Category: The Spaces of Florence, Italy

Calcio Storico

Soccer, Mixed Martial Arts, or Backyard Brawl? Sometimes it’s hard to define the Florentine sport of calcio storico.

Piazza del Carmine

Piazza del Carmine is one of the few piazzas of Florence that has not been swallowed by tourism.

Florence as a Stage

The city of Florence is home to performers of every style, and they can be found anywhere there are open spaces.

Place as Text: ‘The Spaces of Florence, Italy’

Multimedia journalism students examine city’s public spaces for insights into Florentine culture

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