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8 Days of Special Events during the Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week in Florence

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

In these days in Florence are taking place a lot of events dedicated to culture, quality of life and economy, organized during the Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week – Florence 2012 that lasts from November 3rd to November 11th.

Florence 2012 proposes a rich program full of meetings and events: conferences and keynotes with International speakers, but also music and art installations. The arguments are art, culture and handicraft in Florence, in Italy, but also in Europe.

Registration is needed to participate in some events, you can read all the details here.

If you are in Florence in the next few days, do not miss the fascinating art installations in Piazza San Giovanni and in Piazza Santa Croce and the exposition of the three Crucifixes in the Baptistery.

Piazza San Giovanni hosts the urban installation called “The olive garden“, made with 70 plants olive trees arranged in a checkerboard around the Baptistery.

In Piazza Santa Croce the artist Mimmo Paladino has set up a giant Cross by placing huge blocks of marble in the large square in front of the Church of Santa Croce.

Until Sunday 11th in the Baptistery of Florence you can see “Mysterium Crucis – The Mystery of the Cross“. This events consists in the exposition of three wonderful Crucifixes, one by Brunelleschi (from Santa Maria Novella Church), one by Donatello (from the Church of Santa Croce) and the other by Michelangelo (from the Basilica of the Holy Spirit ) which are exceptionally put together inside the Baptistery during the Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week.
It’s a unique opportunity that you really can’t miss!

For other details, visit the official website: Florence 2012.

November in Tuscany: 5 exhibitions you can’t miss

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The 1st of November in Italy is a festivity day as we celebrate “All Saints” (Ognissanti).
Schools, offices, factories, shops etc. are generally closed but not main museums and tourist attractions (or services).

This would be a good occasion to visit a city of art and Tuscany is the perfect place where to find them!

So if you’re planning to be in Tuscany this week (October 29th- Nov 4), we’ve prepared a short list of 5 great exhibitions that you really can’t miss.
Note that some exhibitions will end on the next weekend, so this is your last chance to see them!

In Florence

Marilyn – Ferragamo Museum

Fifty years after his death, the Ferragamo Museum in Florence tributes Marilyn Monroe with the exhibition “Marilyn“, which runs until 28 January 2013.
The myth of Marilyn lives again through her dream dresses, shoes, items and famous shots shown in this exhibition set up in the magnificent Palazzo Spini Feroni in the heart of Florence.
The entry ticket costs € 5.

Gleam of Gold – Uffizi Gallery

Until November 4th you can visit the exhibition “Gleam of Gold” dedicated to the International Gothic, set up inside the Uffizi Gallery.
The exhibition focuses on the artistic period between 1375-1440 often known as “gothic style”.
The ticket price is € 11 and includes the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery.
Is to be expected a lot of tourists during this days of festivity so it’s highly recommended to buy the tickets in advance.
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San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca and More: Do not miss these this Weekend

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Battle of the Bridge in Pisa

This summer “under the Tuscan sun” has barely started and it is already very “hot” both as far as weather forecasts goes but also for the the numerous, quality events scheduled around the region every weekend.

Wherever you are this upcoming weekend, you’re surely find some interesting events and things to do, both in the bigger cities as well as the smaller villages.

If you’re looking at what’s on to plan the next few days of your Tuscan holiday, here are some of the best events we’ve selected for you to consider:

Palio della Vittoria in Anghiari

This Friday, June 29th the little village of Anghiari, near Arezzo will live a special feast day.
The local community celebrate the anniversary of the important Battle of Anghiari (maybe you’ve heard of the famous Leonardo da Vinci fresco in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence?) which took place in 1440.
From early in the morning, the narrow streets of Anghiari’s center will host “the trades of the past”, with archers and crossbowmen at disposal to anyone who wants to learn archery, crossbow or the art of swords.
At 6pm the ceremony of the Palio della Vittoria gets off to a start, consisting in a hard uphill run that will start around 8pm from the Cappella della Vittoria (Victory Chapel).
If you are curious to know something more about the Battle of Anghiari, read here.

Read about all the best destinations for the next weekend »

The Tapestry Gallery at the Uffizi

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

For the first time after 25 years, 17 masterpieces of tapestries chosen among 8 collections have returned to their place of origin for an exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery.

In 1987, the Uffizi lost a part of its most important collections due to problems with the conservation of the tapestries: the light, dust and tensile stress deteriorate those artworks rapidly and the colors fade day after day. For this reason the collection has been kept for many years in a room appropriate for its conservation, waiting for the opening of dedicated rooms equipped with ideal lighting and air-conditioning systems on the ground floor of the Gallery.

In this temporary exhibition, you can admire a series of works which illustrate and recount, better than any history book, the opulence and magnificence of the European courts during the Renaissance and about the story of the Passion of Christ.
Learn more about the Exhibition>>