A trip out of town: Tarot Garden


Florence is beautiful and you should dedicate to its museums and attractions as much of your time as possible when you come in visit; but so is the rest of Tuscany. You can find so many wonderful little cities scattered among our hills, so if you’ve been staying in Florence...

Tuscan summer recipes: Panzanella


Eating well in the summer can be difficult when the heat makes you want to give up cooking on the stove, but there is a traditional Tuscan dish that will solve this problem and will also stimulate the most refined palates, despite its simplicity: it’s Panzanella!

A fresh and...

Feasts and Banquets at the Stibbert Museum


We have said it before; the Stibbert Museum is a very unique place to visit. It probably won’t make your top 5 list of places to see in Florence, but that’s just because you don’t know what you’re missing!
Once the home of possibly the most...

Pang Maokun at Palazzo Medici Riccardi


"Attualità nel passato. La pittura colta di Pang Maokun"at Palazzo Medici Riccardi puts on display the works of one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, currently holding the role of Rector at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.
The display, first solo exhibition of Pang Maokun in Italy,...

Cinema under the stars in Florence


Summer nights in Florence can be very hot, too hot to stay home watching a movie. So why not take your movie night outside?
Here is a list of outdoor cinemas in Florence that might intrest you.

First one on our list is Apriti Cinema, the summer cinema...

Steve McCurry's icons on display in Florence


Until September 16th Villa Bardini will host the exhibition dedicated to one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography: Steve McCurry.
The retrospective entitled "Icons", counts 100 shots with which McCurry has immortalized the history of our times, made of war, poverty, sufferings but also a great deal of...

"GONG" by Eliseo Mattiacci at the Forte Belvedere


After Giuseppe Penone, Antony Gormley, Jan Fabre, and the Ytalia exhibition, this year is the turn of Gong, retrospective dedicated to Eliseo Mattiacci, one of the pioneers of Italian avant-garde of the 70’s, to occupy the battlements of the Forte Belvedere.
An exponent of Arte Povera who distinguisghed himself...

A New Flight to Solaris takes off from the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation!


New Flight to Solaris, which opened this week, is the new exhibition at the Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli in Florence that takes inspiration from the work of the Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky.
This is the first international exhibition of Moscow’s AZ Museum, the Soviet museum named after Anatoly Zverev, the...

Pigmentsd in Art


Red, black, brown, white and ochre were part of the color palette artists used in cave paintings. The first pigments, invented about 40,000 years ago, were a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk, but since then, the number of colors available to the artists has continued to...

Santa Maria Novella unveiled


The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Florence as well as one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Tuscany, and yet, it is too often neglected by tourists, drawn to more famous places of interest.
Do not make this mistake....

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