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 of the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York. We are taken on a journey through Surrealist, Expressionist, Abstract and Pop Art movements (though only one of the contemporary artists shown is still living.) Over 100 European and American art works on are display,

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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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Christmas magic amidst lace, silk and embroidery

The season is upon us — glittering firs, the scent of cinnamon... in the mood for snow while sneaking bites of Christmas cake. We get inspired to decorate our homes and bake reindeer-shaped cookies. This is the season of little pleasures, sipping coffee together at breakfast, sitting by a fire and keeping warm together, stealing a minute from her hectic cold days to tell someone we love them, and, of course, presents under the tree. Yes, presents too. Because Christmas may be about spirit, love

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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 of year, there is even more reason to visit — the Toscana '900 exhibition, open throughout the Christmas season until January 10, 2016, organized by the Region of Tuscany and the

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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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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 Ghiberti, Andrea Pisano, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Luca della Robbia, and Andrea del Verrocchio. Engraved in white marble in the first

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“Konnubio” Restaurant



It goes without saying by know that Florentine steak is a "must try" when you go to eat out in Florence, up there with ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, and other classic delicious dishes part of our local cuisine. This is exactly why it feels great when you have a chance to try an alternative restaurant, serving something different than the dishes you have seen a hundred times, where the atmosphere is casual but refined and the feel very laid back. If you are ready to try new out

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