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The dream in Renaissance

The dream in Renaissance

At the Palatina Gallery of the Pitti Palace of Florence an original exhibition called The dream in Renaissance (Il sogno nel Rinascimento). The exhibit is divided in several sections, among them the Night, with its complex symbology, The vacancy of soul, which points out works tied to the dream and ... More

Dan Brown's Inferno

Dan Brown's Inferno

The location of Dan Brown’s last book Inferno is Florence. Robert Langdon, wakes up in a hospital bed, but not in the Massachusetts General Hospital, near his Cambridge, on the contrary the professor of Symbology at the Harvard University sees from his window the tower of the Signoria Palace ... More


Artisans at the  Corsini  Garden

Artisans at the Corsini Garden

From May 16 until May 19 2013 in Florence is opening the XIX edition of Artigianato e Palazzo (Craftsmanship and Palace): the best of Florentine, Italian and European Craftsmanship in the splendid Corsini Garden at Villa Corsini al Prato. More than one hundred artisans will receive thousands ... More

Luxury and elegance at the Argenti Museum

Luxury and elegance at the Argenti Museum

In Florence at the Museo degli Argenti of the Pitti Palace a nice exhibition is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the collection of the Museum of the Porcelain: Luxury and Elegance. The French porcelain at court and the Ginori manufacturing. Until June 23 2013. The exhibit shows pieces belonging ... More


Important news for the Bargello Museum

Important news for the Bargello Museum

On the occasion of the showing of the just restored french-flemish tapestry of the Carrand Collection, the Bargello Museum of Florence changes its timetable. Until August 18 2013 the museum will be opened everyday, including Sundays and Mondays, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm. It is an extraordinary ... More

The Medici Chapels celebrates Leo X

The Medici Chapels celebrates Leo X

The Medici Chapels celebrates the fifth centenary of Leo X’s election with an exhibition : In the Medici splendor. Pope Leo X and Florence. Giovanni de’ Medici, second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent was elected pope as Leo X in 1513. The exhibit shows different moments of his life: his ... More


The treasure of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital

The treasure of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital

In Florence there is the oldest hospital in the world: Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova, founded in 1288 by Folco Portinari, whose daughter Beatrice inspired Dante’s Divine Comedy. The building, still a hospital, is composed of several reinassance cloisters and at the moment is under an ... More

From Boldini to De Pisis

From Boldini to De Pisis

Until May 19 2013 in Florence the exhibition Da Boldini a De Pisis – Florence shows the masterpieces from Ferrara. The exhibit has two different locations: the Modern Art Gallery in the Pitti Palace and the Villa Bardini. At the Villa Bardini 26 works between the end of the XIX century and ... More


Springtime in Florence

Springtime in Florence

A rich Springtime is waiting for you in Florence, with wonderful exhibitions inside the most prestigious museums of the city. In May (May 21 2013 - September 15 2013) at the Palatina Gallery of the Pitti Palace an exhibit dedicated to the subject of dream in Renaissance. Dreams, visions and ... More

The Sprigtime of Renaissance at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

The Sprigtime of Renaissance at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

From March 23 2013 until August 18 2013 at the Strozzi Palace of Florence the exhibition The Springtime of the Renaissance. Sculpture and arts in Florence 1400 – 1460. The exhibit wants to show, mainly through the sculpture, the genesis of what we call the miracle of the Renaissance in ... More