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Elliott Erwitt in Florence

Villa Bardini hosts another major exhibition dedicated to photography, Elliott Erwitt. Photographs, which celebrates the long career of one of the most famous photographers in the world. A collection of about 70 images personally selected by Ewitt, who celebrated his 94th birthday this year, which capture the perfect moment as...

Mysterious Florence: the window that is always open

If you have been to Piazza Santissima Annunziata you might have noticed a window that remains open all year round, whether it's summer or winter, so much so that the Florentines have renamed it "the window that is always open".  It is located on the top floor of Palazzo Grifoni,...

Autumn Recipes: Castagnaccio

Autumn is a bittersweet season. Not everyone appreciates the cooler air and the fiery colors of the changing leaves, because that means the end of hot summer days and the arrival of gray skies and rain.    From a culinary point of view though, autumn agrees almost with everyone: pumpkins, chestnuts,...

Olafur Eliasson, nel tuo tempo at Palazzo Strozzi

One of the most important Florentine exhibitions of this season is that of the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, which can be visited at Palazzo Strozzi until January 22, 2023. Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo is the largest exhibition ever held in Italy by the artist and collects historic and site-specific...

Passione Novecento. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst at Palazzo Medici Ricardi

Passione Novecento. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst inaugurates at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, an exhibition that brings together 38 works of Twentieth-century art belonging to private collections that the public will be able to admire together for the first time. Among the big artists on display we find Paul Klee,...

A secret garden in Florence: Giardino Torrigiani

In the Florentine Oltrarno there is one of the largest private gardens in Europe located within the walls of a city, the Torrigiani Garden, which with its surface of almost ten hectares extends into the area between the ancient walls that go from Porta Romana to Piazza Tasso, Via dei...

Pietro Annigoni's painting of Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022, one of the greatest icons of the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II of England, dies. She is perhaps the most famous contemporary personality in the world, certainly known by anyone globally. Everyone recognizes the Queen's face, her brightly colored outfits and her hats. She was a woman...

Mr. Arbitrium: a giant in piazza San Lorenzo

If you pay a visit to the Basilica of San Lorenzo these days, you will come across a giant over 5 meters high leaning against the side of the church. With his mighty muscles, he has already "supported" the Medici Palace in Seravezza, the Cathedral of Pietrasanta and Carrara, the...

Recipes of the tradition: Pappa al Pomodoro

It is cooked with beans, cabbage, onions and finally with tomatoes: the Tuscans' love for stale bread is unparalleled. Nothing has ever been wasted in Tuscan kitchens, and when there was some left-over bread, it was reused in all possible ways. The most famous recipes of the Tuscan tradition that...

The facade of santa maria del Fiore in Florence: a 6 century long enterprise

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore has become one of the most famous churches in the world, especially thanks to the amazing dome of which Filippo Brunelleschi endowed it with. Not everyone knows, however, that the symbolic building of Florence has a very troubled history, which lasted almost 600...

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