Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
August 22, 2019

Polyhedrons pop up in Florence ahead of Leonardo exhibition

Get ready to play “Find the Polyhedron” as geometric shapes are being installed throughout Florence ahead of The Botany of Leonardo. A Vision of Science Bridging Art and Nature exhibition, opening September 13 at the Santa Maria Novella Museum.       Piazza della Signoria, piazza della Stazione, piazza Santa Maria Novella, piazza Bambini di Beslan […]
July 22, 2019

Stolen artwork returned to Florence

Nazi soldiers stole the painting from the Villa Bossi-Pucci during their retreat in 1944.
July 18, 2019

Florence buses go contactless

Bus tickets can now be bought directly on board buses with a contactless card
July 9, 2019

Lightning strikes Palazzo Vecchio: Video

  video by Fiamma Tortoli, with thanks to Sandro Nardoni     A bolt of lightning struck the Palazzo Vecchio around 1pm on July 7 causing limited damage to the city hall’s electrical system.    

Summer sights in Florence: towers, fortresses and gates

A number of guided tours, organized by the Mus.e Association, are available this summer around the city’s towers, fortresses and gates.             Forte Belvedere             It’s worth the trek up the hill to see the treasure room, opening to the public for the first time […]
July 8, 2019

Lightning strikes Palazzo Vecchio

A bolt of lightning struck the Palazzo Vecchio around 1pm on July 7. Damage appears to be limited.

OBEY at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The exhibition is dedicated to the four themes of Woman, Environment, Peace and Culture.
July 4, 2019

University of Melbourne at the Accademia di Belle Arti

Five young, emerging Australian artists create contemporary artworks based on Michelangelo's "David".
July 3, 2019

Where to celebrate Independence Day in Florence

If you happen to be in Florence for the Fourth of July and fancy a taste of home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s The Florentine‘s guide to Independence Day 2019.       4th of July Party, Santa Maria Novella       Celebrate in style with the Tuscan American Association and Florence Dance Festival. In […]
June 28, 2019

Carapelli award for contemporary art

The theme this year is “Blending. The union between the varieties that leads to new value".