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A crisp Autumn in Florence

A crisp Autumn in Florence

Do no miss this crisp Autumn in Florence with three exhibitions. Next October 6th (until January 24th 2021) at the Pitti Palace "Wright of Derby. Science and art" The painting on shown is "Experiment on a bird inside a pneumatic pump" of 1768, shown in Italy for the first ... More

Artigianato e  Palazzo (Artisanate and  Palace)

Artigianato e Palazzo (Artisanate and Palace)

The XXVI edition of Artigianato e Palazzo (Artisans and Palace) will have a new selection of 90 artisans belonging to the Italian excellence, pointing out the new generation. A path among potters, glass grinders, silver and gold smiths, wooden carvers, luthiers, taylors, semi-precious stone ... More


Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Do you know how many works by Michelangelo (Buonarroti) are preseved in Florence? They are almost 30, without considering the over 200 drawings hosted in Casa Buonarroti Museum. Most of these masterpieces are statues, relieves and some bozzetti. Tha statues are very famous: the David, the Saint ... More

The wolves by Liu Ruowand in Florence

The wolves by Liu Ruowand in Florence

In the Florentine squares of Pitti and SS. Annunziata an open air installation by the chinese artist Liu Ruowang will be visible until November 2nd 2020. It is a herd of one hundred iron wolves, 280 kg each, which represents an allegory of nature answers to human devastations and ... More


Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

The American Cemetery of Florence is one of the 14 places in beyond the ocean countries chosen by the American Battle Monuments Commission to host the remains of soldiers died abroad. It is located in a place freely given by the Italian Government to the United States of America to bury some ... More


Miracle stories

Miracle stories

Today I tell you a story about two eucharistical miracles. In the district of Santa Croce, in Florence there is a very old church called Saint Ambrose. The name is probably referred to the passage of Ambrose, bishop of Milan (later St. Ambrose) in the far IV century. The church was espanded ... More

A curious story

A curious story

Today I want to tell you a story about the ancient Florence. Please follow me. Two steps away from the Signoria square and the Ponte Vecchio, there is the Loggia of the New Market, or more commonly called the Loggia of the Porcellino. During the day the loggia and the nearby area are ... More


Florence during Covid-19

Florence during Covid-19

The city is the same and no more the same. It is the same because the buildings, the monuments, the masterpieces are still there, but it is no more the same because its richness is no more enjoyable as before. The user (either a citizen, or a tourist, or a traveller), the person who, walking ... More

Florence and its beauty

Florence and its beauty

Florence is still desert, but it will be back to tourists soon. In the meanwhile we can take advantage of this strange atmosfere to appreciate places and monuments usually invaded by the crowd. This is the matter of the Loggia del Porcellino (literally little pig). The name of the Loggia is due ... More