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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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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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