Monday, January 21, 2019
It's the newcomer among the Florentine museums: its name is Casa Martelli and will be opened to the public starting from today. Casa Martelli is in a palazzo in via Zannetti, once named via della Forca (Gallows Road)
March 21st is officially the first day of spring in Florence Italy, and we're just as excited about it as you are. While Florence keeps itineraries packed all year long, there are some activities better...
Italy is a country of extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage. It is a treasure of inestimable value that we have been privileged to receive an inheritance from our ancestors over the centuries. This is even more luck being able to enjoy free of charge for nine days, 9 to 17 April next. That 's what happens during the Culture Week, now in its thirteenth edition, which each year offers free entry to museums, archaeological sites, archives and state libraries, for a great feast spread throughout the country. In Italy, more than 2,500 events including exhibitions, conferences, special openings, workshops, guided tours and concerts make the experience even more special to all Italian and foreign visitors.
Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence, Italy and is a popular tourist destination in the Oltrarno district of the city. The view from this most famous observation point of the city landscape has been reproduced in countless postcards and snapshots over the years.
artisan fair dog
In the early 19th century we saw the rise of Fordism, assembly lines and generic mass production. At the time, this was indeed a feat of ingenuity and profound efficiency, however, perhaps what Henry Ford...
The MNAF, Alinari National Museum of Photography, is located in the fifteenth-century building known as ‘delle Leopoldine’, renovated thanks to the fundamental contribution of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. The building has been allocated by the City of Florence, the owner of the complex, as exhibition space for its twentieth-century collections, and space has also been granted to the Fratelli Alinari. Fondazione per la Storia della Fotografia. Duly restored and equipped in line with the most up-to-date exhibition requirements, this is where the Alinari National Museum of Photography now has its premises.
Florence is renown for its top quality craftrnanship, handed down through centuries of tradition, and for its elegance and good taste in creation.Typical are Florentine straw products, original articles of clothing and furnishings as well as the finest leather, known for its exquisitely refined workmanship; ceramics and glassware; wood and metal crafts, furniture and bric-a brae, in other words, a host of Florentine artisan crafts are available at convenient prices to suit all tastes and all ages. Tailoring and fashion in Florence have a particular graceful look that is totally unique, especially intimate apparel and embroideries.Much sought after - in the city that devotes Christmas to Benvenuto Cellini - are the siIver and goldsmiths, jewelers, filigree, mosaics and precious stones.
Villa il Gioiello ("The Jewel") is a villa in Florence, central Italy, famous for being one of the residences of Galileo Galilei, which he lived in from 1631 until his death in 1642. It is also known as Villa Galileo (not to be confused with the other homes of Galileo found in Florence, which are in Costa San Giorgio, as well as a villa in Bellosguardo).The name Gioiello was given due to its favorable position in the hills of Arcetri, near the Torre del Gallo. It was an elegant home, surrounded by many acres of farmland with a separate house for workers. It is recorded in the cadastre of 1427 to have been owned by Tommaso di Cristofano Masi and his brothers, who later passed it on to the Calderini family in 1525, where it is first mentioned as "The Jewel". The villa and its estate suffered damages during the siege of Florence in the years 1529 and 1530, whilst the entire area of Arcetri and Pian dei Giullari were occupied by Imperial troops. Calderini I sold it shortly thereafter to the Cavalcanti family, who rebuilt the home with its original simple lines, preserving its elegant look to the present day.
On 18th September 2009 The Textile Museum opens an exhibition incooperation with the most famous Russian museums. About 150 works of art.
Florence is widely known as the cradle of the Renaissance. However, it is in the Middle Ages that the basis for the flowering of the Renaissance art in the 15th century were laid. The Medieval...