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The pyramid of the Cascine Park

24-08-2018

Between a dive in the Pavoniere swimming pool and a stroll at the Cascine Park, a very peculiar structure might have caught your eye, looking quite out of place along the avenue: a pyramid. That’s right.
What on earth is a pyramid doing in Florence, you may ask. Well,...

August: Chiuso per Ferie

19-08-2018

Being on visit in Florence in August has its downsides. You will find yourselves walking the almost deserted city streets looking for a bar, restaurant or grocery shop that does not show the sign "chiuso per ferie" (closed for the holidays).
That’s because most of the Florentines - the...

The fountains of Florence

11-08-2018

Summer in Florence is unforgiving, and this year we are having a particularly nasty one. You will need to drink lots of water to keep hydrated while visiting the city, especially in order to survive the long lines outside the museums under the scorching sun! You don’t have to worry...

A trip out of town: Tarot Garden

20-07-2018

Florence is beautiful and you should dedicate to its museums and attractions as much of your time as possible when you come in visit; but so is the rest of Tuscany. You can find so many wonderful little cities scattered among our hills, so if you’ve been staying in Florence...

Tuscan summer recipes: Panzanella

15-07-2018

Eating well in the summer can be difficult when the heat makes you want to give up cooking on the stove, but there is a traditional Tuscan dish that will solve this problem and will also stimulate the most refined palates, despite its simplicity: it’s Panzanella!

A fresh and...

Feasts and Banquets at the Stibbert Museum

07-07-2018

We have said it before; the Stibbert Museum is a very unique place to visit. It probably won’t make your top 5 list of places to see in Florence, but that’s just because you don’t know what you’re missing!
Once the home of possibly the most...

Pang Maokun at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

29-06-2018

"Attualità nel passato. La pittura colta di Pang Maokun"at Palazzo Medici Riccardi puts on display the works of one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, currently holding the role of Rector at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.
The display, first solo exhibition of Pang Maokun in Italy,...

Cinema under the stars in Florence

22-06-2018

Summer nights in Florence can be very hot, too hot to stay home watching a movie. So why not take your movie night outside?
Here is a list of outdoor cinemas in Florence that might intrest you.

First one on our list is Apriti Cinema, the summer cinema...

Steve McCurry's icons on display in Florence

16-06-2018

Until September 16th Villa Bardini will host the exhibition dedicated to one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography: Steve McCurry.
The retrospective entitled "Icons", counts 100 shots with which McCurry has immortalized the history of our times, made of war, poverty, sufferings but also a great deal of...

"GONG" by Eliseo Mattiacci at the Forte Belvedere

08-06-2018

After Giuseppe Penone, Antony Gormley, Jan Fabre, and the Ytalia exhibition, this year is the turn of Gong, retrospective dedicated to Eliseo Mattiacci, one of the pioneers of Italian avant-garde of the 70’s, to occupy the battlements of the Forte Belvedere.
An exponent of Arte Povera who distinguisghed himself...

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