2013 will be a year full of art in Florence; it starts at its best thanks to “L’Amore Vittorioso e altre storie”, exhibition organized by Polo Museale Fiorentino, a continuation of “Restauri in Villa” which presented restoration works made in 2009 and 2010. The exhibition has two goals: to value the huge artworks’ repository of Bardini’s heritage and to emphasize the results of the works done in Cerreto Guidi.
Florence will host “Never Seen” again, a unique exhibition organized by Uffizi Gallery during Christmas (but it will be open until 7th February 2013) which shows less-known artworks coming from warehouses. This year the exhibition is called “Art and Alchemy. Uffizi Foundry: from laboratory to room of wonders” and wants to represent, through various artworks, the ancient passion for alchemy.
From 8th to 25th January 2013 Florence will be the Italian capital of fashion: starts Pitti Immagine, the most important international platform for clothing and accessories for men, women and kids, but also a launching pad for new fashion projects. These exhibitions dedicated to textile and to high quality clothing, will be accompanied by previews, gran gala, fashion shows and exclusive parties, in amazing locations around the city.
From 23rd march to 18th august 2013 Palazzo Strozzi of Florence will host the exhibition “La primavera del Rinascimento. La Scultura e le arti a Firenze 1400-1460”, a connection between Italy and France which wants to illustrate, with thematic areas, the genesis of the artistic movement born in Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance”, especially through sculpture.
After the exhibition “Soffici 1907 – 207. 100 years after the return in Italy” and the opening of the museum dedicated to him, the Cultural Department of Poggio a Caiano (Prato) presents “Ardengo Soffici, Europe in Italy”. This exhibition, set up by Luigi Cavallo, is centred on the period between 1900 and 1918, and shows, with artworks and original documents, the contribution arrived in Italy thanks to Soffici.
These masterpieces will be on display until 27th January 2013 in Scuderie Medicee of Poggio a Caiano.
Rucellai Chapel of Florence (or Temple of Saint Sepulchre) will be open to visitors from December 2012; architectural masterpiece of Renaissance, realized by Leon Battista Alberti, conserves “sacello del Santo Sepolcro” and it will enrich Marino Martini Museum’s offer.
The temple is a funeral memorial inside Saint Sepulchre Chapel and it is the last consecrated part of ex-Saint Patrick church; it preserve the remains of Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai, Italian merchant, writer and humanist.
One of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve is to attend one of the many free concerts which animate big cities. Florence this year will celebrate New Year’s coming with an unmissable...
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana of Florence will host, until 22nd June 2013, “La via delle lettere; la tipografia Medicea tra Roma e l’Oriente”, the first exhibition entirely dedicated to eastern manuscripts, strictly connected to Tipografia Medicea’s history.
Christmas lunch is an unmissable tradition, an enchanting occasion to stay with your loved ones, celebrating the most magical time of the year without worries. Ars Hotels’ offer allows you to spend a fascinating Christmas in Florence, thanks to the tasty special menu by restaurant Benedicta:
Florence, cultural and artistic centre, hosts an unmissable photo exhibition until 6th January 2013: “Gli Archivi Alinari e la sintassi del mondo. Omaggio a Italo Calvino”.
Rencontres d’Arles and Alinari Foundation celebrate 160th anniversary of “Fratelli Alinari” with an exhibition which combines literature and photography. Christophe Berthoud, the young curator of the showcase, uses Alinari’s archive like a repository of stories.