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The restoration of the Northern door of the florentine Baptistery

The restoration of the Northern door of the florentine Baptistery

The Institute for Restoratione of the Opificio delle Pietre dure of Florence is restoring the Porta Nord (the Northern Gate) of the Baptistery. The restorators have just discovered that the bronze door, cast by Lorenzo Ghiberti at the beginning of Renaissance, is a guilded door as well as the most ... More

Tha Rape of the Sabine women moves away

Tha Rape of the Sabine women moves away

The Rape of the Sabine women, the famous group carved by Jean de Boulogne and displayed under the Loggia of the Signoria Square in Florence, might be moved into the Uffizi Gallery for preservation porpouses. The marble, as the recent restoration made a few years ago has pointed out, under the ... More


Impressionists in Florence

Impressionists in Florence

Twelve masterpieces of the Impressionists from the Musee d’Orsay of Paris are visible until January 5 2014 at the Modern Art Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence.The exhibition is divided in two sections: En plein air dedicated to the landscape and the relationship with the light and its ... More

Mattia Corvino and Florence

Mattia Corvino and Florence

In Florence at the Museo di San Marco the exhibition dedicated to Mattia Corvino, the king of Hungary influenced by the Florentine Renaissance: Mattia Corvino and Florence. Art and Humanism at the court of the king of Hungary. The location of the exhibit is the splendid Library of the Domenicans, ... More


Russian avant-guard at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

Russian avant-guard at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

Since September 27 at the Strozzi Palace in Florence the exhibition Russian avant-guard, the Siberia and the East. Kandisky, Malevič, Filonov, Gončarov.It is the first International exhibit showing the importance of eastern and euroasiatic sources in Russian Modernism. Neolithic stone ... More

One night at the Museum

One night at the Museum

Since Saturday July 27 2013 and every last Saturday of the month until December 2013, State museums in Italy will be opened by night from 8:00 pm until Midnight. Take advantage of this great opportunity: reserve a private tour avoiding the daily crowd and enjoying the masterpieces with your ... More


FIRENZE  CARD

FIRENZE CARD

The FIRENZE CARD is a pass which can be purchased on line, or directly in Florence ( At the ticket Office of the Palazzo della Signoria, at the Information point of the Duomo c/° Museo del Bigallo, or at the Information point of Santa Maria Novella in front of the main train station of ... More

Ash  statues at the Belvedere of Florence

Ash statues at the Belvedere of Florence

The just reopened Forte di Belvedere in Florence hosts the exhibition “The Soul and the Material” (l’Anima e la Materia), the most important exhibit of the Chinese artist Zhang Huan. As the name of the show suggests, the material is the peculiarity of the artist who mixed metal, ... More


Ivory collection at the Pitti Palace

Ivory collection at the Pitti Palace

From the 16 of July until the 3rd of November the Pitti Palace in Florence houses the exhibition dedicated to the Medici collection of ivory objects: “Diafane passioni” (Diaphanous passions). The first collector was Ferdinando I de’ Medici (1549 -1609) who started one of the most ... More

Medici villas included in Unesco World Heritage

Medici villas included in Unesco World Heritage

The Unesco Comittee of evaluation, meeting in these days in Cambogia, has decided to include in the list of the Unesco World Heritage two Renaissance gardens and twelve villas in Tuscany. The gradens are: the Boboli garden and the Pratolino garden. Among the villas, very many were Medici ... More