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Ancient Florence: Badia Fiorentina

13-07-2019

With Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto's bell tower and the tower of Palazzo Vecchio to reign supreme in the Florentine skyline, the beautiful bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina often goes unnoticed, although clearly visible next to the tower of the Bargello museum. It indicates the position of one of the oldest...

Coffee: moka or espresso?

05-07-2019

Coffee is consumed in large quantities all over the world, but it is a known fact that Italians particularly love it, so much so that they have made its preparation into an art. This drink arrived from the East in Italy, more precisely in Venice, around 1570. Initially, very few...

Florentine Renaioli

28-06-2019

The Arno river has always been a faithful friend to the Florentines, allowing the proliferation of numerous activities along its banks, exploiting every resource it made available. In particular, a city with an intense building activity like Florence, needed a great quantity of building material, and it is precisely to...

Tony Craigg at Boboli Gardens

22-06-2019

They stand out among the tidy hedges of the Boboli Gardens like clumps of coagulated magma, like rocks eroded and smoothed by water, like desert rose crystals, like stalagmites, like strange primitive flowers and shapes free in space. Many are the images evoked by the sculptures of British artist Tony...

Florence celebrates Cosimo I

14-06-2019

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cosimo I de Medici (1519-1574), the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. Son of the condottiere Giovanni de 'Medici, known as Giovanni delle Bande Nere, and Maria Salviati, he became lord of Florence when he was only 17, but was...

Rede Social in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi

08-06-2019

The new site-specific installation that made appeared a few weeks ago in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi is truly a triumph of color. A series of 12 hammocks joined together form a huge rocking bed that will remain available to anyone who wants to participate in the experience, until July...

Sala degli Elementi reopens in Palazzo Vecchio

31-05-2019

Coming out polished from a two-year restoration, Sala degli Elementi reopens in Palazzo Vecchio, part of the Quartiere degli Elementi where each room is dedicated to a mythological divinity to which corresponds a character of the Medici family. The hall, included in the private quarters of the Grand Duke Cosimo I, was...

The restoration of Giuseppe Poggi's Ramps

17-05-2019

In the second half of the Nineteenth Century, after Florence had become the capital of Italy, the city changed its appearence due to the work of architect Giuseppe Poggi, in charge of the so-called urban Restoration. The city walls were demolished, the viali (avenues) were created inspired by Parisians boulevards,...

Florence and the instruments that mark the time

11-05-2019

A good observer will discover that in Florence there are several astronomical instruments scattered around the city, not only great breeding ground for artists but also for scientists and scholars. IN ancient times, to kow the time was uses the sundial, a measurement tool based on the detection of the...

The treasures of the Cassa di Risparmio of Florence Collection

03-05-2019

Once again the art collection of the CR Firenze Foundation reopens to the public. A collection of hidden treasures that can be visited free of charge, by reservation only on weekends until December 2019. Not an exhibition, but an exclusive visit to the Ente Cassa di Risparmio of Florence head...

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