The Florence Experiment


The much anticipated Florence Experiment has finally opened to the public!
The project by Belgian artist Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso, taking place at Palazzo Strozzi, merges art and science in a unique and much fun experience.
It is not surprising that the two have decided to collaborate...

The new Modern Art Museum in Florence


A new modern art museum has opened in town: the Roberto Casamonti Collection. Art dealer Roberto Casamonti, developed a passion for art as a child and in the course of his life acquired a vast number of art works of exceptional value that he never placed on the market....

The Iris Garden


Florence is beautiful even in the rain, but when it shines under the spring sun it becomes something spectacular. It is then that you have to go out absolutely for a walk in the center, or along the bank of the river Arno or better still go to visit one...

The restoration of the Capponi Chapel


The restoration of the Capponi Chapel in the Santa Felicita Church, founded by the Friends of Florence Foundation, recently came to a close. The works, which lasted about a year, involved the entire architectural complex and the extraordinary works of art contained in it.
Visitors will now marvel at...

Inside Brunelleschi's Dome


Brunelleschi's dome, with its red tiled roof and white contrasting marble ribs, is one of the most distinctive architectures of Florence. Admired and known for its exterior appearance, it is actually an architectural masterpiece that is equally astonishing when viewed from the inside. Brunelleschi had left the interior of the...

Dawn of a Nation at Palazzo Strozzi


Last week at Palazzo Strozzi opened another great temporary show, Dawn of a Nation – from Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano. The exhibition curated by Luca Massimo Barbero gives us an insight on Italy after World War II.
Eighty works by Italian masters such as Renato Guttuso,...

What is the so alled Florence Syndrome?


Finding yourself in front of Florence’s breathtaking masterpieces such as the David of Michelangelo or Botticelli’s Primavera or even stepping inside the stunning Chapel of the Princes in San Lorenzo, can cause some serious dizziness. But what if what you felt was more than simple dizziness and excitement? What if...

MAF - Florence’s Museum of Archaeology


As of March 1, 2018, the Uffizi ticket allows free entry into Florence’s Museum of Archaeology (MAF), so now is your chance to go pay a visit to its wonderful collection of ancient manufacts.
The museum, located in piazza Santissima Annunziata, inaugurated in 1870 in the buildings...

The church with its bum in the Arno


Little known in Florence is the Church of San Jacopo Sopr'Arno, a structure of ancient origin built in Romanesque style. Dating back to the X-XI century, it gave its name to the borough that was built around it, Borgo San Jacopo, in the Florentine Oltrarno.
Giovanni Villani, Florentine historian...

Anna Maria Luisa de Medici's legacy


On the 18th of February Florence celebrates a very special woman, the one to whom we owe the salvaging of our art heritage: Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici, also known as the Electress Palatine.
Anna Maria was the daughter of Cosimo III and Margherita Luisa d'Orleans. Theirs was a...

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