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