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Black on Black at Villa Bardini

24-04-2017

Linked to the absence of light, black has always been associated with shadow, with secrets and misteries, with evil and sin, with emptyness and death.
This negative notion though, is often overturned when talking about art and especially fashion, in which it has played an important role. That's why...

An island in the city: the English Cemetery of Florence

17-04-2017

Is it possible to find an oasis of peace and quiet right in the middle of the city traffic?
In Florence, you can.
If you venture outside the historical center and head for Piazza Donatello, here you will find the English Cemetery. Originally called Protestant Cemetery of Porta a Pinti,...

The Explosion of the Cart in Florence

10-04-2017

The "Scoppio del Carro" (Explosion of the Cart), is an event that takes place every year on Easter Sunday, and it dates back to the first Crusade.
Legend has it that the first to climb the Jerusalem walls was a Florentine named Pazzino, member of the noble Pazzi family. He...

The Rose Garden: a little piece of heaven in Florence

03-04-2017

There is no better place to find inspiration for your art projects than in the Rose Garden, just under Piazzale Michelangelo.
This garden was created in 1865 by Giuseppe Poggi, who also designed the piazzale, and it houses a collection of about 400 varieties of roses, lemons, and other plants...

The Arch of Palmyra arrives in Florence!

27-03-2017

Previously put on display in London, New York and Dubai, a replica of the monumental Arch of Palmyra, has now been placed in Piazza Signoria.
It's one of the signs that Florence prepares for the G7 of Culture, that will be held in the city on March 30 and 31,...

ACROSS ART AND FASHION, Exhibition at the Ferragamo Museum

20-03-2017

The Across Art and Fashion exhibition is divided into 5 different venues: the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, the National Central Library of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, the Marino Marini Museum and the Textile Museum of Prato.

At the center of the entire project is the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. Here the display...

Curiosities of Florence: buchette del vino

13-03-2017

Walking down the streets of Florence you might have seen them...tiny arched shaped doors on the walls of buildings in the city center. Many wonder what they are, even some florentines don't know their history.
They are called "buchette del vino" (litterally "wine holes"), closed with little wooden doors and...

VISIONS FROM THE NORTH. ESTONIAN PAINTING FROM ENN KUNILA'S COLLECTION, 1910-1940

06-03-2017

The VISIONS FROM THE NORTH exhibition (Novecento Museum, 4 March 2017 - 21 May 2017), curated by art historian Eero Epner, will host for the first time in Florence, works from one of the largest private collections of contemporary northeastern European paintings.
The paintings from the Enn Kunila's collection trace...

Bill Viola, Electronic Renaissance

23-02-2017

Bill Viola comes to Florence. Palazzo Strozzi Foundation presents the new exhibition “Bill Viola, Electronic Renaissance”.
The exhibit wants to celebrate the master of contemporary video art. It lasts from March 10 to July 23 in Palazzo Strozzi.
Bill Viola’s works will animate the Piano Nobile and The Strozzina. The...

Artour - The O Must come back in Florence with the thirteenth edition

16-02-2017

Artour - O Il Must come back in Florence from 14th march to 20th march 2017.

Ninety artists will exhibit their works in exceptional locations around the city.

The old locations, Accademia delle Arti de del Disegno, l’officiane Profumo Farmaceutico di Santa Maria Novella, Villa Le Rondini will be added...

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