Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition

The Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art reopens, after the completion of the futuristic spaceship-shaped extension by the Rotterdam-based Indonesian architect Maurice Nio, and of the renovation of the original building designed by the Rationalist architect Italo Gamberini.,presents the exhibition The End of the World. Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showingContinue reading “Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition”

Meeting masterpieces. Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo, from 5th October to 6th January, in Palazzo Pretorio museum in Prato, Tuscany

Palazzo Pretorio museum in Prato will host the extra ordinare exhibition of ‘Meeting masterpieces. Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo and the Tuscan and Venetian Masters from the Banca Popolare di Vicenza Collection, from 5 October 2014 to 6 January 2015. This will be an opportunity to see together the most important artworks from the collection of theContinue reading “Meeting masterpieces. Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo, from 5th October to 6th January, in Palazzo Pretorio museum in Prato, Tuscany”

Pictorial cycle of Filippo Lippi – Cappella Maggiore, Cathedral of Prato – Tuscany

The pictorial #cycle of Filippo Lippi occupies the #Cappella_Maggiore of the #Cathedral_of_Prato. It is one of the masterpieces of the #renaissance period, and it covers a a surface of 400 m2 (4,300 sq ft). It was painted, in the period from 1452 and 1465,  by Fra Filippo Lippi and his assistants, and between them, there was also #Fra_Diamante. AtContinue reading “Pictorial cycle of Filippo Lippi – Cappella Maggiore, Cathedral of Prato – Tuscany”

From Donatello to Lippi. Officina Pratese – Palazzo Pretorio – Prato

The exhibition  ‘From Donatello to Lippi. Officina Pratese’, takes place in the refurbished museum of Palazzo Pretorio and has been curated by Andrea De Marchi and Cristina Gnoni Mavarelli.During the fifteenth century, in the early #renaissance, the major artists of the period operated in the city of Prato. Artists of the calibre of #Donatello, #Michelozzo,Continue reading “From Donatello to Lippi. Officina Pratese – Palazzo Pretorio – Prato”

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″

Il Nuovo Mondo by Paolo Sacchetti, one of the best Italian Patisserie, an hidden gem in Prato, Tuscany

Discerning travellers moving to Tuscany, good food lovers, people ever searching hidden gems are highly recommended to visit “Il Nuovo Mondo Pasticceria”  by Paolo Sacchetti. Paolo is a well known maitre patissier. He is the 2012 italian champion but despite that, as he sells his marvelous patisserie only in his shop in Prato, and asContinue reading “Il Nuovo Mondo by Paolo Sacchetti, one of the best Italian Patisserie, an hidden gem in Prato, Tuscany”

The Forte dei Marmi market moves to Prato

Today the famous and glamour market organized in Forte dei Marmi (the luxury destination located in Versilia) Sunday summer has moved to Prato, in the Cathedral square. The market is in front of the marvelous Cathedral of Prato, where one of the most important fresco by Filippo Lippi is hosted. The Pratesi could buy at homeContinue reading “The Forte dei Marmi market moves to Prato”