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La Specola in Florence

Museo della Specola, situated on Via Romana not far from the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, opened to the public in 1775 and is one of the oldest of the great European scientific museums.

Published: 24/2/2017


Fashion in Florence. The Foto Locchi Archive

A show at Palazzo Pitti retraces the history of fashion in Florence (1930-1970) as portrayed in 100 rare shots taken through the lenses of the legendary photographic studio.

Published: 12/1/2017


Empoli plays jazz

This year the Empoli Jazz Winter & Spring Festival blows out its 8 candles and celebrates with a programme proposing international artists and new rising talents.

Published: 2/2/2017


The garden blossoms again

The plants with new blossoms in the garden are made of wax. They come from the Museo Botanico [Botanical Museum] and were restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure.

Published: 22/12/2016


An artist's home

The studio-home of sculptor Sauro Cavallini, who died during summer 2016, will be open for visits. Situated on the hill of Fiesole amid olive groves and ancient trees, over 300 sculptures remain to tell the story of Cavallini’s artistic parabola.

Published: 18/1/2017


Beauty saved - an exhibition in Florence

One of the most highly-anticipated exhibitions for the 50th anniversary of the flood in Florence (1966-2016) opens on December 1 at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and is entitled La bellezza salvata (Beauty Saved).

Published: 29/11/2016


Tiepolo's Drawings from the Horne Album

The primordial idea of artistic creation, according to one part of art history, is drawing: a first insight into the artistic concept (Kunstwollen, we would say today) that the artist initially elaborates in his mind, before translating the idea into a work of art.

Published: 16/1/2017


Giovanni dal Ponte

Opening on November 22 at the Galleria dell’Accademia is the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni dal Ponte, who is undoubtedly little known to the general public, but in fact is an emblematic figure in the delicate transition between International Gothic and the first Florentine Renaissance.

Published: 21/11/2016