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The Explosion of the Charriot

The Explosion of the Charriot

Do not miss next Sunday, Easter Day, the traditional Explosion of the Charriot, during the mass at 11:00 in Duomo Square in Florence. The big charriot will start from via il Prato, where it is housed, and it will cross the city centre of Florence with an evocative historical parade. This old ... More

Japan in Florence

Japan in Florence

Pitti Palace in Florence is celebrating Japan, its art, its culture and its traditions. From April 3 2012 until July 1 2012 three exhibitions will be hosted in three different museums under the epigraphy Japan. Land of enchantment. In the Sala Bianca of the Palatina Gallery (First floor) The ... More


Precious tapestries at the Uffizi Gallery

Precious tapestries at the Uffizi Gallery

From March 20 2012 until June 3 2012 at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence the exhibition La Galleria degli arazzzi. Epifanie di tessuti preziosi. (The tapestries collection. Epiphany of precious fabrics). The exhibit consists of 17 selected tapestries from the rich collection of the Uffizi Gallery ... More

Restoration of the Medici Venus

Restoration of the Medici Venus

The Medici Venus, one of the most important pieces of the Medici collection of antiques is on restoration. The very famous statue, preserved in the Tribune of the Uffizi gallery in Florence is object of a detailed restoration supported by the Foundation Friends of Florence. The researches have ... More


Vespucci's Year is on

Vespucci's Year is on

Tomorrow, February 23 2012, on the occasion of the 5th centenary of Amerigo Vespucci’s death, in Ognissanti Square in Florence, the Major Matteo Renzo will start the celebrations for Vespucci’s Year. At 10:30 am, just in front of the Hospital of San Giovanni di Dio, once belonged to one ... More

Russian icones in the Baptistery of Florence

Russian icones in the Baptistery of Florence

Until March 19 2012 visit with your professional authorized guide of Florence the exhibition of Russian icones in the Baptistery of Florence. It is a great opportunity of seeing three Russian inones from the Tretyakov State Gallery of Moscow which have never come back to a church since the Russian ... More


A tour celebrating Vespucci and the Americans

A tour celebrating Vespucci and the Americans

AMERIGO VESPUCCI AND THE AMERICANS This year, 2012, is the fith centenary of Amerigo Vespucci’s death (1454-1512) and Florence celebrates not only the great navigator, but even the beginning of a strict relationship between the city and the New World (to whom Vespucci gave name) with ... More

Americans in Florence. Sargent and the American Impressionists

Americans in Florence. Sargent and the American Impressionists

From March 3 2012 until July 15 2012 the Strozzi Palace in Florence will host the exhibition Americans in Florence. Sargent and the American Impressionists. Being 2012 the fith centenary of Amerigo Vespucci’s death, Florence wants to celebrate the strong relationship between the old and the ... More


Brian Duffy at the Museum Alinari of Florence

Brian Duffy at the Museum Alinari of Florence

Until 25 March 2012 the Museum Alinari of History of Photography in Florence presents an exhibition dedicated to Brian Duffy (1933-2010), the legendary english photographer famous for his photos of musicians, actors and fashion models of the Swinging London in 1960s. At the apex of his career he ... More

I mai visti are back!

I mai visti are back!

Until January 29 2012 in Florence at the Sala delle Reali Poste at the ground floor of the Uffizi Gallery another edition of I mai visti (Never seen before) is on show. The exhibition shows 44 busts of Cesars belonging to the classical roman art and being part of the rich collection of antiques the ... More