Author: Cristina Acidini

Dr. Cristina Acidini is an art historian who currently holds the position of Soprintendente del Polo Museale di Firenze. She is the author of numerous publications about Renaissance art.
June 30, 2016

The Florentine female

I once heard a Venetian friend, an aesthete, say that the Florentine female carries within her the harmony of the Renaissance city and the Tuscan landscape, shaped by hills and valleys tended for millennia by humankind.  I would like to think so.   Doubtless she is the bearer of a genetic patrimony of strong regional origins. […]
May 10, 2012

Simonetta Vespucci

During 2012, The Florentine and the city of Florence are celebrating the sesquicentennial of Amerigo Vespucci's death. But what of the famed woman who also carried this last name?   In the middle of the sixteenth century in Florence, a group of scholars, philosophers and artists-actors in the