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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,...

The Explosion of the Cart in Florence

The "Scoppio del Carro" (Explosion of the Cart), is an event that takes place every year on Easter Sunday, and it dates back to the first Crusade. Legend has it that the first to climb the Jerusalem walls was a Florentine named Pazzino, member of the noble Pazzi family. He...

Beyond Renaissance in Florence - The Nuovo Archivio di Stato, an endless controversy

The Florentines are famous for being polemical and disagree on everything, since the time of Guelphs and Ghibellines. This side of the citizen character has historically been very negative because many initiatives end up in nothing due to discussions and disputes and, if they are successful, they still leave a...

Street Art in Florence - Skim's fish, a threatening warning

The San Donato Park, on the northern outskirts of the city, also houses a large underground car park. Here, the Municipality of Florence in accord with the District Council 5, decided to have important and well-known writers paint high quality murals on the maintenance and aeration sheds. Two were inaugurated...

The Wound at Palazzo Strozzi

Once again, Palazzo Strozzi decided to donate to the public an artwork that is visible from the outside, in compliance with anti-contagion regulations, an installation that can be enjoyed by anyone crossing Piazza degli Strozzi. JR, one of the most famous contemporary artists in the world, is the author of...

Street Art in Florence - Mr Wany, abandoned on the sidewalk

Another work by Andrea Sergio, known as Mr Wany, painted in 2017 on the wall of the Mazzoni Elementary School in via Enrico Mayer, as part of the program of the City Council of Florence to promote Street Art among the very young. Unlike the previous one, The Metal Girl,...

Recipes of the tradition: Florentine Lenten Biscuits

In the period of Lent (Quaresima in italian), that is from Ash Wednesday until Holy Thursday, in all Florentine pastry shops we find Biscotti Quaresimali, Lenten biscuits: typical cocoa biscuits connected to the period of abstinence from animal-derived foods imposed by the Christian tradition, in respect of the days of...

Street Art in Florence - Save the Planet, especially the sea

Here is a large and spectacular “fresco” from the Varlungo Viaduct, measuring at least 10 x 3 meters. The subject is clearly the sea with its creatures, the sea polluted by humans and their waste. Four large figures are presented swimming in their element: an octopus, a shark, a sea...

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