Tag: Florence

Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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Tuscany: Lights, Camera, Action

October 17, 2017

Providing Inspiration & Landscapes A year after the grand opening of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” and just a little over a week after the 30 year anniversary of  “A Room with a View”, Florence and Tuscany are keeping the big screen curtains open.  This year they are playing host to the filming of two new dramatic…

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Tuscan Train Alert

August 7, 2017

Counting on the train to get around? Great! The train is an excellent way to cruise through the countryside in a state of total tranquility! And did you know that Tuscany has one of the best records for keeping its trains on time! However, in the summer the trains are generally pushed to their limits accommodating…

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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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A New Free Itinerary at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

August 12, 2016

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence has just inaugurated a new itinerary which winds its way through the fragrant orange trees found within its walls. It is a only short path but it will allow everyone free access to admire Michelozzo’s courtyard (also known as the Courtyard of the Columns) and the gardens in the palace….

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Uffizi Live: Tuesday Evenings at the Museum

July 5, 2016

Up until September 27th, the Uffizi Gallery has organized longer openings hours every Tuesday and is holding a Festival of the Performing Arts on these Tuesdays under the name of “Uffizi Live“. The summer festival is a mix of artistic events that include theater, dance and musical shows and concerts within the Uffizi’s rooms between…

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A McDonald’s Right Next to the Duomo?

June 23, 2016

This week the media and public have learned that the City of Florence has been in talks with the international fast-food chain McDonald’s for a new branch opening right in Piazza Duomo, on the northern side of the cathedral. An uproar has risen on social media, while the city’s mayor, Dario Nardella, has spoken publicly…

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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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The big day of the new Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence has arrived

October 26, 2015

Last Wednesday we took part in the exciting presentation of the new Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence, which will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 29. After 3 years of resting behind closed doors, both the general public and the “insiders” are nursing high expectations for the reopening of the museum…

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