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LIVE: The Restoration of Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza della Signoria

May 2, 2017

Last February, the restoration on the Fontana del Nettuno or Neptune’s Fountain located in Piazza della Signoria finally began. The large fountain, noted both for its majestic architecture and for its position, is an interesting site to behold for tourists. We can only imagine, the disappointment one feels when they see the metallic cage that…

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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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Celebrating Women on March 8th

March 7, 2017

Many museums in Florence will be celebrating Women’s International Day on March 8th by giving all women free entry to visit their marvelous collections! This will include the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Medici Chapels, the Bargello National Museum and Palazzo Davanzati as far as the state museums go, while all city museums will…

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Restoration of Plautilla Nelli: TheFirstLast in Florence Tuscany

Plautilla Nelli: #TheFirstLast

March 4, 2017

Female Artist, from the 1500’s… Not ringing any bells? At one time, she was a household name in Florence, a powerhouse of energy and passion, and one of the principle breadwinners for her convent. Still nothing? This is what the Florence-based non-profit “Advancing Women Artists Foundation” (AWA) want you to help them change. The restoration of Plautilla Nelli’s…

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Restoration of Plautilla Nelli: TheFirstLast in Florence Tuscany

Plautilla Nelli: #TheFirstLast

Female Artist, from the 1500’s… Not ringing any bells? At one time, she was a household name in Florence, a powerhouse of energy and passion, and one of the principle breadwinners for her convent. Still nothing? This is what the Florence-based non-profit “Advancing Women Artists Foundation” (AWA) want you to help them change. The restoration of Plautilla Nelli’s…

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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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The Changing of the Guards in Florence

February 2, 2017

Flourish and fanfare in the city center translate into a Historic Pageant and the Changing of the Guards on Sunday February 5th.   The stories and legends that surround Calcio Storico also lay the grounds for one of the major events this February in the city center of Florence: the mounting of the guard at Palazzo Vecchio. As you visit…

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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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