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The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna

From 21 September 2017 until 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozi will be hosting this important and spectacular exhibition “The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna. Dedicated to the art of 16th century Florence, this exhibition will be showing over seventy works of art by 41 artists including Michelangelo, Vasari, Bronzino, Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, Giambologna, Santi di Tito and Ammannati.

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Fabbrica della Bellezza – The works manufactured by Ginori

This is the very first exhibit in Italy honoring the porcelains manufactured by Ginori. If you haven’t already been to the Bargello, this is an excellent reason to now do so.
Bargello Museum – until 1 October 2017.

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Concerts and Hospitality at Papageo

Only 30 minutes from Florence, you will find music, good food, and a warm welcome at Papageo.
The living room of our house overlooks the garden and the Tuscan countryside that surrounds the Papageno farmhouse. It is in this room that we enjoy the voice and piano concert that will follow our welcoming refreshments

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Leonardo Da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi

March 26 to September 24
Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi has finally returned to the Uffizi after a complete restoration lasting six years. The restoration was undertaken at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence.

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Bill Viola - Electronic Renaissance

If you are fortunate to be in Florence between March 10th and July 23rd, don’t miss your chance to see “Electronic Renaissance”. The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the public to the celebrated and unchallenged master of video art – Bill Viola.

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The New Museum of the Innocents

On June 24, 2016, the new Museum of the Innocents in Florence will be inaugurated on three floors and 1465 square meters of exhibition with an additional 1655 square meters for temporary events and educational activities.

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Jan Fabre - Spiritual Guards - Poetic Resistance in the Name of Beauty

From Saturday, May 14, Forte di Belvedere will be hosting the great contemporary artist Jan Fabre, one of the most innovative and original artistic personalities with the ability to cross a variety of expressive forms.

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From Kandinsky to Pollock

From March 19 through July 24 2016 Palazzo Strozzi will host a large exhibition that is bringing to Florence over 100 masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. The itinerary aims to reconstruct the comparison and relationship between two sides of the Ocean through the lives of the American collectors Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.

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The New Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence

After two years of intense restoration, arrangement and enlargement, the Opera del Duomo museum of Florence finally reopened its doors on October 19, 2015. Over 750 works of art representing 720 years of history, this new museum in Florence is the feather in the cap of a city already abundantly endowed with magnificent artwork and monuments.

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Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana Exploring the relationship between art and religion

Are you looking for an exhibit to visit on Mondays when the Uffizi and Accademia are closed?
The Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be holding another excellent exhibition organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi with the collaboration of the Arcidiocesi di Firenze and the support of the Banca CR Firenze.

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Carlo Dolci: 1616-1687 Palatine Gallery – Palazzo Pitti June 30 -November 15, 2015

Carlo (or Carlino) Dolci (25 May 1616 – 17 January 1686) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence, known for highly finished religious pictures, often repeated in many versions.

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Tornabuoni Arte - Anthology 2015

An unforgettable collection of modern and contemporary masterpieces in Florence Italy can be seen until November 2015

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The Medici Dynasty

The paintings, sculptures, churches and chapels that today, attract visitors to Florence from all over the world and have contributed to the development of modern tourism in the region, can be linked back to Anna Maria Luisa and Gian Gastone de' Medici's encounter of June 24th and what it did for Florence.

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Gherardo delle Notti - Galleria degli Uffizi - February 10 - May 24

Gherardo delle Notti is an artist whose work spans the religious genre and who fuses a Northern European sensibility for light with the demands of the Roman art market of the 17th century.

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Antony Gormley

Over 100 sculptures by the British artist Antony Gormley will be exhibited at the Forte Belvedere in Florence from April 26 to September 27.

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Museo del Novecento

The Museo del Novecento is the newest museum in Florence with exhibitions of paintings donated to the city after the Florence flood of 1966.
A New Home for Art in Piazza Santa Maria Novella November 4, 1966, was an infamous date in Florentine history.

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Pontormo and Rosso. Diverging Paths of Mannerism

The exhibition aims to explore the chronological development of the season of Italian 16th Century art which Giorgio Vasari termed the “Modern Manner”.

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Traditional Gold and Silver on the Ponte Vecchio

One of the highlights on many of our guided tour in Florence, Italy, is of course the incredible and symbolic Ponte Vecchio. Built in 1345, the name translates as ‘old bridge’ and it is the only surviving bridge from medieval times. Spanning the river Arno at its narrowest part, it was actually saved from destruction after the Second World War on Hitler’s personal orders, and it still stands in all its glory today. Walking over this historic bridge, you’ll notice the many jewellery shops and traditional goldsmiths; their wares dazzling in the brightly lit windows. But the Ponte Vecchio wasn’t always home to such prestigious shops…

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Folon in Florence

Florence truly is a city of art and culture, so it’s no wonder that some of the most famous artists and sculptors are celebrated here, including the talented Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. If you’re keen on exploring the city, then why not take one of our private tours in Florence, and find out more about the incredible creativity that can be found within.

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A Colorful Miracle

Our Florence walking tours will take you through winding medieval streets and reveal the city’s most curious secrets. One of these is a mysterious incident that took place in Piazza Santissima Annunziata many years ago.

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Florentine Football

Calcio Storico Fiorentino is said to be the origin of modern ball games (such as football and rugby), this game became very popular in medieval Florence and is still played today.

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Florence Museum Card

New card makes museum entry a breeze.
Beginning on February 14, 2011, life for tourists in Florence just got easier.
The long-awaited Florence Museum Card is now available to the public, allowing users single-entry into all civic and state-owned museums for a maximum of 72 hours (three days).

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Renaissance in Florence

Palazzo Strozzi hosts til August 18, "The Springtime of the Renaissance. Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-1460", an exhibition which sets out to illustrate the origin of what is still known today as the 'miracle' of the Renaissance.

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Typical Tuscan T-bone…

One of Florence’s culinary specialities is the bistecca alla fiorentina or Florence T-bone steak, a perfectly cooked, fresh and tasty piece of meat cooked in a traditional way...

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Florence ‘Iced Cream’

For Italians, pausing to enjoy a scoop of intensely flavored, velvety gelato is a favorite pastime that requires no special occasion.

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Men’s Fashion in Florence

The Pitti Uomo men’s fashion exhibition (June 18-21) is one of the most important events in men’s fashion in Italy, and provides an important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections.

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Botticelli’s three Venuses

Sandro Botticelli was an enigmatic painter, a controversial figure even during his time. His works continue to intrigue us nowadays for their symbolism that seem to resist any interpretation. One of his most enigmatic subject is the Venus, goddess of love and beauty.

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Exploring Chianti Wine Route

Tuscany is famous all over the world for many reasons, included it wines. It is, in fact, the region of Chianti, so a holiday here is also a chance to taste fine Tuscan wines in the beautiful surroundings in which they are grown.

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Flowers in porcelain and Hats

Until September 30th in Florence, an exhibition that brings together the traditional straw craft with the equally famous traditional floral decoration of local pottery.

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History of the Uffizi Gallery

A visit to Florence cannot be considered completed without a tour to the Uffizi Gallery, which hosts great and important masterpieces. The Uffizi Gallery is located in a palace built by the famous Renaissance artist, architect and historian Giorgio Vasari and commissioned by Cosimo I de’Medici.

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The Debate on Florentine Bread

Tuscan bread is actually baked without salt. Why would Tuscans omit such an important element? Let's discover the ingredients of this traditional cuisine renowned and envied throughout the world.

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The Legend of the Tuscan Cigar

Tuscany, and indeed the city of Florence, are famous for many things, including arts, cuisine and wine, but also for the special Tuscan cigar, that came about by accident in 1815. It has a really unique flavor and aroma due to fermented tobacco.

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Why was Lorenzo so Magnificent

Lorenzo the Magnificent, or Lorenzo il Magnifico, who has been labelled as one of the greatest leaders of his time, was not only a politician, but also a diplomat and a patron of scholars, artists and poets.

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The Traditional Tuscan Ribollita

Fresh vegetables are used a lot in Tuscan cooking, and these ingredients make up the famous ribollita, which literally translates as 're-boiled' in Italian. Let's see how to cook it...

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The Springtime of the Renaissance

Palazzo Strozzi is performing this season a new first rank exhibition: The Springtime of the Renaissance: the “miracle” of the Renaissance in Florence analysed through masterpieces of sculpture.

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A Taste of the Surreal in Florence

From now until May 25th, visitors to Florence have a rare opportunity to view works by Surrealist artist Salvador Dalì in a new exhibition, “The Dalì Universe,” at Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

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Michelangelo’s Secret Hideout…

Michelangelo is one of the most famous artist of the Renaissance, and has produced some truly iconic pieces. But there something about a secret hideout that maybe you don't know...

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A Stroll through Dante’s Florence

The heart of Medieval Florence include the so called “Dante’s District“, where he was born and lived before being sent into exile.

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German Christmas Market in Florence

The Florence Christmas Markets are very popular, especially the German Christmas market, held in the Piazza Santa Croce. Here, you can discover a whole host of German and Italian.

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The Mystery of the Madonna and the UFO

The painting "Madonna and Child with the Infant St John", which can be found in the Hercules Room of the Palazzo Vecchio is affectionately known locally as "Madonna dell’UFO" or "Our Lady of the Flying Saucer"...

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Has Monalisa’s grave really been found

The remains of the female subject of Da Vinci’s most famous painting may recently have been discovered in Florence; namely those of the ‘real’ Monalisa.

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Prato Workshop - From Donatello to Lippi

Until January 14 at Palazzo Pretorio in Prato the exhibition "From Donatello to Lippi" gather together works that represent an essential part of the art of the Renaissance from all over the world.

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Tuscan Cuisine - Plain, Simple and Basic

Plain, simple and basic, but grounded on the excellent quality of the row ingredients; the Tuscan cuisine needs little elaboration to be able to conquer new admirers.

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Siena: The Most Ancient Bank in the World

Carved into the stonework of the imposing Palazzo Salimbeni is a name that has been entwined with the fortunes of this Tuscan city for five centuries : Monte dei Paschi, or Mount of the Pastures.

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Easter in Florence: “Scoppio del Carro”

The “Scoppio del Carro,” is a traditional ceremony held on Easter morning in Piazza del Duomo, right between Florence’s magnificent cathedral and its Baptistery.

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Giacosa Cafe: The Birthplace of the Negroni

An integral part of a typical Italian’s day is the aperitivo. One of the most famous drinks enjoyed as an aperitivo is the Negroni cocktail; now consumed worldwide, this famous Italian drink had its beginnings right here in beautiful Florence.

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Santa Croce Restoration Allows Close-Up Views

Restoration on the frescoes lining the ceilings of the fame Cappella Maggiore in the Santa Croce Basilica is finished, but the scaffolding will remain in place for about another year.

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Indulge Your Senses at Florence’s WineTown 2013

From 17-18 May 2013 in Florence will take place Wine Town, an event that not only celebrates wonderful wines but indulges all the senses, and opens the city’s palazzos up in the most delightful of celebration.

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Handmade Treasures: International Handicrafts Fair

Each year, the International Handicrafts Fair has been drawing visitors from all over the world. It showcases one of Florence’s oldest and most precious treasures: its traditional crafts.

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Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Product of Excellence

Anyone keen of food knows that Tuscany is not only a famous producer of fine wines, but also a region where is produced what is called “the green gold”, the extra virgin olive oil, one of the best in Italy.

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Medici Chapels: A New Exhibition - Pope Leo X and Florence

Until October 6th 2013 the Museo delle Cappelle Medicee celebrates the figure of Giovanni, Lorenzo the Magnificent’s second son, the first Medici pope, five hundred years after his election to the Holy See.

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Palazzo Vecchio: The Salone dei Cinquecento and the Apartments of the Elements

The city’s town hall in Florence is one of the most significant public places in the whole of Italy. Located on the famous Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio is an impressive building that now functions as a museum, but still remains the symbol of the local government, as well as being the official office of the mayor.

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From the Fleur de Lys to the David - The Supremacy of Florence: Civic Identity and Classical Symbols

In this atypical exhibition the Academy of Fine Arts, seat of Michelangelo's David the most widely known symbol of Florentine civic identity, displays also the less known ones: works of art originally commissioned to decorate the public buildings of Florence which housed the powers running the city: the halls of the various ‘Arti’ or Guilds, Palazzo Vecchio - once Plazzo dei Priori - and the city gates and walls.

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