Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
June 5, 2019

Hot town, summer in the city

  “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 […]
May 30, 2019

Cinquecento Rooms open at the Uffizi

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.
May 29, 2019

16th-century rooms open at the Uffizi

"It's like a museum within the museum," says Eike Schmidit, director of the Uffizi Galleries.
May 17, 2019

Teatro del Maggio archive inaugurated

The archive retraces the history of Teatro del Maggio.
May 16, 2019

Your stories of gender-based violence in Florence

  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]
May 14, 2019

A gold florin for Advancing Women Artists

Florence-based organization Advancing Women Artists has been given a copy of Jane Fortune's Gold Florin, awarded to AWA's founder by the city of Florence in 2016.
May 13, 2019

Sala degli Elementi reopened in Palazzo Vecchio

The Apartments of the Elements was designed upon the request of Cosimo I de’ Medici.
May 2, 2019

Hair believed to have belonged to Leonardo on display in Vinci

Hair believed to have belonged to Leonardo da Vinci is now on display in the reopened Museo Ideale di Leonardo da Vinci.
April 30, 2019

Leonardo exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany

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 […]

Becoming Leonardo da Vinci

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).