Category Archive: Monuments and museums

New Palazzo Strozzi exhibition: From Kandinsky to Pollock

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi impresses once again — this time with a journey between Europe and America taken through the collections of Peggy Guggenheim and her uncle Solomon. From the very first room of the show, we can appreciate the curators’ meticulous work as they deftly used light and rounded walls to recreate the magic …

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Toscana ’900 exhibition

Villa Bardini is one of Florence’s most beautiful, hidden-away locations, and it would be worth visiting if only for its wonderful scenic position — you can get a shot of Florence’s Duomo from a perfect perspective — and its Italian-style garden is considered among the ten finest in Italy. And now, only at this time …

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New Opera del Duomo Museum

On October 29, after more than two years of remodeling, the Opera del Duomo museum reopened its doors. This beautiful museum covers three floors and a breathtaking scenic terrace. Inside there are over 750 works, including marble, bronze and silver statues and reliefs, with masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Donatello, Arnolfo di Cambio, Lorenzo …

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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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Dalì Meets Dante

Marking the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Palazzo Medici Riccardi has joined forces with The Dalí Universe to put on a one-of-a-kind exhibition until September 27: Dalí Meets Dante. Dalí’s world-renowned genius is on display, proving once again he is deserving of the title of genius. He applied this genius, taking a psychoanalytic eye to …

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New exhibition at Museo Ferragamo

Among the key missions of a museum is finding the right balance between displaying works of art and preserving them. This is precisely what the Museo Ferragamo at Palazzo Spini Feroni sought to do with the “Un Palazzo è la città” — “a building is the city” — which will be up until April 2016. …

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Touring Florence’s Cathedral

I recently had the chance to try out three tours organized by CAF Tour & Travel and learn about exceptional, little-known places in Florence’s magnificent Cathedral, Baptistery and Sculptors’ Workshop. These tours revealed places in Florence I hadn’t even imagined existed! All three tours showed a short film about Florence during the Renaissance, an explanation …

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Picasso and Spanish Modernity

From now until January 25, 2015, Palazzo Strozzi is opening a window on modern art with its new exhibition focusing on one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century,Pablo Picasso. “Picasso and Spanish Modernity” shows a selection of about 90 works in which we can see how Picasso’s genius has influenced other artists such …

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Santa Maria Novella

After so many posts on so many different subjects, we realized we had yet to tell you about our most illustrious neighbor, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. For this very purpose, today I went to visit it. In 1121 it was already a monastery for Dominican friars; in 1470 it was expanded to its …

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