“Hot town, summer in the city”: these classic Lovin’ Spoonful lyrics are sure to spring to mind if you’re spending the warmer months in the Tuscan capital. But blazing temperatures take a backseat to all the cultural programming, nightlife and nonstop action set for this year’s edition of Estate Fiorentina, which extends well into […]
The Uffizi has opened new rooms featuring 16th- and 17th-century artworks. Famous paintings like Titian's Venus of Urbino, Federico Barocci’s Virgin of the People and the preparatory sketch for The Fall of the Angels by Andrea Commodi are on display.
A few women read true stories collected about gender-based violence in Florence specifically (and across the globe). The video was made by Rylee Miller, with the help of psychologist Paolo Molino. Submit your experiences of gender-based violence in Florence or Tuscany by clicking here or emailing [email protected]
Leonardo was 67 when he died at Clos Lucé, in central France, on May 2, 1519. Although he had been away from Florence for a decade, he never stopped feeling close to the city. Throughout his life he referred to himself as a “Florentine painter” and he requested his final resting place to […]
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci on May 2, Fabio Baronti, founder of La Compagnia delle Seggiole, is transformed into the Renaissance genius by historic Florentine theatre make-up and hair company Filistrucchi. The video was made at the International Artisan Fair (MIDA).