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15/May/2018

The Florence Experiment built by Carsten Höller in Strozzi Palace in Florence

This is an experiment by two experts, Carstern Höller and his partner Stefano Mancuso. Casten Höller is an entomologist who has also studied psychopathology whereas Stefano Mancuso is a plant neurobiologist.  The Florence experiment will be held from the 19th of April to 26th August at Pallazo Strozzi in Florence. So, what is the Florence experiment?

First, there has been some construction in Pallazo Strozzi to conduct the experiment. A slide has been put up there; the slide is not normal since it is a twin slide which is passed through a palace. For the experiment to be complete, you have to undergo two stages. As a visitor, you will slide down from a height of twenty meters. This will show how emotions in that state will impact plants. Before sliding, you’ll be handed a plant to slide down with it; this will trigger some emotions which should, in turn, affect the plant in some way.

After sliding, you’ll pass through a laboratory since the observations need to be recorded so that a conclusion can be made. What is recorded is the voltaic molecules and photosynthetic parameters which will presumably create the emotions you will feel while sliding down.

The second stage is a little bit interesting. Ironically, this scientific experiment will also involve the watching of a horror movie. Well, if you are still wondering how that can happen, it is important to note that the basement of Palazzo Strozzi is equipped with a theater where the second stage of the experiment will take place. Moreover, the piping system in the theater has been put up in such a way that it can tap the volatile chemical compounds which will be released by different people experiencing different emotions.

 

In other words, the visitors to this experiment will watch a horror movie, and the volatile compounds which will be released during the movie will determine how a plant will grow. Vines of Wisteria will be put around the theatre in a wire which is in ‘Y’ shape. These vines will absorb the volatile compounds produced by the visitors, and some growth will be seen depending on the chemical absorbed. Different directions will help in the analysis of how human behavior affects the plant. Plants graphs will be drawn to make the work easier.

The Florence experiment by Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso is aimed to prove that human behavior affects plants. It is pretty obvious that from the stages which a visitor goes through, different emotions will be felt, and the plant will react in different ways. Emotions experienced in the first stage are supposed to be thrilling and exciting. On the other hand, when it comes to watching a horror movie, of course, mixed emotions will be felt, especially fear. Other feelings which might be perceived are anxiety and amusement. Through this, it will be evident that humans impact plants through feelings.

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08/May/2018

Flower Fair in Florence: from April 25th to May 1st in Orticoltura Garden

Flowers can be used to pass different sweet meanings. Love, apology and even appreciation are some of the few feelings that can be demonstrated using flowers. The Flower Fair which is held in Florence’s Orticultura garden from April 25th to May 1st will widen your taste in flowers. Different beautiful flowers will be there on display, for you to look at them too and appreciate their beauty.

Orticoltura, where the fair is held is also an exquisite place. First, it is a quiet place that has a peaceful serenity, and this will allow you to smell the sweet scents of flowers in a calm environment. A good view of the city is also another feature that will make the Orticoltura garden the perfect place for the Flower Fair. Well, it has an upper part which is just comforting and satisfying since you can view the setting of nature from there.

The end of April happens to be just the perfect time for such a fair because that is the moment that spring is on and flowers sprout pleasantly. During such a time of the year, there is much beauty to be seen primarily in the Flower Fair in Florence. This is where each horticulture farmer or manager shows what all is good in their greenhouse and gardens. Some of the Italian beliefs especially Florence traditions are seen through flowers, and therefore different types of flowers represent specific meanings there. A religion which is very spread in Italy is symbolized through a white lily whereas violet is one of the most popular flowers there. As a matter of fact, violet is a flower symbol of Italy, so it’s hard not to have fun at such a fair with such appealing flowers.

However, most of the flowers which will be at the fair are used as gifts. Flowers such as pink roses, yellow roses, lilies, and violet will be appreciated by somebody who is close to you. Furthermore, the art and beauty of flowers will also be molded to come up with beautiful results. Italy is widely known for making confetti flowers which are more long-lasting, and this type of flowers will also be at the Flower Fair in Florence. The brighter side, the craftsmen behind such flowers will also be there. Yes, such flowers are hand-made, and the results are just impeccable.

The Flower Fair in Florence has more than enough to offer. The different flowers will bring about flowery feelings in you since you’ll be able to blend flowers of different colors and species to come up with something appealing.

It will be a self-torture to miss such a big fair if you are around Italy especially Florence city. Enrich your taste in flowers through visiting such a fair. On the other hand, it would be good to take someone who is very passionate about flowers, to at least to gain some knowledge.

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08/Feb/2018

Visit the Medieval Hill Town

Visiting the medieval hill town in Tuscany is a must! Make sure you include Siena in your list. The town is famous for its fan-shaped piazza. The piazza is called, ‘Piazza del Campo’. Visit the town during the annual horse race. Palio di Siena is held twice in a year. It happens on August 16th and July 2nd.

Most people visit the town for its authentic Italian cuisine. Do not forget to pair it up with a bottle of fine Tuscan wine!

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Conference between Istituto Italiano and China delegation
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22/Jan/2018

Istituto Italiano’s conference on relations with China in the Marco Polo – Turandot program

At the Istituto Italiano Accademia Italia, on December 13, 2017, an important conference was held that implicitly or explicitly represents and seals international agreements concerning the relations between the prestigious language academy Istituto Italiano and the state of China, in its institutional representations, which are part of the great project of the Marco Polo – Turandot program.

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27/Dec/2017

Not Only Florence

If you are looking for a fair or a special event to visit while in Florence, Italy, then there are several that may catch your eye.

From antiques to hand crafts and furniture, you will find that there is something for everyone at these unique events in Florence.

You will find that visiting these fairs will bring true appreciation to Florence and the history that it has.
Below are some of the most unique events that will help you decide what to do once you grace the land of Florence.

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23/Nov/2017

Presentation of the new Marco Polo – Turandot course

Saturday 11th November in the beautiful setting of the Alfieri theater in Florence we presented the new MarcoPolo – Turandot course. Many students took part, arrived directly from China to attend the presentation.

Here are some of the best photos.

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14/Nov/2017

Florence of the events and exhibitions: Top cultural centres and theatres

Florence is a cultural hub of Italy. The city rose to its prominence during the Renaissance and it became one of the major centres learning, art as well as literature in Europe. Though the age of Renaissance is long gone and the city has changed a lot but still it is the heart of the Italian culture. In Florence, you will not only get to see the historical palaces, monuments and greatest examples of art but here you will also be able to get the taste of rich culture. So, if you are visiting Florence, then you cannot afford to miss the theatres in Florence which are an essential part of the Tuscany culture.

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04/Oct/2017

Florence outdoor markets

Florence is full of surprises! With a myriad of historical monuments, popular sights and a long list of things to do, people often forget the little yet important things that Florence offers its visitors. The city is not just about the historical monuments and places; it has something exciting waiting for people to explore at every corner.

Being the birthplace of Renaissance and the heart of the medieval era, the treasures and trinkets that can be found in the vintage outdoor markets of Florence are truly priceless.

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19/Sep/2017

October in Florence: events and exhibits this october

October in Florence: Events and Exhibits This October

Florence city offers a wide range of stimulating events and unforgettable adventures. What with new concerts, food festivals, and exhibitions; there is no shortage of things to do in this beautiful city. Here are the activities that are scheduled to take place this October.

 

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08/Aug/2017

Art exhibition: The Cinquecento in Florence

If you are a fan of literature and art, then this is an exhibition you don’t want to miss. This show is primarily dedicated to the all the art lovers out there and if you are new to the genre then without question, you should visit this knowledgeable exhibition to expand on your love for art.

It consists of works from artists like Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giambologna, etc.

The exhibition takes place from 21st September 2017 to 21st January 2018, titled The Cinquecento in Florence, which will be hosted by Palazzo Strozzi.

This marvelous show has devoted itself to art belonging to the 16th century in Florence, that displays over seventy works of arts by the artists like Michelangelo, Giorgio Vasari, Santi di Tito, Bronzino, Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, Bartolomeo Ammanti, and Giamologna. (more…)

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