Epiphany in Florence

January 6th is Epiphany: three wise kings (Magi) visited baby Jesus in Betlehem. In Italian this is called Epifania, celebrated as the “Cavalcata dei Magi”. This is an historic procession, represented in Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes inside the Medici’s private chapel of Palazzo Medici Riccardi. It will be re-enacted again this year in Florence, on...

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HAPPY 2014!!

Sparkling, happy, creative new year to everybody!! See you around in Florence soon!!! Buon anno a tutti gli amici vicini e lontani!!...

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Christmas in Florence 2013

The city undergoes such a magical transformation that every night in December feels like a holiday. Christmas lights, in all of their elegant variety, dangle over the city’s otherwise dark streets; trees set within wooden boxes line the wide Via Callimala; and nearly every shop is decorated with colorful Christmas wreaths and ribbons. In the Piazza della Repubblica, a...

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Accademia Gallery – new setting

The Galleria dell’Accademia features the redevelopment of the so-called Hall of the Colossus (which takes its name from the chalk of an ancient statue, one of the Dioscuri of Monte Cavallo,no longer present in the gallery). The great altarpiece painted in 1500 by Pietro Perugino for the high altar of the church of the Benedictine abbey of Vallombrosa, depicting the...

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New setting of 127 self portraits along the Vasari Corridor

The Vasari Corridor has re-opened to the public after a period of re-organisation of the paintings. There are now 127 self-portraits by Italian and foreign artists from the Uffizi archives on display there. Visitors will see more recent works such as the famous “Afternoon in Fiesole” by Baccio Maria Bacci and “The Autocaffè” by Giacomo Balla up to...

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Ferdinando de’ Medici: collector and patron of the Arts

UFFIZI GALLERY from June 26 2013  to January 6 3014 To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Ferdinand de’ Medici (1663-1713), the Galleria degli Uffizi is planning to devote a celebratory exhibition to this key figure who was one of the most important collectors and patrons of the arts in the entire history of the Medici Grand Dukes of...

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Amid Medici Splendour: Pope Leo X and Florence

EXHIBITION AT THE MEDICI CHAPELS, from March 25 to October 10 2013 (Florence) The Museo delle Cappelle Medicee is celebrating the figure of Pope Leo X, the first Medici pope, five hundred years after his election to the Holy See. Taking a Florentine’s eye view, the exhibition tracks the life of Giovanni, Lorenzo the Magnificent’s second son, from his birth in...

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Luxury and Elegance – Silver Museum

LUXURY AND ELEGANCE : PORCELAIN OF THE FRENCH COURT AND THE  GINORI FACTORY (1800-1830) Silver Museum of Palazzo Pitti – Florence (19 March to 23 June 2013) The exhibition Luxury and elegance is dedicated to the first thirty years of activity of the Ginori factory, a Europe-wide phenomenon thanks to the intense exchanges that characterized the first three decades...

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