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 between different styles, running the gamut from Morelli's realist painting to Previati's

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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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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 illustrate in watercolors Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy. The exhibition is organized in three sections depicting Hell, Purgatory and

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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. The exhibition lets visitors to Florence learn about it from a different vantage point and discover how the magnificent Palazzo in Piazza Santa Trinità has played a key role in Florence's

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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 up in their hotel with air conditioning, or if it's at our hotel, in the pool! But when evening falls, they are sorry to have missed the museums and monuments. The City of Florence is here to help, having

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Cooking lessons: fresh homemade pasta

We met at 11:30 in the morning under the column in Piazza Santa Trinita. Roberta and I were ready! We both made a quick call to our moms (who both laughed when we told them what we were about to do...oh my!), while the other participants joined us. At 11:45 am on the nose, the C4 tour organized by the CAF agency began. What lie ahead for us? Cooking lessons: today we would make fresh homemade pasta! We crossed the bridge to get to the workshop. The simple space had steel tables with 4–5

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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 party was a huge success, with a full house of guests relishing a lavish spread and live music. The Rooftop Bar has two terraces: the Chiostri Terrace and the Pool

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“Da Pescatore” restaurant

If you're looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion, a romantic dinner or just to treat yourself nice, the "Da Pescatore" restaurant is the place to go.

As soon as you come in, you'll be impressed by the column shaped like a champagne glass for the special panache it gives the place! The reception was superb. As soon as we were seated, we couldn't fail to notice how much privacy and space there is between each table. And then we noticed something funny: was the table

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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 champagne bottle with a saber!

This is a place brimming with feeling — that's the only way I can think to describe the relaxing atmosphere enjoyed on the comfortable sofas in their winter garden. A

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