The Artist’s House in Greve in Chianti established in 2008 is a structure in line with the widespread practice of other European countries and the world to create environments where is possible the exchange and comparison between artists,
I-florence.com suggests to all the Italian and International students that live in Florence to consider seriously this list before planning a trip up and down the 'Belpaese' (as Italy is also called in Italian) or along the wonderful Tuscan landscapes...
A huge explosion will be detonated Easter Sunday in front of the magnificent green– and white–marbled neogothic church in Florence’s historic center. Instead of running in fear from a terrorist’s bomb, though, thousands of spectators will cheer the noise and smoke, for they will be witnesses to the annual Scoppio del Carro—explosion of the cart.For over 300 years the Easter celebration in Florence has included this ritual, during which an elaborate wagon, a structure built in 1679 and standing two to three stories high, is dragged through Florence behind a fleet of white oxen decorated in garlands.
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.
Everyone loves a good Christmas present from abroad; they’re exotic and exciting, and hint at the unsaid “Look at all the effort I went through to bring you this extraordinary gift from so far away.” If, this Holiday season, you’ve found yourself without the time or money for an around the globe shopping spree, you can thank Florence, Italy for arranging for the world to meet you there. Grazie, Firenze!
The Palazzo Strozzi in Florence dedicates an exhibition to the pioneers of modern art in Spain: Picasso, Miro and Dali, who played an important role not only in the birth of the avant-garde of their native country, and also worldwide. Dedicated to the early work of teachers who have had a decisive role in the beginnings of modern art, the exhibition examines the period of pre-Cubist Picasso with its proceedings prior to 1907, while the works of Miró made ??between 1915 and 1920 are presented in relation to those of Dalí in the five years 1920-1925 to highlight the stylistic differences and relations that characterize the period before accession of the two artists to the poetics of surrealism.The exhibition Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Young and angry: the birth of modernity curated by Eugenio Carmona and Christoph Vitali, has more than sixty works of the early work of Picasso, Miro and Dali and over one hundred sketches Picasso, from the most important museums in Spain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and private collections.Grown in Catalonia, the three artists reached fame in France, where the first two chose to live and build their careers, while Dalí decided to remain in Spain. The exhibition is structured like a film made ??up of flashbacks that make reference to a series of meetings, traveling back to tie the threads of a story: it begins with a visit to Dali and Picasso (1926), then trace the birth of modernity through the Dalí Miró responses, highlights the intersection between Miro and Picasso (1917) and ending before the arrival of the young Picasso in Paris in 1900, the beginning of the new century.
With 660 places and 150 places open to the public symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, the "Giornate Fai di Primavera" is presented as a unique event of its kind.Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 will be opened in Florence:Collezione Arnaldo Corsi – Museo Stefano Bardini Via dei Renai, 37Sabato 26 e Domenica 27, ore 11.00 – 16.30Fondazione Spadolini Nuova Antologia: Casa di Giovanni Spadolini Via Pian dei Giullari, 139Sabato 26, ore 13.30 – 16.30; Domenica 27, ore 10.30 – 16.30Castello Sonnino - Via Volterrana nord 6/A; (Montespertoli)Domenica 27, ore 10.00 – 17.00Il Molino dei Conti Galli Tassi e la Pieve di San Vincenzo a Torri: storie di nobili, mugnai e decime Granducali (Luogo del Cuore)Domenica 27, ore 10.30 – 16.30
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.