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The Carrand collection at the Bargello Museum

Everyone knows the Museum of the Bargello in Florence as a great sculpture museum, but not many know that it is also the most important museum of applied arts in Italy, thanks to the so-called "Carrand collection" here exposed.

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Michelangelo's works at the Museum of the Bargello

The Museum of the Bargello in Florence hosts important masterpieces of the most famous Renaissance sculptor. We're talking about Michelangelo Buonarroti, of course, which has his own hall at the museum.

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In the shadow of power - Theatrical performance at the Bargello

A theatrical performance will be presented at the Bargello Museum in these first day of 2017 narrating stories, anecdotes and secrets of this palace.

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Giovanni dal Ponte (1385-1437) - The protagonist of Late Gothic Humanism on display at the Accademia Gallery

Up to 12 March 2017, the Accademia Gallery hosts the first monographic exhibition dedicated to the Florentine painter Giovanni di Marco (1385-1437), better known with the nickname Giovanni dal Ponte, since his shop was located in Piazza Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence.

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From Palace of the Captain of the People to Bargello Museum

Throughout its long history, the Palace of the Bargello has had different functions and purposes, still remaining at the center of Florence's city life.

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David's Tribune

David's Tribune

Florence, Italy

Michelangelo's David is placed, inside the Accademia Gallery, under a special tribune designed by Emilio de Fabris. It's a square-shaped at the end of what currently is the Corridor of Prisons, with a closure at the top by a skylight for natural lighting on the sculpture.

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Bartolini Plaster Cast Gallery at the Accademia Gallery

The Plaster Cast Gallery at the Accademia contains models created by Lorenzo Bartolini, artist and professor, in an environment that ideally recreates the atmosphere of a sculpture studio of the XIX century, very similar to that one that Bartolini had in Borgo San Frediano.

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Accademia Gallery: works not to be missed

The Accademia Gallery in Florence is really full of works of art to see and admire. But here we mention the most important ones, the works that you definitely have to see at your first visit.

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A tour in Florence on the trail of David

With its 5.17 meters of pure beauty made from a single block of Carrara marble, Michelangelo's David is the male perfection, a masterpiece that radiates strength and energy. Not for nothing it is one of the most popular statues in the world. And we have it here, in Florence: the original and two copies.

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San Giorgio by Donatello: a holy warrior exposed at the Bargello

The San Giorgio by Donatello is part of the fourteen statues of the patron of the arts in Florence sculpted for the external niches of the Orsanmichele church. Made of Apuan marble and 209 cm high, the work dates from 1415 to 1417 and was commissioned by the Art of Armor and Sword. From 1891 it is preserved in the National Museum of the Bargello.

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Gothic Florence at the Accademia Gallery

The last section of the Accademia Gallery is dedicated to painting from the XIII to the XV century in Florence, with the oldest works of the whole gallery.

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The Tondo Pitti by Michelangelo

The Tondo Pitti is a marble bas-relief realized by Michelangelo between 1503 and 1504 and hosted at the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence. It is one of the most important works done by the artist, one of the most famous, dating from the same years in which Michelangelo was carving the David.

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How a genius works: the creative spirit of Michelangelo

From the biographical chronicles by Vasari and Condivi we know that when the creative spirit took possession of him, Michelangelo was able to work uninterrupted for several consecutive days. He could not even sleep for days, or wear the same clothes and the same shoes, never changing them. Let's discover how he worked...

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Bargello's tower and bell

Bargello's tower and bell

Florence, Italy

Alongside the Palazzo del Bargello, between the Canto del Bargello and the corner of Via Ghibellina, we find a tower 57 meters high which indicates the position of the Palazzo del Bargello. It's the Volognana tower.

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Della Robbia at the National Museum of the Bargello

The Della Robbia were sculptors and artists specialized in glazed terracotta, so much that the family has become the symbol of the colorful majolica. Their works, and in particular those of Andrea and Giovanni, are held in Florence, at the Bargello Museum, in two rooms specially dedicated to them.

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Summer at the Bargello 2016: two months of shows at the National Museum of the Bargello

As every year, the courtyard of the National Museum of the Bargello is back again to host the Summer festival at the Bargello, held every summer in the centuries-old courtyard of the museum among theater, dance and music.

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Musical instruments at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery hosts a whole section dedicated to antique musical instruments, including instruments created by the lutist Antonio Stradivari and Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

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Accademia Gallery: The History

The Accademia Gallery is the most important museum in Florence dedicated to sculpture. Here is its history...

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David and anatomy, Michelangelo and the study of corpses

Michelangelo is universally recognized for his extraordinary skill in molding marble, producing statues that looked real for their accurate anatomical details. But how could Michelangelo reproduce with such accuracy and precision anatomical details?

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Verrocchio and the mid XV century sculpture at the Bargello Museum

The Hall of Verrocchio and the mid XV century sculpture at the Bargello Museum hosts sculpture mostly coming from the Uffizi Gallery, the Medici and Lorraine collections among which stands out the bronze David by Verrocchio.

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The Islamic collection at the Bargello Museum

The Islamic collection is one of the jewels of the Bargello Museum in Florence. The hall, adjacent to the tower, belongs to the oldest part of the building and includes work in various materials, from textile to ivory, from gold to silver.

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Michelangelo's David all over the world

Michelangelo's David is considered almost unanimously the synthesis of perfection and beauty. The original statue is hosted in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, but the famous Renaissance statue has a large number of copies all over the world.

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The Hall of Donatello and the XV century sculpture at the Bargello Museum

The Museum of the Bargello in Florence devotes an entire room to Donatello and to the most famous sculptors of his time.

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Michelangelo's Prisoners at the Galleria dell'Accademia

At the Accademia Gallery, in Florence, alongside the corridor leading to the famous David by Michelangelo, stand four imposing statues sculpted by the same Michelangelo, referred to as the "Prisoners" or "Slave.

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The marble David by Donatello

We know almost everything about the David by Michelangelo and we have already spoken of the bronze David by Donatello, now we are going to analyze the marble version kept at the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence.

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Curiosities about Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David is an undisputed masterpiece of the Florentine art history. We already know a lot of things about it but now we want to tell you some trivia that few people know.

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Donatello's David

Donatello's David

Florence, Italy

The most famous David of the Florentine Renaissance is undoubtedly that of Michelangelo, but other David exist that have nothing to envy the more famous one. In particular, Donatello created not one but two David, one in bronze and one in marble, housed in the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence.

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Accademia Gallery Must-sees

Accademia Gallery Must-sees

Florence, Italy

The Accademia Gallery in Florence is so full of extraordinary works of art that it's high the risk of losing something. You cannot arrive unprepared at the entrance, so here there's a nice list with all the things you have to see in each hall... in order to avoid passing in front of an incredible work of art without even realizing it!

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The Chapel of Mary Magdalene at the Bargello Museum

Among the various rooms that make up the Bargello Museum there is also a chapel on the first floor, called the Chapel of Mary Magdalene.

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Carlo Portelli's works on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia

The Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence dedicates to the painter Carto Portelli, an unknown artist to the vast majority of its visitors, the exhibition "Carlo Portelli. An eccentric painter between Rosso Fiorentino and Vasari."

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David's nose

David's nose

Florence, Italy

Symbol of Florence and work of extraordinary beauty, Michelangelo's David is one of the most famous and admired sculpure in the world. Many original stories circulate around it, one in particular, that we are going to tell you today, concerns his pretty nose...

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Michelangelo and XVI century sculpture at the Bargello Museum

Among the various rooms at the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence the most visited is undoubtedly that of Michelangelo and the XVI century sculpture.

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The Bargello's courtyard

The Bargello's courtyard

Florence, Italy

The Bargello museum consists of several rooms, each of which is home to extraordinary artistic masterpieces. But entering, the first thing that strikes the visitor is its courtyard.

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The Accademia Gallery is the most appreciated museum in Italy

TripAdvisor, the international community for travelers from all over the world, annually releases a list of the Travelers' Choice Awards, defined by an algorithm that is based on the reviews and opinions expressed by users over the 12 months. The result is that the best museum in Italy is the Accademia Gallery in Florence.

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From the Bargello to the gallows

Nowadays the Museum of the Bargello in Florence treasures precious and important Renaissance statues but originally it was a prison and seat of the police authority. Here convicts were imprisoned, sometimes tortured, and from here started their final journey.

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Galleria dell'Accademia: hall of the Colossus

When we talk about the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, our thoughts go straight to the David and the powerful sculptures by Michelangelo. Actually, however, the museum also features other masterpieces that are definitely worth admiring, like the paintings in the hall of the Colossus.

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The Drunken Bacchus at the Bargello

The Drunken Bacchus, at the Museo del Bargello, is the most mysterious and debated work by Michelangelo.

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All About Michelangelo's David

Considered among the most beautiful scultures ever seen by humanity, Michelangelo's David is one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. Like all precious and important things also David has a special history, let's discover it together.

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Bargello National Museum: the story

The Bargello National Museum is the largest museum of Italian sculpture, and also the most important in the world for the Renaissance sculpture. It houses masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghiberti, Cellini, Giambologna, Ammannati and other important sculptors, as well as a large collection of applied arts.

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Franciscan art on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia

Until next October 11 the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence presents the exhibition "Franciscan art: masterpieces of art and Asian lands from the 13th to the 15th" that documents the artistic production of Franciscan matrix highlighting at the same time, the extraordinary work of evangelization of the Franciscans in Asia, from the Holy Land to China.

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Happy ending for Orpheus and Eurydice at the Bargello Museum

The National Museum of the Bargello in Florence hosts until October 11 the exhibition "The Ascent of Orpheus: Between and Beyond Representation and Abstraction," which contains the works of the American artist Adi Da Samraj.

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The Palio of Siena between past and present

The Palio of Siena is much more than a traditional festival, organized for tourism, the prize is - and those who took part in it knows - the life of the people of Siena. The event has really remote origins, so much so that some regulations still valid today, date back to 1644, when it was held the first prize with horses, first of a long, uninterrupted series.

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The Archaic Candour of Henri Rousseau in Venice

Until September 6, Palazzo Ducale in Venice hosts an exhibition dedicated to Henri Rousseau and entitled "Archaic Candour". Also known as the Douanier, Rousseau was a central personality of the figurative arts between the late XIX century and the period of the avant garde, famous for dreamlike atmospheres, forests and enchanting landscapes.

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Mercantia Certaldo: Street Theatre Festival

From July 15 to 19 in the delightful village of Certaldo, in the center of the Chianti region, there's Mercantia, an extraordinary street theatre festival that, every night, when the sun disappears below the horizon, turns the medieval town in a fairy tales land.

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The Spatial Concepts by Lucio Fontana in Turin

After a recent restoration the great Lucio Fontana's Spatial Concept (1952) is again visible to the public. Wunderkammer space in the Gallery of Modern Art in Turin dedicates to the Italo-Argentine artist an exhibition that brings together, after many years, some of his most significant works.

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Volterra: mysterious Tuscany

If you want to visit a different Tuscany, we recommend to book your next holidays in Volterra, among Etruscan ruins, medieval architecture, Renaissance paintings and a very original territory. Volterra is a magical town where historical tradition joins a beautiful and special nature.

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TERRANTICA. Faces, myths and images of the Earth in the ancient world on display in Rome

Until October 11, the Coliseum hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the worship of the Earth, from prehistory to the imperial age. "Terrantica. Faces, myths and images of the Earth in the ancient world", forms part of the issues addressed by Expo 2015, as a reflection on the power of Mother Earth, between human and divine, as the mother of all living things, in its particular generative and nourishing value.

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Expo Milano 2015: The countdown begins

We're almost there, missing very little at the beginning of Expo 2015, the Universal Exhibition hosted in Milan from May 1 to October 31. It will be the biggest event ever organized about food and nutrition.

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Medici villas in Tuscany

Medici villas in Tuscany

Florence, Italy

The Florentine Medici family counts among its ranks bankers, politicians and even popes. Known as the most important Florentine family, they used their great power and their immense wealth to rule Florence, collect an immense artistic patrimony and build majestic villas in the entire territory of Tuscany.

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Chagall. Love and Life in Rome

Love is everywhere in the new exhibition at the Cloister of Bramante in Rome until July 26. It could not be otherwise since the protagonist is Marc Chagall, the Russian painter of Jewish origin.

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Back in time in Siena on the Nature Train

From March 22 to May 31, the Nature Trains bring visitors back in time with the rhythms of a bygone era when travel meant also linger, enjoy the scenery, experiencing a vaguely "surreal" sensation in the carriages of a completely original steam train that will cross the most beautiful landscapes in the province of Siena.

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Matisse and East suggestions on display in Rome

The influences exercised by the East on the painting of Henri Matisse are on display until June 21 at the Quirinal Stables in Rome with "Matisse Arabesque", an exhibition that brings together over a hundred works by the French artist from the major museums in the world.

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The mind of Leonardo. Leonardo's drawings from the Codex Atlanticus in Milan

Until October 31, Milan hosts the exhibition "The mind of Leonardo. Leonardo's drawings from the Codex Atlanticus", an event that focuses on the personality of Leonardo, the richness of the themes he touched, the variety of his fields of interest and study and his particular art during the Italian Renaissance.

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Discovering Brunello and its territory

One of the most famous Italian wines, Brunello di Montalcino, grows in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, the Val d'Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.

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The winter charm in Rome

Most tourists visit Rome in summer but, actually, altough it is always an extraordinary city, in winter it has a special charm, which remains hidden to most tourists.

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Van Gogh and his farmers on display in Milan

"Van Gogh. The man and the earth" - till March 8 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan - is an exhibition that presents a completely new interpretation of the works by Van Gogh, focusing on issues related to Expo 2015: earth and its fruits, rural life, the cycle of seasons marked by the activity of plowing, sowing and harvesting.

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A relaxing holiday at the natural springs in Tuscany

Tuscany offers to its visitors almost everything: art and culture, nature, good food and also rest and relax at the thermal springs. This extraordinary region has a wide selection of natural thermal waters and extraordinary spas. So, start choosing the best accommodation in Tuscany - villas, hotels, B&B or a holiday home - and get ready to enjoy!

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Mario Sironi at the Vittoriano in Rome

One of the greatest masters of the Italian XX century, Mario Sironi, is presented until 8th February 2015 with the major retrospective "Mario Sironi. 1885-1961" at the Vittoriano in Rome.

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Christmas markets and more in Tuscany

Christmas spirit is in the air and we are starting to breathe it in all of Tuscany where, from here to Christmas and beyond, so many events will create an embarrassing wealth of options for those who have decided to spend their Christmas holidays in Tuscany.

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Amedeo Modigliani et ses amis in Pisa

On display at the Palazzo Blu in Pisa an exhibition dedicated to Amedeo Modigliani, bohemian artist who has reinvented the art of his time and embodied the tormented artist of the twentieth century.

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Discovering the Etruscan Tuscany

For history buffs Tuscany has a lot to offer. Starting from the ancient Etruscan civilization that occupied these lands long before the Romans, between the IX and the III century. Who wants to discover the Etruscan Tuscany will be spoiled for choice among the various paths that wind through the towns and villages that were founded by this people from Volterra to Fiesole, from Arezzo to Populonia.

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Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi - The art of stage costumes at the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti

The Costume Gallery in the Pitti Palace dedicates, until next January 11, an exhibition to one of the great masters of Italian creativity in the service of cinema, the costume designer Piero Tosi, awarded in 2013 with an honorary Academy Award.

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Lights in Florence on the XX century

On the centenary of the Modern Art Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence (1914-2014) an exhibition devoted to the museum’s twentieth-century collections.

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Discovering Chianti by bike

Discovering Chianti by bike

Florence, Italy

A perfect holiday in Tuscany certainly can not disregard a visit to Chianti and its delicious wine cellars and wineries. So book a farmhouse surrounded by vineyards and start a nice tasting tour among wines and breathtaking scenery!

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Memling, the Flemish Renaissance at the Quirinal Stables in Rome

An ambitious initiative is underway at the Quirinal Stables in Rome, where for the first time, until 18 January 2015, the Italian public will have the opportunity to discover Hans Memling, the artist who, in the second half of the fifteenth century, became the most important painter of Bruges and influenced many Italian artists, such as Leonardo and Raphael.

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From Guercino to Caravaggio.The Baroque on display in Rome at Palazzo Barberini

Until February 8, Palazzo Barberini in Rome opens to the exhibition that Sir Denis Mahon - a great collector of art and British art historian, who died in 2011 at 101 - had longed for his hundredth birthday.

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A visit to Pienza, the city of pecorino cheese

Tuscany is known around the world for its culinary delights, most notably cheese and especially pecorino cheese. A holiday in a farmhouse in Pienza will surely give you the opportunity to discover extraordinary landscapes and delicious flavors of the region, among all, the pecorino cheese.

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Oltrarno in Florence: the most genuine and original side of the city

For your next visit in Florence book an accommodation in the area called the Oltrarno, where today are still alive the oldest traditions and habits of times gone.

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The best of the Val D'Orcia

The Val d'Orcia is the area stretching between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. It is an ideal base for a holiday in Tuscany, full of excellent and typical accommodations.

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Art in Florence between XVI and XVII centuries: Pure, Simple and Natural

Up to November 2, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence will host the exhibition "Pure simple and natural. Art in Florence between XVI and XVII centuries", the result of a thorough critical-scientific study on Florentine painting of that period.

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Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Florence, Italy

Lovers of classical music cannot miss summer in Florence. From May to September in fact it takes place the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, an extraordinary festival that every year gather enthusiasts from around the world with a great quality program of music and art.

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The fortunes of the Primitives on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia

Until 8 December, the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Florentine museum which houses the original Michelangelo's David, is hosting an exhibition entitled "The Fortunes of the Primitives. Italian art treasures from the collections of the XVIII and XIX centuries. "

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Sacred Splendors. The Treasure of the Chapel of the Relics on display at Palazzo Pitti

From June 10 to November 2 at the Silver Museum in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, you can admire precious religious artefacts from the Chapel of the Relics.

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Autumn is the month of mushrooms in Tuscany!

For mushroom lovers, the best time to visit Tuscany is undoubtedly fall. The autumn climate is ideal for growing mushrooms with still warm temperatures and damp conditions of the soil. Book an accommodation in the countryside and start searching and tasting (!) these delicious autumn fruits of the earth.

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Van Gogh's masterpieces in a multimedia exhibition in Florence

Van Gogh's paintings are indoubtely fascinating. But, in the multimedia exhibition held in Florence until April 12 - Van Gogh Alive. The Experience - they become a truely multi-sensory experience.

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14-2014 d.C. : the bimillenary from the death of Augustus in Campania

Naples celebrates until May 4, the Emperor Augustus, who gave a deep impression to the fortunes of Campania, Italy and the Mediterranean, with the exhibition "Augustus in Campania. From Octavian to Divine Augustus. 14-2014 a.C.".

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The poetry of light on display in Venice

Until March 15 the Museo Correr in Venice offers an amazing journey that traces the developments of Venetian art from the 15th to the 19th century with over 130 extraordinary drawings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. A fascinating journey through four centuries of Venetian art.

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It's Carnival time in Viareggio!

It has officially begun the period of Carnival and throughout Tuscany is colored with masks confetti and streamers. But the most famous Carnival (and beautiful), the most irreverent and popular is undoubtedly the Carnival of Viareggio.

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In Florence, the fury of Pollock with an eye for Michelangelo

Until July 27 Florence pays homage for the first time to one of the greatest protagonist of the arts all over the world, Jackson Pollock.

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Perfect Roman Holidays - How to choose the accommodation

Rome is a huge tourist metropolis that offers endless possibilities to its visitors but, like all big cities, presents logistical problems related to distance, traffic and transportation. Thus, choosing your accommodation here, it is crucial to find it in the right zone, especially if you are visiting the city for few days.

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Frida Kahlo for the first time in Rome

For the first time Italy dedicates an exhibition to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The Quirinal Stables in Rome host in fact, until August 31, 167 works, including paintings and drawings that cover the entire career of the painter, starting from her relationship with the cultural and artistic movements of the time.

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Accommodation in Florence: choosing the right neighborhood

In Florence each neighborhood has its own well defined characteristics. Then, in order to choose the best place to stay you should take into account everything that a district has to offer.

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Once in a Lifetime - Florentine treasures at the Palatina Gallery

The current exhibition at the Palatina Gallery in Palazzo Pitti until April 27, entitled "Once in a Lifetime - Treasures from the archives and libraries of Florence" is devoted to the Florentine libraries and archives that preserve valuable documents and manuscripts and of interest even for non-experts. The exhibition, hosted in the beautiful White Room, shows more than 130 examples provided by several institutions lenders.

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Rome rediscovers the antiquity in an exhibition at the Curia of the Roman Forum

Up to 23rd February 2014, the Curia of the Roman Forum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the rediscovery of antiquity, with a selection of 800 watercolors, drawings and paintings by the British archaeologist and self-taught artist Edward Dodwell and Simon Pomardi.

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Hat between art and extravaganza at Pitti Palace

Until May 18 the Costume Gallery at Palazzo Pitti in Florence hosts an exhibition dedicated to the hat, called "Hat between art and extravaganza".

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Sleeping Green in Florence

Sleeping Green in Florence

Florence, Italy

Many accommodation facilities in Tuscany have started to adopt some measures to minimize the environmental impact of their activities. Let's see how...

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Pietro Bellotti - Another Canaletto on display in Venice

Ca' Rezzonico, a museum and a symbol of the eighteenth century in Venice, hosts till April 28, an exhibition dedicated to Pietro Bellotti, nephew of Canaletto and younger brother of Bernardo Bellotti.

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Naples with sea view

Naples with sea view

Naples, Italy

The hill of Posillipo is of the most beautiful and prestigious areas in Naples. This is the ideal place to stay, especially for those who want to avoid the chaos and traffic, enjoy the sea and relax. The choice is quite wide including hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes.

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The 5 best boutique hotel in Rome

Instead of large, sometimes huge, luxury hotels, we tend today to prefer more intimate and familiar situations, without however renouncing to the luxury, but giving more value to the attention to detail and the uniqueness of the environment. Hence more and more often, the choice is oriented toward boutique hotels.

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Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, and Florence on display at the Museum of San Marco

In the year of Italian culture in Hungary, Florence celebrates the relationship between the two countries with an exhibition at the Museum of San Marco, centered on the figure of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary from 1459 to 1490.

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Terre di Siena - Fall of taste

In the Terre di Siena autumn is definitely the most beautiful season, especially for the colors. Equally fascinating are the flavors of autumn, that come from the most ancient and ancestral rural traditions. Book a farmhouse a enjoy a deep plunge into the nature.

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Andy Warhol - An American History in Pisa

This fall Pisa dedicates to Andy Warhol the exhibition "Andy Warhol - An American History", hosted at the Blue Palace until February 2 with 150 works coming from all over the world, especially from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and other historical collections in Europe.

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Experience history in Florence

Historic residences offer the opportunity to experience the most authentic Florentine atmosphere.

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An exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery celebrates the Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici

Florence dedicates a tribute to the outstanding figure of Ferdinando de' Medici with an exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery which will run until November 3.

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From 18 August, the Duomo of Siena discovers its extraordinary marble floor

After the success of last year, the magnificent Duomo of Siena discovers again its extraordinary marble floor for over two months, from August 18 to October 27.

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Gallery Art Hotel: the jewel of the hotel group by Salvatore Ferragamo

Located in the heart of Florence, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, the Gallery Art Hotel is the most innovative project accomplished by Lungarno Hotels, the hotel management company of the Salvatore Ferragamo group.

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From the Fleur de Lys to the David: civic art in Florence at the Galleria dell'Accademia

Until 8th December, the Galleria dell'Accademia will host the exhibition "From the Fleur de Lys to the David. Civic Art in Florence between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance", that collects artworks that document the civic life of communal and republican Florence, from the XIII century to the Renaissance.

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Villa San Michele in Fiesole, the most beautiful hotel in the world

The ancient hotel Villa San Michele in Fiesole has been recently awarded in Madrid from Conde' Nast Traveler Spain as the best out of town hotel in the world.

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Dan Brown's Inferno in Florence

The new, hight expected book by Dan Brown, Inferno, has been already published. It is set in Florence and in the nine circles of Dante's Inferno.

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Holidays and special events in a Medici villa: feel like a Florentine aristocrat

The Florentine Medici family commissioned the construction of 24 villas in Tuscany. La Ferdinanda, in Artimino, is one of them: a perfect combination of Tuscan style and modern comfort.

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Four Season Hotel: Simply The Best

The Four Season Hotel is simply the best accomodation in Florence for its amazing gardens, antique furniture, elegant restaurant and much more...

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Everyone masked for the Carnival of Venice

The Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous and beloved Carnivals both in Italy and abroad. Every year the streets of the fascinating lagoon city are filled with unique, colorful and elaborate masks, and also with tourists from all over the world.

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The Colosseum celebrates the opening to Christianity

The Colosseum hosts, from April 11th to September 15th, the exhibition "Constantine 313 A.D.", which celebrates the anniversary of the Edict of Toleration of 313 A.D.

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Luxury and Elegance at Museo degli Argenti

From March 19 to June 23 at the Museo degli Argenti the exhibition “Luxury and Elegance. French porcelain at court and the Ginori manufactory” celebrates the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of the Museo delle Porcellane in Palazzo Pitti.

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Norma e Capriccio at the Galleria degli Uffizi

The Galleria degli Uffizi hosts from March 5 to May 26 the exhibition “Norma e Capriccio. Spanish artists in Italy in the early Mannerist period”, dedicated to the Spanish artists that lived and worked in Italy among Florence, Rome and Naples at the beginning of the 1500s.

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Accommodation in Pisa: practical advices

Are you planning your stay in the city of the most famous Leaning Tower in the world? Among B&B, hotels, guest houses and apartments Pisa certainly offers spoiled for choice. So, how to navigate between the various proposals? Here there are some practical tips to make you enjoy your holiday and make the most of the time available...

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Kandinskij's masterpieces at Palazzo Reale in Milan

From December 17, 2013 to May 4, 2014, the Royal Palace in Milan hosts a large monographic retrospective of Kandinskij's work with more than 100 pieces from the collection of the Museum Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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A Room with a View: a glimpse on E. M. Forster and James Ivory’s Florence

Villa di Maiano, on the hills near Florence, is a historical gem, where several scenes were filmed from the Academy Award winning film “A Room with a View”.

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The myth, the sacred, the portrait at the Palatine Gallery in Florence

Until August 31st, the Sala delle Nicchie in the Palatine Gallery hosts the exhibition "The Myth, the Sacred, the portrait, paintings from the repositories of the Palatine Gallery", an anthology, which houses important works of art collected thanks to the Medici family.

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