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The Laurentian Library

Built in a cloister of the Basilica of San Lorenzo there is one of Florence’s invaluable treasures: The Medicean-Laurentian Library. The complex was designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1519 for the cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII. Michelangelo supervised the works in person until 1534, when...

Salidas: el fresco de la estación de Santa Maria Novella en Florencia

Aproximadamente 60.000 personas pasan por la estación de Santa Maria Novella en Florencia cada año, pero no todos notan el enorme fresco de 25 metros colocado en la pared sur de la gran sala de llegadas y salidas. Una obra creada con una técnica milenaria, por la que el arte...

Grottesca: an extravagant ancient Rome decorative art rediscovered

The grottesca (or grotesque, from the italian grotta, cave) is a wall decoration characterized by a multitude of hybrid creatures, and zoomorphic figures depicted within a symmetrical decoration with naturalistic elements. The decoration appears airy and light thanks to the slender style of the figures. In Florence we have very...

Street Art en Florencia - Open Mind de RAME 13 en el Parque de Anconella

Il Festival dei Diritti es un evento anual, nacido en Florencia en 2017 y gestionado por el Ayuntamiento de Florencia junto con organizaciones y asociaciones sociales y culturales. Ofrece un rico programa de talleres, películas, eventos musicales, momentos deportivos y debates, todas iniciativas que deben servir para dar información y...

El Cinema Odeon y su historia

Si se han transferido desde un país extranjero, o son cinéfilos que prefieren ver las películas en lengua original, hay un lugar en Florencia a donde pueden ir para pasar una tarde en el cine, el cinema Odeon en Piazza Strozzi. Este cine histórico, situado en el corazón de Florencia,...

Jeff Koons.Shine in Florence

The series of exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art at Palazzo Strozzi continues, this time it is the turn of the very famous Jeff Koons, who had already been in Florence in 2015 with the much discussed golden sculpture Pluto and Proserpina, displayed in front of Palazzo Vecchio. Jeff Koons. Shine...

Más allá del Renacimiento en Florencia - El barrio de Sorgane

For those interested in architecture, Sorgane is a district of Florence definitely worth visiting. In 1957 it was decided to build here a satellite city of public housing, a very ambitious project. Initially designed for 12,000 inhabitants, the project is entrusted to a group of young architects coordinated by Giovanni...

Recipes of the tradition: Schiacciata con l'uva

Tuscany is particularly beautiful at this time of the year. The days are getting cooler, the leaves slowly begin to change color and the warm and genuine dishes of Tuscan cuisine return to delight us. Furthermore, the harvest took place and produced, in addition to the grapes for the famous...

El Barrio de Le Cure de Michelangelo al Street Art

Cada ciudad tiene lugares dedicados al Street Art y tolerados por las autoridades. En Florencia, uno de los más importantes es el paso subterráneo bajo el ferrocarril Florencia - Roma, que conecta el centro con el distrito de Le Cure. Una especie de museo, siempre en transformación, digno de ver...

Vasari's Loggia del Pesce: a troubled history

The fish market was once located in today's Lungarno degli Archibugieri, then Piazza del Pesce, right next to Ponte Vecchio. In 1565, on the occasion of the marriage between the son of Grand Duke Cosimo I, Francesco, and the Archduchess of Austria Giovanna of Austria, the famous Vasari Corridor was...

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