Tag: exhibitions

San Gimignano’s ‘900. Una Donazione

February 25, 2015

Need a break from the medieval and Renaissance religious icons at churches and museums? Then head to San Gimignano, one of the most representative villages of Medieval architecture in Tuscany to discover contemporary works of art. San Gimignano surprisingly has attracted many contemporary artists over the last half-century and now is home to the Gallery…

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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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The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years of Pintoricchio

September 12, 2014

This past weekend opened the new exhibition at the Pinacoteca in San Gimignano entitled¬†“PINTORICCHIO – The Altarpiece of The Assumption of the Virgin of San Gimignano and the Sienese Years“. The show is dedicated to the famous painter Bernardino di Betto Betti from Perugia, better known with his nickname Pinturicchio (often also spelled Pintoricchio). The…

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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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Music at the Museum in San Gimignano and Pienza

July 3, 2014

If you’re in the enchanting San Gimignano or the magnificent Pienza this July through early August, I recommend a special evening enjoying “Music at the Museum“! In San Gimignano, the initiative is taking place within the suggestive museum center that hosts the Archaeological Museum, Gallery of Modern Art and Spezieria di Santa Fina while in…

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Exploring the Origins of Wine

July 2, 2014

Do you love wine? Would you like to know more about its origins in Europe? A very interesting exhibit is currently hosted at the Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza called VINUM NOSTRUM which explores the “art, science and myths of wine in ancient Mediterranean cultures” and brings to our attention the cultutal as well as religious…

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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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