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February in Florence

February is the most romantic month of the year. Florence awaits you with all its magic and  elegance, offering a selection of “sweet” events, romantic dinners, art, and literature. The once-a-month free entry to all state museums, #Sundayatthemuseum, will be February 5 this month. Looking for something different than the old stand-bys of the Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery? How about the secret bedroom of Bianca Cappello, lover turned wife of Francesco I de Medici, the nexus of many a love

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I Medici

After Inferno, Florence finds itself once again a big screen star. On October 18, RAI 1 broadcast the world premiere of the first episode of the TV series "The Medici" and it's already a huge hit. A major international production with a star-studded cast, it features the likes of Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman and the acclaimed Richard Madden, star of the TV series Game of Thrones. In eight episodes, for now it is being broadcast only in Italy, but it will be sold internationally soon

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What’s going on in Florence in April

When springtime in Florence is in full bloom, the city is a wellspring of ideas to spend your free time. Excite your senses or pique your interest with trips to art and craft exhibitions, film festivals and international events, wonderful tastings and outdoor events, and unforgettable leisurely tours of magnificent gardens. Need a few useful tips to help you decide what to do in Florence in April?

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March in Florence

March is a fabulous time to visit Florence, as the days grow longer, spring arrives, and the weather turns sunny and pleasant. Summer's hot muggy days are still far away, and the brisk air of March is ideal for exploring a city of art like Florence. What's more, March in Florence is chock full of events! March 8 is International Women's Day, just one of many events not to be missed. One of the most anticipated events is the Taste Fair. Now in its 11th year, this top-notch food Festival brings

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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. This 89th Pitti Uomo's theme is PITTI GENERATION(S), about the coexistence of different generations in today's fashions and styles. These days, your age is

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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 Pistoletto at the Mercato Centrale. Florence is also readying for the holidays with events and markets throughout town,

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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 supported by videos and other multimedia to take us over the history of the Medici family and the city of Florence. The Medici family's brilliant foresight and patronage made the fame of our immortal

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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 exhibition invites us to think about the relationship between art and religion. The artworks span from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century,forging a dialogue

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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 mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Works shown include masterpieces by Italian artists (the likes of Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati,

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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 hand in choosing the winner by tasting and voting on their favorite gelato flavor. You get to choose from a selection of flavors invented especially for the occasion. You might try, for instance, the Mojito

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Una visita alla scoperta dei segreti legati al sole di Santa Maria Novella, che vi svelerà il funzionamento delle meridiane e di tutti i curiosi strumenti che adornano la facciata. In maniera semplice, Simone Bartolini, funzionario cartografo dell’IGM e curatore principale della messa in opera delle meridiane di SMN, vi spiegherà come leggere tali strumenti facendovi sentire come come dei novelli Galileo. Non solo, potrete osservare la manifestazione del solstizio d’estate direttamente nella basilica, un evento che accade solo una volta l’anno (nuvole permettendo).
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Solstizio d'Estate a Santa Maria Novella, osservazione guidata

June 22, 2017, 12:15pm - June 22, 2017, 6:30am

22 Giugno ore 12,15 - Basilica di Santa Maria Novella Osservazione guidata del solstizio d'Estate Circa 440 anni fa il frate ed astronomo Egnazio Danti (già cartografo alla corte di Cosimo I de Medici) poneva sulla facciata di Santa Maria Novella alcuni strumenti scientifici di varie forme e natura che ancora oggi continuano a calcolare il tempo e a meravigliare chi li osserva. Ultimamente sono state completate anche le linee meridiane progettate dal Danti per determinare alcuni momenti astronomici come gli equinozi ed i solstizi. Le meridiane funzionano grazie ai fori gnomici realizzati in epoca rinascimentale che proiettano su di queste la luce solare in particolari giorni dell’anno. Proprio in occasione del solstizio d’estate, particolare momento astronomico che Danti misurava per determinare l’inclinazione dell’asse terrestre, abbiamo deciso di spiegarvi il funzionamento delle meridiane e di tutti i curiosi strumenti che adornano la facciata. In maniera semplice vi spiegheremo come leggere tali strumenti e farvi sentire come dei novelli Galileo. Non solo, potrete osservare la manifestazione del solstizio d’estate direttamente nella basilica, un evento che accade solo una volta l’anno (nuvole permettendo). La visita, per sua natura scientifica, sarà tenuta da Simone Bartolini, funzionario cartografo dell’IGM e curatore principale della messa in opera delle meridiane di SMN ed autore di numerosi pubblicazioni sull’argomento. - Il costo della visita guidata è di 10 euro per persona, comprensivo di auricolari personali. Per partecipare all’evento: dovrete mandare una mail a media@smn.it con il vostro nominativo, numero partecipanti e numero di telefono. Per motivi organizzativi la visita non potrà accogliere più di 50 partecipanti.

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