All posts by Viking Fusion

The (Re)Birth of a Piazza: Florence’s Piazza del Carmine at the nexus of past and future

Summer 2018 witnesses the re-opening of a piazza that once stood just outside Florence’s city wall.

Florence’s Jewish community struggles in the face of tourism

Newly installed rabbi emphasizing education to ensure vitality of minority religious community

In Florence’s places of worship, the sacred and the profane often compete

Renaissance city’s reliance on tourism asks cathedrals, synagogues, churches to balance faith and commerce

Outreach to immigrants in Florence

St. Mark’s English Church uses art and storytelling to foster dialogue

Florence suburb embracing diversity, accepting immigrants

Sesto Fiorentino, a progressive city outside of Florence, fosters a diverse community by welcoming immigrants and helping them settle.

Greater Florence to get its first mosque

Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino joins project to build mosque, allying with Catholic diocese, Islamic community and the University of Florence

Depth of Field

Sophomore Emma Chambers overcomes visual disorder to enjoy the game that she loves.