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Not only art - wine tasting and more

Not only art - wine tasting and more

Would you like tasting excellent wines not only from Tuscany such as Chianti,Brunello e Sassicaia, but from all over Italy and even organic ones? Please do follow your tourist guide, who, being born in Florence and grown up here, can suggest and show the best places where you can have excellent ... More

Giotto's Crucifix back to Ognissanti Church

Giotto's Crucifix back to Ognissanti Church

Since lastNovember6th the monumental Crucifix (4,60 x 3,70 mt / 12 x 9 feet) painted by Giotto for the Ognissanti Church in Florencewas back tothe church. Originally placed on the iconostasi (the wall dividing churches once), the cross was kept for ages in the sacresty. Now after a long and ... More


Something new for the Signoria Palace

Something new for the Signoria Palace

The new major of Florence has recently decided to remove the metal detectors at the entrance of the Signoria Palace. Now for getting to the offices of the City Government or to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio you can simply pass through one of the four doors of the palace. Besides from the main ... More

Extraordinary opening

Extraordinary opening

In order to give a better opportunity of visiting the exibitions and the events on program, the following museums will be open even by night (until 11:00 pm) on September 28th, October 26th, November 30th and December 28th 2010: Uffizi Gallerywith the exibit“Caravaggioand ... More


In praise of negative. The origins of photography on paper in Italy. 1846- 1862

In praise of negative. The origins of photography on paper in Italy. 1846- 1862

Until October 24th The National Museum Alinari of Photography, inits seat in S. Maria Novella Square in Florenceputs up the exibit "In praise of negative. The origins of photography on paper in Italy. 1846 - 1862" Since the XIX century professional photographers, but even amateurs, used ... More

Where can you find tickets with reservations at the last moment?

Where can you find tickets with reservations at the last moment?

Florenceduring the high season is verybusy and it is not easy entering the most important museums of the city. If you do not want to stand in a queue (in a line) for hours we have different solutions. Of course the chipest way is getting up early and being in front of the door at the opening time : ... More


Fashion between similarities and dissonances - new exibition settings

Fashion between similarities and dissonances - new exibition settings

Every year the Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace in Florence changes the collection of the temporary display. Actually the complete collection consists of 6,000 pieces, among themtheatre costumes,vintage dresses, high fashion dresses and accessories. Besides the funeral dresses of Eleonora from ... More

The St. John the Baptist of Leonardo da Vinci back to Florence

The St. John the Baptist of Leonardo da Vinci back to Florence

On the occasion of the exibit “ The Great bronze sculptures of the Baptistery. Rustici and Leonardo”, just open in Florence at the National Museum of the Bargello, the magnificent “St. John the Baptist”by Leonardo da Vinci is back to Florence after 500 years. The painting, ... More


The Crucifix by Michelangelo comes back to S.Spirito

The Crucifix by Michelangelo comes back to S.Spirito

The Crucifix of the Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, carved by a young Michelangelo, after being shown in Turin and Naples, is coming back to its original location. Michelangelo was guess of the prior Niccolò di Lapo in 1492, when he was 17 years old, and in order to thank him, made ... More

Bronzino. Painter and poet at the Medici’s court

Bronzino. Painter and poet at the Medici’s court

From September 24th 2010until January23rd 2011 at the Strozzi Palace in Florence is opening the exibition “Bronzino. Painter and poet at the Medici’s court”. It is the first exibit totally dedicated to Agnolo di Cosimo, called Bronzino (1503-1572).Surely one of the most ... More