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ART + CULTURE

San Miniato: the ultimate Florentine community

The Monumental Cemetery of the Sainted Doors sits in the shadows of the more than 1,000-year-old Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, the highest point in the city.

ART + CULTURE

Shelley and Tuscany

Two hundred years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, a conference organized by Riccardo Roni and Angelo Chiantelli will take place on June 5 at Villa di Corliano.

THINGS TO DO

Opera and Florence merge in MaggioMusicArt

The four cultural experiences offered by Destination Florence and Teatro del Maggio consist of exclusive occasions of opera coupled with themed itineraries.

ART + CULTURE

The Bank of Italy in Florence

The Bank of Italy in Florence is an imposing Neo Renaissance-style building along via dell'Oriuolo that dates to between 1865 and 1869.

ART + CULTURE

Amalia Moretti Foggia della Rovere

Amalia Moretti Foggia della Rovere, aka “Petronilla”, was one of the first woman doctors in Italy as well as a leading journalist.

ART + CULTURE

Black History Month in Florence, 2022

Three exhibitions at MAD Murate Art District centre on Afro-descendant artists from February 10 through to April 2, 2022, curated in collaboration with Black History Month Florence.

ART + CULTURE

Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia

On March 20, 1944, a member of the Royal House of Karadjordjevic and the last king of Yugoslavia, Peter II married Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark in a ceremony ...

NEWS

Palazzo del Bargello restored

The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone ...

NEWS

Restoration to begin on the Brancacci Chapel

Restoration is set to begin on the Brancacci Chapel, the crowning jewel of the Carmine church, but the artistic treasure trove will not close during the year-long operation. There’s a ...

NEWS

San Giorgio alla Costa restored

The restoration inside the San Giorgio e Spirito Santo alla Costa church has been completed after three years.         The church, located along the steep Costa San ...

VIDEO

Restoration Conversations: The New Woman behind the Camera

  From the 1920s to the 1950s, women photographers changed history, by capturing it. Here, Linda Falcone speaks with Andrea Nelson, curator of the exhibition at the National Gallery of ...

ART + CULTURE

The New Woman Behind the Camera

On November 16, at 6.30pm in Italy, tune into Restoration Conversations, the newest episode of the online interview series, featuring exhibition curator Andrea Nelson, on the groundbreaking show at the ...

THINGS TO DO

Selfie Museum: simply insta-worthy

In a trendy format with international success, a new space where TikTok and Instagram lovers can indulge in a two-hour selfie-taking experience has recently opened its doors in the heart ...

ART + CULTURE

Le Arti Orafe: where the next generation of jewellers are forged

Chinking metal on metal and hissing naked flames form the soundtrack to lab time at the Oltrarno’s LAO – Le Arti Orafe jewellery-making school. Turn off bustling via dei Serragli ...

ART + CULTURE

Historic herbarium: Centro Studi Erbario Tropicale 

On entering the main two rooms of the research centre in via La Pira, Professor Riccardo Maria Baldini concedes that your first impression might be that of a cemetery. Cabinets ...

ART + CULTURE

Restoring Ognissanti Church

Majestically positioned near the Arno River, the Franciscan church in borgo Ognissanti dates to 1251. In addition to 15th-century frescoes by Ghirlandaio, you’ll find the earthly resting places of Botticelli ...

ART + CULTURE

Summer reading list about Italy

Beach ball: check. Bikini: check. A good book: not yet. Here’s our pick of Italy-centric reads for the summer months ahead, wherever you plan to spend the dog days.   ...

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Agitu Ideo Gudeta Fellowship for the Live Works programme at Centrale Fies

In Fall of 2020, BHMF was invited to join Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfaù, of Razzismo Brutta Storia, and Simone Frangi and Barbara Boninsegna, of the Centrale Fies in Dro (Trento), to ...

ART + CULTURE

Enrico Magnani Pescia handmade paper

Note it in your diary today so you won’t miss this unique upcoming event. From September 16 to 19, the 27th edition of the Artigianato e Palazzo exhibition will be ...

ART + CULTURE

MQBMBQ: Pluralizing Blackness in Italy

Over the past two years, Black History Month Florence initiated a dialogue with Jordan Anderson, a multifaceted, young creative based in Milan.      The exchange was originally born from ...

ART + CULTURE

Dive into Dante this summer

If beach days seem eternal and you’re craving culture this summer, then take a deep dive into Dante as celebrations for the Supreme Poet continue with top-class exhibitions and even ...

COMMUNITY

St. Mark’s English Church

To encourage trade through the port of Livorno, Grand Duke Ferdinand I de’ Medici passed an edict in 1595 that allowed freedom of religion to all merchants. Soon, an English ...

ART + CULTURE

Lewis Hammond exhibition at the Casa Masaccio

March 27 was the public presentation, albeit virtually, of the exhibition by the young, yet seasoned British artist Lewis Hammond with his first Italian institutional exhibition While We Were Sleeping ...

ART + CULTURE

The Busatti Family: weavers since 1842

A friend telephoned me a month ago and said, “I’m coming by to take you to see a real piece of industrial archaeology”. He did that and so much more. ...

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