“Questa è una Regina Bistecca!” poet-journalist-playwright and clear Chianina fan Gabriele D’Annunzio is said to have exclaimed. (The fuzzy translation “This is a queen among steaks!” makes less of an impact, no?) Forty meters from the Duomo, opposite Teatro Niccolini, in what was for 140 years home to the antique bookshop Gonnelli, two sprightly Florentine […]
Not so long ago, the family seaside vacation was a time to relax, unwind and reset, a total detachment from work, regular habits and daily hangouts. It was a switch often ripe with new routines, a.k.a. the things we would only do on holiday, like chilling out in a T-shirt and slip ons, pedalling through […]
Mark Wallinger has always examined themes of identity and looked at concepts of power, authority, deceit and illusion, which the British artist has brought to Prato’s Centro Pecci for his first solo exhibition in Italy. He’s one of the most important contemporary artists in the UK and the MARK WALLINGER MARK show invites visitors to […]
Featuring multimedia visuals, trolley installations and posters of memorable products, this immersive exhibition celebrates 60 years of Esselunga through a social flashback of changing Italian fashion, foods and commercials.
“The most beautiful cinema in the world, designed by Giorgio Vasari” is how any headline should run for Apriti Cinema. No further comment; the easiest of pieces to write. The organizers are going to loathe me for saying this, but so exciting is the thought of seeing a film in the piazza of the Uffizi […]
As calendar pages are turned from May to June, the ideal conditions are created for that extraordinary moment when Florence reaches the pinnacle of prettiness: the golden hour. It’s that interval of time just before the dusk, when sunlight reflects on the facades of Florentine palazzi, on the bridges and breadth of the River Arno, […]
Let me count the fancy ways in which visitors to Pisa’s piazza dei Miracoli try to catch hold of the world-famous tower in their photos… Even before the on-trend selfie frenzy, tourists still experienced the uncontrollable urge to capture themselves with the city’s symbolic monument (from the most traditional viewpoint: more than an arm’s length […]