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Pitti Uomo 89

January is fashion month for Florence as three days of Pitti Uomo make it a vibrant stage for the 2016/2017 Fall/Winter menswear collections. Buyers, photographers, models, fashion bloggers, and opinion leaders converge on Florence and make their mark on a merry-go-round of events — inside and out of the event center of Fortezza da Basso. …

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Christmas in Florence

At this time of year, Florence becomes all the more majestic and beautiful, graced by the special magic of Christmas lights throughout its center and shops. Not only is there the traditional glittering tree in Piazza Duomo, we have a spellbinding display of lights and installations throughout Florence’s streets, including the grandiose installation by Michelangelo …

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The Medici Dynasty Show

For those of you who want to get to know Florence in depth and go beyond just admiring its artworks to learn how Florence came to be the cradle of the Renaissance — “The Medici Dynasty Show” has come to Florence. “The Medici Dynasty Show” is a 50-minute show in English, with two excellent actors …

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Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

A new exhibition is underway at Palazzo Strozzi, open until January 24, 2016 and called “Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana.” Featuring over 100 works by Italian artists the likes of Morelli, Guttuso, and Casorati, and world-famed artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse — to name just a few — the …

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Autumn Exhibitions: Five Not to Miss

If you are mourning the end of summer, take heart — fall promises to be full of events sure to make all art lovers (and others!) happy with over five exhibitions not to be missed! Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana This exhibition explores the relationship between art and religion from the …

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Gelato Festival

In early October — the 1st to the 4th, to be exact — the European final of the GELATO FESTIVAL is slated to take place in Florence. About twenty master gelato makers from throughout Italy as well as Europe will meet in Florence for a challenge to the last bite! The public will have a …

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August in Florence

August is here, and for those in town, here are a few ideas on how to spend this hot month in Florence. Museums open at night With the warm weather, tourists flock to Florence, but when the summer heat sets in, walking around town in the sun can get hard. They often end up holing …

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Opening night at Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva’s Rooftop Bar

Last Thursday, May 21 was the official opening party of the new season of Three Sixty, Grand Hotel Minerva’s Rooftop Bar. After last summer’s success, once again you can come here to sip a poolside drink and enjoy happy hour food with Florence in all its splendor as the backdrop for your evening. The opening …

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Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis

It’s seven o’clock and the mood for happy hour strikes. I decide to treat myself to something different than the usual bar and go to a place with extra class, so I head to try out the famous Champagne Ritual at the St. Regis Hotel. I’m ready to see the “sabrage” ritual — opening the …

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Exhibition: “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenist World.”

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has opened another fascinating exhibition called “Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenist World,” open until June 21, 2015. The exhibition tells the story of artistic developments in the Hellenist age, from the 4th to 1st centuries BCE, achieved through the use of bronze, which made it possible to create …

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