Friday, March 21, 2014

Medici’s Florence: Historical Power

Intrigue, wealth, and power are the legacies of the de' Medici family which reigned in Florence for four centuries. Many things have been written regarding the Medici's and their dynasty, whilst staying in one of the apartments in Florence you can enjoy first hand their all-encompassing heritage. You can visit old family homes, research the popes they produced, and see their artistic legacy in the Uffizi Museum. With such an interesting and mysterious family to study and research while on holiday, short term rentals in Florence make perfect sense. In this way you can stay affordably as well as enjoy the wealth of beauty, architecture, and history that fills Florence. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Annual Festivals of Florence to Enjoy with your Short Term Rentals

If you are one of the lucky ones that have more than a week to devote to touring Florence, then you may be in time for one of the annual festivals held in this great Italian city. Most of the festivals have religious connotations; however, there are also music and dance festivals you might enjoy while staying at one of the many apartments in Florence. With your apartment you have the convenience of space, privacy, and full kitchen facilities. While festivals might offer a plethora of Florentine cuisine, your apartment offers you the chance to prepare a fresh authentic dish.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fashion Schools in Florence

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Florence and fashion are certainly two topics that go well together. Florence is known for its fashion designers, although admittedly, it is not as renowned as Milan. Coming here to study fashion students are going to need a place to live that is convenient to their school. The list of fashion schools in Florence shared here should help you find Florence rentals for foreign students that are convenient to your top choices of fashion locales. Consider the history of the school, what its principle purposes are, and whether it can help advance your career in fashion to be a world renowned designer. 
The IED School of Fashion in Florence
IED, as it is known by the locals, started in 1951 offering three year courses for fashion minded students. At this complete school of study it is possible to learn Italian design history, theory, and become a top designer at local firms when you are done. IED Moda Lab has the responsibility of teaching how to express your creativity in fashion. They embrace the whole world of fashion and individual parts to ensure you are able to interact in the fashion world on a professional level. Coming here you learn how to create the professional profile you need to be in the industry. 
Polimoda Fashion School
This fashion school and Institute of Design and Marketing offers a well-rounded education to those studying fashion to make it, sell it, or market it. With high quality courses for designing, marketing and merchandising, students come away with a degree and CV that shows they have been fully and properly trained for this hard core industry of study.

Accademia Italiana Fashion School
This fashion and design school has two locations: Florence and Rome. With an international acclaim, Accademia Italiana is known for turning out great designers in Italian fashion. Although its history only started in 1984, numerous talents have been recognised for their abilities to teach more than just art or design. Product design, textile design and graphic design are a part of the topics taught here. With international recognition even by the Italian Minister of Education, students know they are accepted at a prestigious university for design when they enrol here. 
International Fashion Design at FITNYC
Fashion Institute of Technology NYC is a Florence based university for fashion design, applied science, and much more. Students coming here are eligible to earn a degree in fashion to work in a variety of fashion related positions from designing new clothing lines to working in the textile industry.

The list is far from complete when it comes to fashion schools in Florence, but it does offer you an idea of the top named schools in the Tuscany region to consider for your education.