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Street Art in Florence - Faces in Le Cure railway underpass

In Florence, one of the most important places dedicated to Street Art is the underpass of the Florence-Rome railway, which connects the center with Le Cure district. A kind of museum that is in continuous transformation, worth a visit for lovers of murals who come to Florence. Of the vast...

Beyond the Renaissance in Florence - The new Palace of Justice, the construction

Leonardo Ricci died in 1994, construction began in 2000 and the work was inaugurated in 2012.It is the second largest Palace of Justice in Italy, after the one in Turin, covers 3 hectares of land and has a useful area of ​​126,000 square meters. The measurements are: 230 m by...

Beyond the Renaissance in Florence - The new Palace of Justice, the project

In 1988 Leonardo Ricci presented the preliminary project alone, but many ideas, elaborated with Michelucci and contained in the beautiful sketches preserved in the Michelucci Foundation in Fiesole, are maintained:- The circular square in front of the entrance, also equipped with a "reflecting pool", a large body of water to...

Beyond the Renaissance in Florence - The New Palace of Justice, when the story began

The New Palace of Justice is the most demanding, spectacular and interesting work of recent decades. And of course it was a source of endless controversy, like everything in Florence.The need to bring together the judicial functions dates back to 1867, at the time of Florence Capital (1865 - 1870)....

The gardens of Florence - The Remembrance Park of San Miniato a Monte

The cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens) has been part of the Tuscan landscape for millennia, particularly in the provinces of Florence and Siena, together with the olive tree and the vine. Originary of Iran, it thrived in the Mediterranean because it loves a hot and dry climate. Very hardy, it can live...

An island in the city: the English Cemetery of Florence

Is it possible to find an oasis of peace and quiet right in the middle of the city traffic? In Florence, you can. If you venture outside the historical center, in Piazza Donatello, you will find the English Cemetery. Originally called Protestant Cemetery of Porta a Pinti, it was renamed...

Beyond Renaissance in Florence - La Fontana delle Boccacce

Le Cascine Park, the largest in Florence, was built in 1563 as a hunting reserve and agricultural farm of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici. The name Le Cascine derives from the ancient Tuscan word "cascio", from cacio, meaning cheese. The cascio was the place where cows were milked and cheeses were processed. “Cascino” was...

Street Art in Florence - Eusebeia, the respect for others and for ourselves

On 10 December 2020 the Tuscany Region inaugurated the 24th Edition of the Human Rights Meeting, entitled Peace, justice and solid institutions. This date recalls the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Of course this year, given Covid-19, the ceremony...

Manga: from the origins to the present day

In Italy as in many other Western countries, comics are still considered by most to be a product for children, as we are used to the fact that storytelling with pictures is found in fairy tales and children’s books. In particular the Japanese manga, that uses images often consisting of...

Street Art in Florence - The blue angel and the red skull

A very long wall along the railway, entirely painted with tags, writers' signatures, many extremely complex and imaginative. Few figures emerge from the chromatic interweaving of the tags, two are particularly interesting.The first is a blue angel. He is represented as a beardless young man with long hair, half naked,...

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