Some people say Florence is stuck in the cinquecento, in other words, the Renaissance. And to be totally honest, they’re right. Florence may be the city that inspired the Renaissance, giving birth to artistic genius unlike any other epoch; and it may hold one-fifth of the world’s art treasures, but it’s not exactly the place that is synonymous with contemporary. When you talk about Florence and all the amazing things it holds, you are generally talking about its past. Florence doesn’t hold a famous biennale or have a contemporary art museum. You’ll want to go somewhere like Milan, Turin or Venice for those sort of things in Italy.