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Feasts and Banquets at the Stibbert Museum

We have said it before; the Stibbert Museum is a very unique place to visit. It probably won’t make your top 5 list of places to see in Florence, but that’s just because you don’t know what you’re missing! Once the home of possibly the most eccentric man in town,...

Pang Maokun at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

"Attualità nel passato. La pittura colta di Pang Maokun"at Palazzo Medici Riccardi puts on display the works of one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, currently holding the role of Rector at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. The display, first solo exhibition of Pang Maokun in Italy, presents...

Cinema under the stars in Florence

Summer nights in Florence can be very hot, too hot to stay home watching a movie. So why not take your movie night outside? Here is a list of outdoor cinemas in Florence that might intrest you. First one on our list is Apriti Cinema, the summer cinema arena in...

Steve McCurry's icons on display in Florence

Until September 16th Villa Bardini will host the exhibition dedicated to one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography: Steve McCurry. The retrospective entitled "Icons", counts 100 shots with which McCurry has immortalized the history of our times, made of war, poverty, sufferings but also a great deal of emotion,...

"GONG" by Eliseo Mattiacci at the Forte Belvedere

After Giuseppe Penone, Antony Gormley, Jan Fabre, and the Ytalia exhibition, this year is the turn of Gong, retrospective dedicated to Eliseo Mattiacci, one of the pioneers of Italian avant-garde of the 70’s, to occupy the battlements of the Forte Belvedere. An exponent of Arte Povera who distinguisghed himself from...

A New Flight to Solaris takes off from the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation!

New Flight to Solaris, which opened this week, is the new exhibition at the Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli in Florence that takes inspiration from the work of the Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky. This is the first international exhibition of Moscow’s AZ Museum, the Soviet museum named after Anatoly Zverev, the main...

Pigments in Art

Red, black, brown, white and ochre were part of the color palette artists used in cave paintings. The first pigments, invented about 40,000 years ago, were a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk, but since then, the number of colors available to the artists has continued to...

Santa Maria Novella unveiled

The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Florence as well as one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Tuscany, and yet, it is too often neglected by tourists, drawn to more famous places of interest. Do not make this mistake. You...

I Mondi di Calder at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts the new exhibition "I mondi di Calder", curated by Gianluca Marziani, curator and artistic director of Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto. An exhibition dedicated to the American artist, who was particularly attached to the city of Spoleto. Here he spent some periods of his life...

A thousand years of San Miniato al Monte

The Abbey of San Miniato al Monte has just celebrated a thousand years since its foundation! The church was built in honor of St. Miniato, the first martyr of Florence. He was allegedly an Armenian prince who was passing through Florence around the year 250. After refusing to venerate the...

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