Art + Culture

The boundless cultural heritage of Florence, Italy, grants us an ever-interesting array of exhibitions and performances. Find out what’s going on in the city’s many museums and cultural spaces, read reviews and interviews, and take a deep dive into the work of artists, artisans, writers and creators of all-kinds.

THINGS TO DO

Daisy’s Dining: an evening of fine dining + entertainment

Starting at 8pm, this weekly series of special dinner shows is bringing evenings alive in Florence.

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Spring in Florence

The possibilities are endless and you discover the city anew embedded in your soul.

THINGS TO DO

Curated creations: MIDA, the international crafts fair

Experiential workshops, quality exhibitors and a celebration of creativity

COMMUNITY

Creative People in Florence opens a community space

The centre on Via dei Serragli will host talks, workshops, temporary exhibitions and much more.

What's On in Florence

ART + CULTURE

Pre-Raphaelites: Modern Renaissance

Some pre-episode insights, in preparation for the live-streamed exhibition visit on April 8 with co-curator Peter Trippi

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Museo Novecento opens doors to young artists and curators

The WONDERFUL! Art Research Program is sponsored by philanthropist Maria Manetti Shrem.

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Returns: From Modigliani to Morandi at Museo Novecento

The exhibition reunites items from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection with Modigliani's masterpiece on show until September 15.

THINGS TO DO

Anselm Kiefer’s Fallen Angels at Palazzo Strozzi

25 large-scale works engage with themes of memory, history and war.

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Newly discovered Plautilla Nelli painting to be restored

Artemisia Gold and Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici will revive the small panel painting.

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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale holds exhibition inspired by early women astronomers

"Women of the Sky: From Muses to Scientists" is organized by Museo Galileo and the National Central Library of Florence.

Books

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5 reasons to read the Divine Comedy this spring

Alexandra Lawrence and The British Institute bring you a six-week guided reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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5 contemporary Italian authors you have to read

Head for your local bookstore, take a leap of faith, and see what these 5 contemporary Italian writers have to offer.

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Bret Easton Ellis in Florence to present his latest novel

La Città dei Lettori hosts the author at Teatro della Pergola on October 18.

The final say

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Fortezza da Basso

A closer look at five centuries of the fortress' history and the next five years of developments.

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The Tre Porte palace

Art Deco architecture and details make this landmark worth a visit.

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The Buonomini of San Martino

The task of these 12 men was to collect funds, seek out the needy and distribute the alms.

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Bianca Cappello and her “camerino”

Francesco de' Medici's wife once had her own private chamber in the Palazzo Vecchio.

Florence is synonymous with art, with its centuries of rich cultural heritage drawing enthusiasts year after year. We foster the fervour by providing exhibition reviews of the latest art shows, while regularly giving updates on the latest happenings at sites like Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi Galleries and the lesser-known contemporary galleries you’ll find peppered across the city.

Artists, artisans, writers and creators of all-kinds are explored through interviews and reviews. Check out news from the city’s many museums and cultural spaces with detailed accounts on recent renovations and restorations, new additions to the cultural landscape, and art history courses worthy of note. Installations in places like Palazzo Vecchio and piazza della Signoria are covered, with a keen eye on the contemporary cultural scene also.

Videos delve deeper into some works, with high-caliber exhibitions and exciting new displays to be found. Topics like Dante and the 1966 flood receive focus, as well as musicians on the scene and the latest books about Florence, Tuscany and Italy that you need to add to your reading list, sharing words from the writers. Fashion features with the latest on the shows spreading style across the city, with artisans and their crafts, monuments and more also to be found.

There’s no doubt that the Renaissance city is never short of cultural updates, with its immense heritage to be found at every turn. With an endless amount to discover, we take you through the latest as we have it, with a team of expert writers regularly contributing in-depth pieces as the art world endlessly evolves.

Art + Culture features:

  • Art
  • Culture
  • Museums
  • Heritage
  • Music
  • Exhibition reviews
  • Artisans
  • Dante
  • 1966 Florence flood
  • Italian sketches
  • Royals in Florence
  • Famous expats
  • Monuments
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