Tag: Florence

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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When the World Answered

October 20, 2015

World Premier Showing in Florence A must see for those visiting Florence on Tuesday the 20th of October, a short film documentary in the historic Palazzo dello Strozzino located close to Piazza Republica.  A one time showing at 6:30 pm of a 30 minute film that documents the historic flood of 1966 which covered the city of art in…

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The Middle Ages on the Road

March 27, 2015

Whether you’re attracted by the Medieval period or not, the special exhibit that just opened at the Bargello last week will likely make you rethink your interest. Since living in Tuscany, I’ve found the Middle Ages to be a fascinating time in history. The signs of that period still evident in Tuscany (just think of…

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Gerrit van Honthorst at the Uffizi Gallery

February 27, 2015

The first exhibit of Florence’s rich program “Art for a Year” recently opened at the Uffizi Gallery and I had a chance to go see it on the first day. Gerrit van Honthorst, known as Gherardo delle Notti in Italy, was a Dutch Golden Age painter with the exhibit centered around his time in Italy…

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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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Seen Up Close: Works of Art Explained by an Expert

December 19, 2012

There are still a few more days where visitors to the Palatine Gallery, Modern Art and Silver Museum at the Palazzo Pitti and at the Medici Villa della Petraia will have the opportunity to study a famous work of art “up close” with an expert. Right in front of the work of art an expert…

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Wine Town 2012: Taste Florence, Discovering its Palaces & Hidden Corners

September 13, 2012

WineTown is back in Florence for the third edition of one of the most important event about Italian quality wine. September 21st and 22nd are the save-the-date days you cannot miss if you want to taste the great wines the major tuscan producers will present at WineTown 2012. The event is made up of wine-tasting,…

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First time to Tuscany? Top 5 Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss!

July 31, 2012

Tuscany is a land rich in landscapes to discover and splendid cities to savor. In some of them, you might get away with stopping for just a few hours but, in others, we definitely recommend staying longer to more completely enjoy their beauty. If you are planning your first experience in Tuscany, we offer a…

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