia
 
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Italy is famed for its shoes. Here in Florence Saskia Wittmer has an atelier where she makes bespoke shoes. She concentrates on mens shoes, and because they are bespoke commissions they can take up to 6 months to make. LdM News reports.
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30 years of Stone Island: exhibit in Florence
 
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Celebrating 30 years of history, the Italian brand Stone Island has organized an exhibition at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence. One of Italy's most innovative and experimental brands in the sportswear sector, Stone Island has been dedicated since its inception to textile research and experimentation. Reporter: Brenda Dionisi; DOP: Sandro Nardoni
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In the hills of Florence: Fiesole
 
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Any visit to Florence must include a day in Fiesole. Take the #7 Ataf bus to Fiesole's Piazza Mino and visit this hill town's Roman ruins and amphitheatre or enjoy the stunnign views of Florence from up high! Reporter: Brenda Dionisi; DOP: Sandro Nardoni
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Working in Florence: a chat with Georgette Jupe Pradier
 
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Charismatic Georgette Jupe Pradier, originally from Texas, is well-known for her popular blog "Girl in Florence," online since 2012. She's now an established content editor and social media consultant for numerous clients. Hear her share how she ended up on her professional path, what she loves about Florence and Italy and what advice she'd give to students looking to carve out similarly international careers. LdM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
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Italian Cuisine: Herbs and Spices
 
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Some of the most central ingredients to add that special 'italian' flavor to any dish are the herbs and spices. The best place to find the most fresh and flavorful of these is San Lorenzo Market.
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Tornabuoni Arte: contemporary art gallery in Florence
 
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This central Florence art gallery is open to the public and regularly displays its long-term collection of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Florence’s Dancing Street Cleaner
 
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We all like to think we take pride in our work, but in Florence, Italy there’s one man, who has become an internet phenomenon because he enjoys his work so much. Francesco cleans the streets of Florence’s historical centre, but of the way he does it has everyone staring and smiling too.
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Caravaggio and 17th-century painting rooms at the Uffizi Gallery
 
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The newly-inaugurated rooms offer a focus on the works of Caravaggio and other 17th-century masters. LdM NEWS (http://www.ldmnews.it/) is a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo De’ Medici. We spotlight people, places and events in Florence, with a focus on student life and tips to make this magical city feel like a second home.
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Florence's Piazza della Repubblica
 
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The historical center of Florence since its initial construction, Piazza della Repubblica features a variety of restaurants, cafes, and a beautiful early 20th century carousel still in use today.
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La Specola: The Natural History Museum
 
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The Natural History Museum of Florence opened in 1771, exhibits an array of wax figures and anatomical breakdowns, as well as animals from all over the world.
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From the UK to Florence on a Vespa!
 
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Dyanne and Keith Edwards from the UK recently decided to throw their knickers to the wind and embark on their own "renaissance" after retirement! They decided to cross Europe on a bright and shiny, red Vespa. They completed this incredible adventure - a 1500km journey from Winchester, Hampshire to Florence - after a week on the road! Reporter: Alexandra Korey; DOP: Sandro Nardoni
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Profumeria di Firenze
 
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On a trip to any Italian town, and you will see the La profumeria, unlike the pharmacies, these places sell natural toiletries all made by hand, and which are free from the chemicals we find in standard cosmetics. We interviewed one profumeria in Florence’s historic centre.
Views: 1727 LdM NEWS