Search Results for nature

April 30, 2018

Man, nature and machines

Any excuse is a good one to visit mesmerising Montepulciano, even more so this spring/summer due to a top-tier Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition. Held at the Fortezza, Anatomies: Machines, Man, Nature places emphasis on the Renaissance genius’ concept that machines, the human body and nature are all governed by the same universal laws. Expect masterful […]
September 10, 2015

Internal nature: interview with jewelry designer Caterina Mariani

The Florentine is publishing this series of interviews on the occasion of Vogue Fashion’s Night Out on September 17, 2015.   Just as a butterfly grows from the caterpillar’s cocoon, Caterina Mariani has transformed from a young Florentine Polimoda student into a worldwide known jewelry and
December 4, 2014

Michelangelo’s signatures

The 450th anniversary of the death, at 88, of the great Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter and poet, Florentine Michelangelo Buonarroti, has produced a flurry of new books about him and his work. One of the best and unique among these is Carl Smith’s What’s in a
May 8, 2014

Ligozzi’s eye for nature

Jacopo Ligozzi was an important painter in the court of Francesco I de’ Medici, where he was noted as active from 1577 until his death, in Florence, in 1627. For this reason, the majority of his works are housed in the Uffizi and Pitti collections. This new exhibition at
December 13, 2012

Art and nature at odds

As one of the lowest-lying areas in Florence, the Santa Croce district bore the brunt of the dire flood that ravaged the city in November 1966, damaging innumerable art works, including several gems (now restored) that are currently exhibited in Santa Croce's refectory room, or Sala del Cenacolo. &
September 27, 2012

8,000 signatures

Local representatives of the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) recently filed a petition for a proposed law that would limit the privileges currently enjoyed by regional politicians and political parties. Called Zero Privileges, the petition, which collected 8,000 signatures, was brought to the Tuscan Regional Council in mid-September.   &
September 21, 2006
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Indulging in nature’s cures

‘Eureka!’ The treasure miners accidentally found in Monsummano wasn’t gold. The natural ‘gem’ discovered more than a hundred years ago on Giusti family property was much bigger and more unique. A cloud of hot steam rose from an opening in the earth that gave away Tuscany’s secret to good health—a natural thermal grotto that composer […]
October 20, 2005

Art communes with nature

Historically, Tuscany is a region that has always been attractive to artists because of its rich cultural heritage, luminous light, and landscape. The sculpture gardens created during the 1980s and 1990s at the Villa Gori near Pistoia, the Giardino dei Tarrocchi at Pescia Fiorentina, or the Giardino di Spoerri at
September 17, 2020

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

BEATS/ Firenze Jazz Festival September 17-20       The perfect blend of culture, music and (safely distant) sociability summarises the 4th edition of the Firenze Jazz Festival. It promises to be more memorable than ever as charming locations from the Oltrarno to the hills surrounding Florence are chosen as spots to hear the sweet strains […]
September 16, 2020

Florence Korea Film Fest 2020

We’ve all heard of Oscar winner Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho, but perhaps our knowledge of Korean cinema draws to a rather limited conclusion there. Providing ample opportunity to widen our cultural horizons, then, is the Florence Korea Film Fest, now in its 18th (be it somewhat different) edition, held from September 23 to 30 […]