Tag: art

2016 in Review: Top Articles you might have missed

December 28, 2016

2016 has been a busy year for our Discover Tuscany team! We’ve written many new articles and updated others, always with the objective to offer the best information you need to plan your trip to Tuscany. We started the year with a new site layout which makes it easier to navigate the vast amount of information…

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Saving the Cultural Heritage of a Nation

December 26, 2016

New exhibition space opens at the Uffizi Gallery this December with a special exhibit dedicated to recovered stolen works of art For Italy, its history and cultural identity is intrinsically tied to its art. Have you ever considered what Rome would be like without its classical works from the Roman Empire? How about Florence without…

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Pistoia: the city to visit in Tuscany in 2017

Pistoia: The 2017 Italian Capital of Culture

December 22, 2016

The city of Pistoia was awarded the prestige of Italian Capital of Culture for 2017. With a calendar packed full of theater, music, art, and activities, Pistoia is gearing up for a full year of cultural enrichment. The program includes renovating historic monuments to create space for exhibits and will be featuring events showcasing local, Italian and…

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Women Artists in Florence: Spotlight on Adriana Pincherle

May 16, 2016

If you’ve been to Florence before and wondered where all of the artwork made by WOMEN over the last few centuries is at, you’re not the first one. We are hard pressed to name any well-known female artist from the Renaissance beyond Artemisia Gentileschi (this is one of her most well-known works housed at the…

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A Dream of Contemporary Art

January 13, 2015

We have highlighted some of this artist’s work before, sharing his “mash-up” creations on our Instagram and Facebook. His name is Andrea, known as “@pomo_fi” on Instagram, and you can get a chance to see some of his incredible unique works of contemporary art for a few more days at the Merlino Bottega d’Arte at…

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Art for a Year: Firenze 2015, Un Anno ad Arte

December 23, 2014

A new year is almost here, a new year of more art than you knew existed in Florence to discover! Florence is home to priceless treasures and masterpieces and you’re likely already including several in your itinerary. In addition to a museum’s permanent collection, most of the major state museums in Florence organize major temporary…

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Picasso and Spanish Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

October 20, 2014

One of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso, is the protagonist of an interesting exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. The exhibition, entitled “Picasso and Spanish Modernity”, offers the opportunity to see up close some significant works of Picasso and other Spanish contemporary artists associated with him, mostly from the famous Museo…

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A “Plant” Perspective at the Forte Belvedere & Boboli

August 29, 2014

If you want to view incredible views of Florence during this summer and fall with the added plus of great outdoor art, I recommend you add Forte Belvedere to your itinerary. The Forte Belvedere – and Boboli Gardens too – are currently hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the international artist Giuseppe Penone (who just…

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Pavement of Siena’s Cathedral is Completely Viewable Until October 27

July 18, 2013

The floor of the Cathedral of Siena, the “most beautiful…, grand and magnificent“, as defined by Vasari as he admired it, will be completely visible from August 18 to October 27, 2013. The floor of the cathedral is truly amazing and the possibility to admire it in all its glory is worth alone the trip…

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