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ART + CULTURE

Art and culture from Florence, Italy, focusing on exhibitions, museums, artisans and more.

ART + CULTURE

Science sisters: Artemisia visits the National Institute of Optics

INO Director Raffaella Fontana tells us about the conservation of Artemisia's Allegory of Inclination, using 3D digital technology.

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Honoring heroes of the past

Learn the backstory of "Heroes, a True Story" based on courageous real-life events in Fiesole during the Second World War.

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Alfredo Pirri at Florence Opera House

Take a Sunday morning tour of Alfredo Pirri's art installation on the roof of Florence Opera House

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Magliabechiana Library reopens at the Uffizi

The Biblioteca Magliabechiana is open for free to academics on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Best Florence reads this winter

The Paperback Exchange share their picks of the best Florence-based books to read this winter.

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Mino da Fiesole’s funerary monument to Hugh, Margrave of Tuscany restored

The campaign at Badia Fiorentina was made possible thanks to the non-profit Friends of Florence association.

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Best of 2022 playlist

Listen to the best up-and-coming Florentine music of 2022 on our Spotify playlist.

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Before Baedeker: how literature opened the door to Italy for British tourists

In the century before Forster’s novel was published, travel underwent a radical transformation. Routes were standardised, the first guidebooks were published and group trips were organised. So, what did people do before Baedeker?

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Gift a museum pass this Christmas

The Card del Fiorentino gives access to guided tours and unlimited admissions to many of the city's museums.

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Galleria Schema and Florence’s brush with the avant-garde

As a city with the world’s attention, how does Florence prevent its glorious heritage in culture from stifling the achievements of today?

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Rediscovered Rembrandt on show at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The Adoration of the Magi painting will be displayed alongside an exhibition on the attribution process.

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Museo Novecento: Julia Krahn exhibition

November 25 marked the International day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Museo Novecento acknowledged this day with the opening of Julia Krahn’s newest exhibition.

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The new Teatro di Fiesole

Fiesole now has a modern new theatre after two decades in the making.

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Florence Cathedral: restoration on the Porta dei Cornacchini completed

Extensive traces of colour were found on the 1359-60 sculpture of the Madonna with Child and Adoring Angels.

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Meet art historian Elaine Ruffolo

David Bach speaks with Elaine Ruffolo about art history classes, adapting during Covid, and doing tours for celebrities.

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The Coronation of the Virgin restored at the Basilica di Santo Spirito

Friends of Florence have funded the restoration of the altarpiece painted by Giovanni Maria Butteri.

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Uffizi Galleries: Roman Niobid sculptures display along Medici counterparts

Nine Niobid sculptures were recently unearthed in Roman baths near Ciampino.

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Palazzo Strozzi: Olafur Eliasson review

A review of the Nel Tuo Tempo exhibition by Olafur Eliasson, currently on at Palazzo Strozzi.

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Bronze statues discovered in Tuscany rewrite Etruscan and Roman history

Fifty years after the discovery of the Riace bronzes in 1972, the exceptional state of conservation of the statues found in San Casciano dei Bagni show the shift between the Etruscans and Romans in Tuscany.

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Meet the artists from The Florence Academy of Art

Meet 12 international artists and faculty members at The Florence Academy of Art, whose art is part of the system of continuum.

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Fridays with Artemisia at Casa Buonarroti

The project offers an exclusive opportunity to spend time up close with Artemisia Gentileschi's Allegory of Inclination.

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Louis Emory and The Reckless Few release their first album “Love Italy”

Louis Emory talks about his group The Reckless Few’s first album, Love Italy, and his upbringing in an Italian-American family.

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Stage 2 of Ognissanti Church renovations are complete

Attend the mass at Ognissanti Church on November 1 and see the freshly restored oil-on-canvas painting of Saint Francis Receives the Stigmata.

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The Maps Room at Palazzo Vecchio reopens after restoration

The maps and globe that are displayed in the room have been restored for the first time using modern techniques.

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