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April 17, 2018

A contemporary baron: Francesco Ricasoli

As the spring sun filtered in through the modern offices of millennium-old Barone Ricasoli, owner Francesco Ricasoli spoke to The Florentine about the importance of soil for Sangiovese, a lifetime of research and the estate’s hospitality.   Helen Farrell: In a 2004 interview with wine magazine Decanter you said that the aim was to relocate […]
December 21, 2017

Contemporary art installations at Palazzo di Giustizia

Work is underway at Florence’s Palazzo di Giustizia, in Novoli, to install the five winning artworks of the international contemporary art competition.
November 28, 2017

Is contemporary art a new conformism?

Placed near to Cellini's Perseus, you might be wondering why Urs Fischer’s contemporary piece has been exhibited in Florence's piazza della Signoria.
July 18, 2017

Contemporary cantine: Capalbio è vino

You’d be forgiven for never having heard of Capalbio. Until now, that is. 45 kilometres southeast of Grosseto and just 10 minutes from the Lazio border, earliest records of this picturesque Tuscan border town date to 805 CE when it was donated to the Tre Fontane Abbey, near Rome, by Charlemagne. History aside, the town […]
May 31, 2017

Contemporary spaces in Florence: the definitive guide

Last month we gave you a comprehensive guide to Florence’s major monuments and museums. This edition here is the definitive list of city’s contemporary museums and galleries. More fervent and friskier than you could ever imagine. 79rosso Gallery This creative hub, situated in the heart of the Oltrarno, is dedicated to exhibitions, artist residencies and […]
April 27, 2017

Ytalia: multisite contemporary art exhibition

Florence is joining the ranks of Italy’s contemporary art centers with the exhibition Ytalia: Energy Thought Beauty. Everything is connected.
April 3, 2017

Contemporary luxury in Cristiano {room}

It’s Friday morning in Cristiano’s via Maggio atelier and he’s just taken a moment to wipe off his hands after stepping up from the workbench. Setting down his pliers, the goldsmith points to a glass display case propping up a lacelike ring. “Once that’s sold, it won’t exist anymore,” he says authoritatively. The literal translation […]
March 28, 2017

Membership card for contemporary museums

Taking a cue from the upcoming G7 Culture Summit, to be held in Florence this Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, and centering on the protection of cultural heritage, mayor Dario Nardella has announced the introduction of a membership card that will allow access to 18 participating contemporary museums across Italy. “This is the […]
January 3, 2017

Contemporary artists to adorn Palazzo di Giustizia

Shigeru Saito, Antonio Violetta, Sislej Hxafa, Virginia Zanetti and Mauro Pace are the artists that will add colour to Florence's Palazzo di Giustizia.
October 5, 2016

Tuscany is [always] contemporary

Tuscany brims with history, a history that is teetering on the brink of becoming overwhelming. I like to remember Vasari, who called art “in today’s manner,” by which he intended the contemporary, our here and now. The challenge before us today is not to imitate the past, but to understand our own time.     […]