Countdown for Michelangelo

According to Giorgio Vasari chronicles, Michelangelo’s friend Daniele da Volterra, watches him work all day on February 12, 1564 on the Rondanini Pietà. Two days later he comes down with a fever but goes for a walk in the cold night air, saying he just can’t rest. The next day he spends sitting next to the fireplace but finally must crawl into bed. He dies on February...

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Chocolate with flair

Florence’s Artisan Chocolate Fair is back in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where top chocolatiers display the art of chocolate making. From February 8 to 17, forty selected Italian and foreign chocolatiers show and sell their delicacies. This event is not only a simple market but the numerous side events during the 10 days of the expo make it alive and open to the...

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Tartarughe in viaggio

Arte a misura di bambino: passeggiata a Palazzo Vecchio sulle tracce di rinoceronti, elefanti, leoni e tartarughe. Un viaggio per grandi e piccini nelle sale monumentali abitate dalla famiglia Medici e da fedeli compagni di gioco. L’arte attraverso i simboli, i colori e gli animali dipinti nei sontuosi soffitti di Palazzo Vecchio. Per informazioni e prenotazioni:...

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Once in a lifetime

“Once in a lifetime: treasures from Florentine archives and libraries” Temporary exhibition at the Sala Bianca at the Palatine Gallery (Pitti Palace, Florence) From January 28 2014 to April 27 2014 Three archival documents by Michelangelo, a drawing by Raphael, the baptismal certificate of Leonardo da Vinci and other documents that bear marginal notes, a...

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Oliviero Toscani: art & wine

Photographer and wine maker. The famous photographer awarded four Lions d’Or as well the Unesco Grand Prix, creator of world-famous advertising campains for international brands is back to his true calling. His father was the first photo-journalist of one of the biggest newspapers in Italy, therefore he followed his footprints, without choosing his life’s...

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Hats between Art and Extravaganza in Florence

Colors, poetry and art perceived through original and extravagant hats. After the monographic exhibition in 2012 dedicated to ties, the Costume Gallery is proud to feature an accessory that is destined not to go unnoticed: the hat. Visitors will admire a small part of the masterpieces belonging to the Costume Gallery, which now counts about a thousand works preserved in...

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“A powerful gaze”

The Museum of the Medici Chapels celebrates Michelangelo with a new temporary exhibition from January 8th to March 15th 2014. Imposing black and white pictures by Aurelio Amendola will be displayed at the museum reveiling precious details about Dusk and Dawn, David, the Prisoners and other marble masterpieces by Buonarroti. CAPPELLE MEDICEE MUSEUM. From January 8th to...

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Women in the Spotlight in the Twentieth Century

The Costume Gallery of Florence is one of the most eclettic museums of Florence and it is housed inside the 18th-century Palazzina della Meridiana, a wing of the Pitti Palace overlooking the Boboli Gardens. The collection gathers about six thousand works including garments dating back from the 16th to the 20th centuries, theatre costumes and accessories as shoes, jewels,...

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