La Botanica di Leonardo in Florence


During the summer, strange structures appeared in Florentine squares: a dodecahedron in piazza della Signoria containing a mulberry tree, a hexahedron (or cube) in piazza Bambini di Beslan, a tetrahedron in Piazza Stazione and an icosahedron in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. They are part of the exhibition that has opened...

Photography and sculpture at Forte Belvedere: Massimo Listi and Davide Rivalta


Until October 20th, Forte Belvedere hosts two important Italian artists: Massimo Listri, with the exhibition A perfect day, and Davide Rivalta, with My land, in a project conceived by Sergio Risaliti, promoted by the Municipality of Florence and organized by Mus.e.   Massimo Listri, known worldwide for the conceptual and...

Shooting stars and the night of San Lorenzo


Everybody, point your eyes at the sky, the night of San Lorenzo is coming! A night, that of August 10, in which astronomy and religion intertwine, linked to a phenomenon that has fascinated mankind since ancient times. ANCIENT TIMES AND CHRISTIAN TRADITION The first observation of the Perseids dates back...

Contemporary art in Florence: Museo Novecento


It is wonderful to stroll down the streets of the historic center of Florence and enjoying the city from every point of view, but during the summer months, being able to bear the stifling heat that grips the Tuscan capital can be difficult. Fortunately, many are the museums where to...

Day Trip from Florence: Fiesole


Fiesole is the perfect destination for a day trip from Florence, easily reached from the city center by bus or car. The city was formed in the Hellenistic age (late 4th - early 3rd century BC), and became a typical Roman city towards the second half of the 1st century....

Ancient Florence: Badia Fiorentina


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?


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


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


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


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...