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Enigma Pinocchio at Villa Bardini

15-11-2019

The protagonist of one of the most read books in the world becomes the protagonist of an exhibition at Villa Bardini titled Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle, open until March 22nd. Pinocchio, character born from the pen of Carlo Lorenzini, continues to fascinate us in his topicality, and has...

Ribollita: a symbol of Tuscan cusine

08-11-2019

Ribollita, along with with the steak, is a symbol of Tuscan cuisine. A thick and nutritious soup characterized by simple flavors and healthy ingredients, perfect for cold winter days. Already in the Middle Ages, it was the custom for the poorest families to prepare a vegetable-based soup on Fridays, since...

Florentine tortures

31-10-2019

The Bargello, today a museum that houses one of the most important Renaissance collections of sculptures in the world, as well as a vast collection dedicated to the applied arts, was originally built as a residence of the Potestà in the 13th century. Subsequently it housed the Otto di Guardia...

XII edition of the Florence Biennale at the Fortezza da Basso

04-10-2019

Every two years Florence promotes the talents of contemporary art though the Florence Biennale, opening this year on October 18th.The exhibition, in its XII edition, will be accompanied as always by a rich program of events such as conferences, exhibitions and performances.Over 470 artists and 200 designers will be present,...

Natalia Goncharova and the Advant-garde at palazzo Strozzi

28-09-2019

A year after Marina Abramovich, another woman becomes protagonist at Palazzo Strozzi: Natalia Goncharova, one of the main representatives of the Russian avant-garde, and first female artist to be established internationally. Versatile and talented woman, Natalia was a painter, costume designer, illustrator, graphic designer, scenographer, decorator, stylist, film actress and...

Caterina de Medici, a Florentine woman at the court of France

22-09-2019

Daughter of Lorenzo di Piero de Medici, Duke of Urbino, and nephew of Pope Leone X, Caterina de Medici could have only be destined for great things. Although she remained an orphan after her birth in 1519 and was placed in a convent at the age of eight; thanks to...

La Botanica di Leonardo in Florence

14-09-2019

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

24-08-2019

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

09-08-2019

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

02-08-2019

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...

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