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Ghiberti's North Door

Ghiberti's North Door

After the most famous Gate of Paradise, even the other bronze door made by Lorenzo Ghiberti for the Baptistery of Florence will be restored. The North door was commissioned to Ghiberti in 1401 when the artist won the public competition for the first Renaissance bronze door of the building dedicated ... More

The cross by Mimmo Paladino

The cross by Mimmo Paladino

During Florens 2012 do not miss the magnificent cross by Mimmo Paladino in the Square of Santa Croce in Florence. Fiftyseven blocks of Carrara marble, some of them 5 metre high:the cross is 80 metre long, 45 metre wide. The installation will be visible only until November 11 2012, end of the ... More


Three crosses in the Bapstistery of Florence

Three crosses in the Bapstistery of Florence

Since November 2 2012 until November 11 2012 on the occasion of the event Florens 2012 (International Biennial Event of Cultural and Environmental Heritage) it will be possible seeing inside the Baptistery of Florence the show of three very famous wooden crucifixes, made by some of the most ... More

The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo on restauration

The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo on restauration

The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci is on restoration The famous painting, left unfinished by the great Leonardo, was commissioned to the painter in 1481 by the Monastery of San Donato a Scopeto. Preserved in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, the painting is recently kept under ... More


The Thirties. Arts in Italy beyond Fascism

The Thirties. Arts in Italy beyond Fascism

Do not miss the exhibition Anni Trenta. Arti in Italia oltre il Fascismo (The Thirties. Arts in Italy beyond Fascism) at the Strozzi Palace in Florence. Until January 27 2013. The exhibit shows the artistic ferment around the 1930' which retrieves and invents new styles and trends from ... More

The Gate of Paradise visible again

The Gate of Paradise visible again

Since September 8th, feast of the Cathedral of Florence, the famous Gate of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti is visible again after a 27 year restoration. The gilded bronze door, 5 metre high and 8 ton weight, is displayed in the Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence and it is now preserved under ... More


Reservations for the Uffizi Gallery and The Academy Gallery of Florence

Reservations for the Uffizi Gallery and The Academy Gallery of Florence

RESERVATION FOR THE UFFIZI GALLERY AND ACADEMY GALLERY OF FLORENCE You have two ways to make the reservation for these very attended museums of Florence: 1. By phone, dialing the number +39 055 294883 (which is the same number for reserving all the other State Museums in Florence) 2. ... More

TheNew Frontier. History and Culture of native Americans

TheNew Frontier. History and Culture of native Americans

Until December 8 2012 in Florence at the Galleria del Costume of the Pitti Palace the exhibition The New Frontier. History and Culture of native Americans will take place. On the occasion of the fith centenary of Amerigo Vespucci’s death, Florence celebrates the event with a great exhibit ... More


Golden glimpses. The International Gothic in Florence. 1375-1440

Golden glimpses. The International Gothic in Florence. 1375-1440

Please do not miss the ehibition Golden glimpes. The International Gothic in Florence. 1375-1440. Until the 4th of November 2012 at the Uffizi Gallery of Florence. It is not only a rich exhibit full of masterpieces, some of them just restored, but really a unique experience for the quality of ... More

Arte torna arte

Arte torna arte

At the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence until November 2012 an incredibile exhbition of contemporary art which shows the idea that art is a continuum feeding on present and past. The museum of the David by Michelangelo houses “Arte torna arte”, 42 works of 32 different artist, ... More