Across the river and back in time: Oltrarno in Florence

In so many ways, Florence is a city where time somehow seems to have stopped. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has set foot here or just looked at some pictures. Everywhere you turn, and without even walking into a church or a museum, you meet with that everlasting beauty that only masterpiecesContinue reading “Across the river and back in time: Oltrarno in Florence”

Fattoria di Celle – Santomato, Pistoia – Tuscany – Giuliano Gori modern art collection

The Villa of Celle in Santomato (in the Province of Pistoia), located on the nice hills between Pistoia and Prato,  originally exists already in the year 1000, but, its  present form was realized, in the late seventeenth century, by Cardinal Carlo Agostino Fabroni from Pistoia. The architect Giovanni Gambini enlarged the park, designing an English-style gardenContinue reading “Fattoria di Celle – Santomato, Pistoia – Tuscany – Giuliano Gori modern art collection”

Siena and Stars

This year Siena offers to its inhabitants and visitors a very rich program of artistic events: pop music, ballet, jazz, international music attractions, recitals and comic show. The program will go along you during all the July month. The last show is the 2 of August. If you are spending your °holidays in the beautifulContinue reading “Siena and Stars”

#Florence #La Repubblica delle idee from 6 to 9 June 2013

. Many international and Italian personalities will partecipate, from the 6 to the 9 of June, to La Repubblica delle idee, in Florence, between them: Dan Brown, Roberto Saviano, Umberto Eco, Jovanotti, Sorrentino, Frida Giannini. This is the calendar: Giovedì 6 giugno: alle 16 nel Salone dei Cinquecento di Palazzo Vecchio ‘La bellezza ci salverà’Continue reading “#Florence #La Repubblica delle idee from 6 to 9 June 2013”

Caravaggio: “The Giovanni Battista” exposed in the Cathedral of Siena

The San Giovanni Battista from Saturday 17 April is kept in the crypt of the Cathedral of Siena, until August 18. This is one of the masterpiece of Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi, coming from the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome. During the exhibition, Dialoghi 2013 organizes the Aperitives of Arts. Enjoy un aperitive under the Duomo Nuovo loggia and enjoy andContinue reading “Caravaggio: “The Giovanni Battista” exposed in the Cathedral of Siena”

La Bottega del buon caffè – Bistrot – Florence

The Bistrot, “La Bottega del buon caffè”, is an old coffee shop, transformed in frecnh-style Bistrot. Little tables, closed each others, bottles of wines on the walls, and a good Champagne menu . The dishes instead, despite they can appear having a french touch, have an unmistakable Italian taste. The best of the best. ThisContinue reading “La Bottega del buon caffè – Bistrot – Florence”

Siena – The ceiling of Cathedral is visible again

The magnificent ceiling of the Cathedral (Duomo) of Siena is visible again. This is a great news for everybody, but mainly for the travellers on the way to Siena. After an extensive refurbishment, one of the masterpiece of one of the more beautiful cities in Tuscany, has came back to be admired and to fascinateContinue reading “Siena – The ceiling of Cathedral is visible again”

Prato, Palazzo Pretorio Museum – “The plaster works art” – Jacques Lipchitz, from March 22 to May 26 2013

Palazzo Pretorio re-opens after 16 years of refurbishment works exhibiting the “The Plaster Works”, the collection of drawings and plaster works donated by the Lipchitz Foundation to the city of Prato. The Palazzo Pretorio refurbishment has not still been completed, and the the works of the Lithuanian artist are hosted on the first floor ofContinue reading “Prato, Palazzo Pretorio Museum – “The plaster works art” – Jacques Lipchitz, from March 22 to May 26 2013″

Taste, 8/9-11 March 2013, Florence

The exhibition dedicated to food excellence and the food lifestyle comes back again. Taste is the place where it is possible to meet the best international gastronomy operators and the the ever largest public of foodies. During and before the exhibition there is the “fuori di taste”. The city of Florence lives the “Taste” givingContinue reading “Taste, 8/9-11 March 2013, Florence”

The Dalì Universe in Florence – from 1 February to 25 May 2013 – Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The Dalì Universe in Florence exhibition is opened from the 1st of February. Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts this beautiful exhibition,  dedicated to the famous hispanish artist, showing more than 100 works of art including sculptures in bronze, object in glass, furniture and the very famous melted watches. There are some of the mastepiecses of theContinue reading “The Dalì Universe in Florence – from 1 February to 25 May 2013 – Palazzo Medici Riccardi”