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Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity

Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity

Since last September 17th the Strozzi Palace in Florence hosts the exhibition Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity. The exhibit shows the birth of modern banking system and the followed economical boom which created the greatest artistic season of western world. Visitors ... More

Something different

Something different

Do choose something unusual and different. Please do reserve a Cenacoli tour (tour of Last Suppers) with your turist guide expert of renaisaance art; your private local guide in Florence will show you a different Florence, less showy, but wonderful as well! Do get off the too much beaten tracks and ... More


Terrace with a view

Terrace with a view

Until the end of September in Florence we can enjoy Terrace with a view a great idea which since last year became very popular in summer. Some hotels with a bar or restaurant service allow anybody to stay at their terrace drinking or eating something in front of a breathtaking panorama. You can ... More

Suggestions to travellers

Suggestions to travellers

Florence is one of the most attended destinations and during the high season the city seems to be particularly crowded. Mainly it is due to the increase of cruise ship groups arriving three or four days a week in Livorno (the pier on the coast). They fill up the city centre and the museums so that ... More


Macchiaoli at Villa Bardini

Macchiaoli at Villa Bardini

Until October 30 2011 at the Villa Bardini in Florence people can admire a very nice exhibition about the Macchiaioli. Italian painters, mainly from Tuscany, living in the XIX century, who are considered forerunners of the Impressionists. The exhibit consists of a selection of paintings showing ... More

Good news for tourist and florentines

Good news for tourist and florentines

A few days ago the municipality of Florence decided to put in the Signoria square, just behind the Neptune Fountain, a kioosk for providing drinkable free water. Tourist and citizens can refill their empty bottles with still or gas fresh water. What a good idea for everybody in these hot summer ... More


Nottarno in Florence

Nottarno in Florence

On June 25 2011 the fith edition of Notte Bianca in Oltrarno (Nottarno) in Florence. From 7:00 pm to 3:00 am the area on the other side of the Arno river (Oltrarno) will be rich of open restaurants, shops, perfomances, music bands, food tastings. Almost all the streets and squares will have a ... More

Vasari, the Uffizi and the Duke

Vasari, the Uffizi and the Duke

At the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, until October 30 2011 the exhibition Vasari, the Uffizi and the Duke. On the occasion of the fith centenary of Vasari’s birth (1511-1574) a nice exhibit which puts in evidence the building of the Uffizi and the strict cooperation between ... More


Lorenzo Bartolini-Scupltor of the real truth

Lorenzo Bartolini-Scupltor of the real truth

The exibition Lorenzo Bartolini- Sculptor of the natural truth has just been oped at the Academy Gallery of Florence. Starting from the wonderful Gipsoteca (the collection of plaster models made by the master and preserved in the museum of the Galleria dell'Accademia), the exhibit points out ... More

From Court Splendours to  bourgeois luxury. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Unified Italy)

From Court Splendours to bourgeois luxury. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Unified Italy)

At the Galleria d'arte Moderna of the Pitti Palace in Florence The exhibition Dagli Splendori di Corte al lusso borghese.L'Opificio delle Pietre Dure nell'Italia Unita (From the Court Splendour to the bourgeois luxury. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Unified Italy) is on, until September 11 2011. ... More