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Mimmo Jodice. Senza tempo in Florence

At Villa Bardini is ongoing an exhibition dedicated to a master of Italian photography: Mimmo Jodice. Senza tempo (Timeless). The exhibition of the Neapolitan artist will be open until July 14th and includes eighty shots of great beauty taken between 1964 and 2011, that summarize his career in 6 sections:...

Anselm Kiefer: Fallen Angels at Palazzo Strozzi

There is still time to go and see the exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Fallen Angels at Palazzo Strozzi and we warmly invite you to do so.As soon as you’ll enter the courtyard you’ll find yourself admiring Englessturz (The Fall of the Angel), an enormous seven-metre-high multi-material installation that covers an entire...

The Medici oranges

The Medici are known as great collectors and patrons of art and literature. Many also know about their great passion for botany and gardens. Almost every estate owned by the Medici family was equipped with magnificent parks that we can still admire and visit today, like the Boboli Gardens.What not...

Out of town excursion: the Medici Park of Pratolino

Say you've come to Florence attracted by its immense artistic, historical and cultural heritage. Say you've already visited all the museums and churches and photographed all the beautiful panoramic views the city has to offer.Now add to all this that at this time of the year, days are sunny and...

The lily of Florence

Florence is also called the "lily city", the red lily is in fact the symbol of the Tuscan capital, it can be found on coats of arms, on the shields supported by the Marzocco, on the historic Florentine buildings and as a symbol of sporting associations.This love between the lily...

Clet's Common Man on Ponte alle Grazie

On Ponte alle Grazie, a man leans out and bravely steps into the void. The man is that of the installation by Clet, a French artist who has lived for many ears in Florence, where he opened his studio in Oltrarno, becoming famous for his interventions on road signs. L’Uomo...

April 26, 1478: the Pazzi conspiracy

The members of the Medici family were as much loved by the people as they were hated by the rival families who aimed to take their place in power. Among these we find the Pazzi, also bankers, who harbored a visceral hatred for Lorenzo the Magnificent and Giuliano, his brother....

Ricipes of the tradition: Cecìna, a Tuscan or Genoese recipe?

Cecìna, or also chickpea farinata, is a delicious chickpea flour pancake, a dish suitable for all seasons that goes well with many foods. It can be found throughout Tuscany and Liguria. In fact, there is a dispute about the origin of this recipe between the two regions that has been...

Villa Bardini: art and wisteria

Villa Bardini is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular exhibition spaces in Florence, as well as a beautiful green lung of the city.It was originally Villa Manadora, built for Francesco Manadori in 1641 on a pre-existing medieval building. The property is located on the slope of the hill that descends...

Details of Florence: the bas-relief of Perseo and Andromeda at the Loggia dei Lanzi

Looking up while busy admiring the spectacular statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi including the statue of Perseus holding the head of Medusa (1555) by Benvenuto Cellini, you might have missed to notice the beautiful bas-relief placed right at the base of this statue.This square bronze bas-relief depicting an episode...

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