Tag: art

The Terzo Giardino in Florence Tuscany

Terzo Giardino in the Florence City Center

July 31, 2017

An Intriguing Green Space Along the Arno River From a distance, or even when you are standing in the middle of it, this space along the embankment of the Arno River  appears to be a messy, unkept, swatch of land. And to a certain extent you are almost right…but as they say what is one…

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Summer Museums at Night

Summer Nights in Florence

June 21, 2017

Too hot to enjoy the city during the day? Then you should try spending your summer nights in Florence visiting the museums. Here are some Florence nightlife activities that will appeal to those looking to enrich their mind and appreciate the culturally rich atmosphere of this amazing city. Musart Festival (17 – 23 July) Where:…

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Leonardo’s “Adoration of the Magi” Returns to the Uffizi

March 22, 2017

After 6 years of restoration at the world-famous workshop Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi is making its return to the Uffizi Gallery next week! This is the perfect occasion to showcase the master’s work, the largest painting by Leonardo in existence, and the particulars that were discovered during restoration…

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Paying homage to the last Medici

February 16, 2017

This Saturday, February 18, the city of Florence celebrates the anniversary of the death of the last of the Medici, Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the Electress Palatine. On her death, Anna Maria bequeathed all of the Medici family’s artworks, jewels and more to the city of Florence – with the condition that it all…

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Romance in Florence: February 2017

9 Romantic Suggestions in Florence this February

January 30, 2017

February is the Month for Romance… And in a city where romance is practically taken for granted, sometimes you might need a little help or some pointers on how to make the most of the elements that are always present and some events which are new this year. If you are going to be spending…

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Vasari Corridor: just a sweet memory… at least until 2018

December 29, 2016

The Vasari Corridor, the famous walkway that unites the Uffizi Gallery with Palazzo Pitti, has been closed to the public since November 30th. The elevated passage was built by Giorgio Vasari, a celebrated architect , for the wedding of Francesco I de’ Medici to Giovanna d’ Austria in 1565. The corridor was the special method…

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Our Top Articles on Florence this 2016

December 28, 2016

We’re about to start 2017 so it comes naturally to look over the past year and see what has been done and accomplished as well as set new goals for the new year. So before moving forward, we look back at this past year happy and satisfied for all that we have accomplished (including the…

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Saving Italy’s Cultural Heritage

December 26, 2016

Celebrate the holidays and new year at the Uffizi with a visit to a unique exhibit in the brand new temporary exhibition spaces open just this last Monday. Have you ever considered how art has been used to celebrate power? Or as an object of conquest? From Napoleon to Hitler and right up to the…

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Merry Christmas from the Duomo of Florence

December 20, 2016

Visit the monuments around the Duomo in Florence at reduced rates this whole Winter If you’re in Florence this winter, take advantage of this special deal: the Grande Museo del Duomo has launched for the first time ever a special deal for tickets purchased ONLINE for visits between December 21, 2016 and March 21, 2017…

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String City: 14 hours of music across Florence

December 1, 2016

On one day only, this Saturday, December 3rd, the city will become the setting for string musical concerts, the first edition of the String City festival. From the Niccolini theater to the Marino Marini museum to the ex-prison Le Murate, the 40 concerts will bring guests to many cultural locations generally off-the-beaten path, as well…

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