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Santa Maria del Fiore - a new theory on the

Santa Maria del Fiore - a new theory on the

Recently some scholarstried to explain why,when the Cathedral of Florence was built on the destroyed Santa Reparata, the name of the church was changed.They found documents regarding the cult of S.Jerome penitent. The saint, first traslator of the Bible in latin, was the patron of a company ... More

A regola d'arte  -  In a workmanlike

A regola d'arte - In a workmanlike

The exhibit "A regola d'arte" fromNovember 17th on the occasion of Florens 2010( First cultural meeting in Florence), at the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo in the Spini Feroni Palace in Florence.The exhibition wantsto celebrate artsmancraft , in whichFarrago trusted, and on which one of the ... More


Suggestions

Suggestions

As an official local guide who has been working in Florence and its province for more than 12 years, I would like to suggest the usage of head setsand radio for guided tours with more than 8 persons. In this way I can provide a much better service in museums and churches, but even be much more ... More

Ghirlandaio. a family of Renaissance painters between Florence and Scandicci

Ghirlandaio. a family of Renaissance painters between Florence and Scandicci

From Novembre 21st 2010to May 1st2011the exhibition “Ghirlandaio. A family of Renaissance painters between Florence and Scandicci “ shows aselection of some of the most important works of Ghirlandaio’s group. Domenico Bigordi called Ghirlandaio, his brothers David and Benedetto, ... More


Antonio Ligabue at the Pitti Palace

Antonio Ligabue at the Pitti Palace

At the Modern Art Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence untilJanuary 16th 2011the exhibition “Ruggito”(Roar), dedicated to Antonio Ligabue, a XX century’s artistwho describes his existential problems painting self-portraits and domestic and wild animals with an intense ... More

Art in Figline. From the Master of Mary Magdalen to Masaccio

Art in Figline. From the Master of Mary Magdalen to Masaccio

From October16th 2010 to January16th 2011 Figline Valdarno, smallvillage surrounded by walls in 1251 bythe Florentines,will put up at the Palazzo Pretorio, the exhibit “ Art in Figline. From theMaster of Mary Magdalen to Masaccio”. It consists of 22worksfrom different churches of the ... More


Festival of Creativity  -  Brainstorming

Festival of Creativity - Brainstorming

In Florence from October 21stuntil October 24th opens the Festival of Creativity: the fifth edition.It will be spread all over the city centre of Florence in 18 different areas.The developed subjects will be: art, cinema, architecture, new technologies, music and literature. The Agorà, ... More

De Gustibooks

De Gustibooks

In Florence from the 21stto the 24thofOctober opens De Gustibooks , dedicated to good foodand good books, exactly in the heart of the city, in front of the food market of S.Ambrogio. The event De Gustibooksincludes food and wine tastings, food show, laboratories, meetings, presentations of books ... More


Event in Florence -  Florence 2010

Event in Florence - Florence 2010

FromNovember 12thuntil November20thin Florence eight days dedicated to cultural heritage and environmentalaims: Florence 2010.Among the very many events,surely the most shocking will bethe covering of the Duomo square with a grass carpet on the opening day November 12th. , in order to ... More

Crystal passion

Crystal passion

I suggest a special visit in the fiorentine Oltrarno. Oltrarno (beyond the river Arno) is the district of Florence on the south bank of the river. Since ever is the area of the artisans workshops: goldsmiths, wood carvers, gilders, bindersetc.. Among them there is an interesting laboratory where ... More