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cavalcata dei magi a firenze

Florence attractions: riding of the Three Wise Men

From 1997, the year of the VII° hundredth anniversary of Cathedral’s foundation, Florence commemorates a unique and characteristic tradition, Three Kings day.
Christian calendar consecrate January 6th – twelfth day after Christmas – to adoration of the Magi; tradition tells that the Three Wise Men came to pay tribute to Jesus, Messiah and son of God, on this day.
This year the same extraordinary event will take place again: Magi will head the cortège, followed by 700 walkers-on, will leave from Pitti square at 2 PM, recalling le famous riding of the Three Wise Men. Moreover, many delegates of some ethnic communities will take part to the show, wearing their traditional outfits.

cupola brunelleschi firenze

Art gallery in Florence: Renaissance exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

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.

cappella rucellai tempietto leon battista alberti

Florence art: Rucellai Chapel open to visitors

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.

Tuscany vacations: Impruneta’s Festival

Tuscany vacations: Impruneta’s Festival

Impruneta is a city near Florence, known for the traditional Saint Luke festival, which celebrates the picture with miraculous powers preserved in the Basilica. To emphasize Impruneta’s uses, the municipality in collaboration with Florence organize “La fiera del Granduca, Impruneta, 18 ottobre 1618”, exhibition centred on Filippo Napoletano’s painting (conserved in Private Residence of Cosimo II in Pitti Palace), which will end on 6th January 2013.

Florence walking tours: special winter project

Florence walking tours: special winter project

Florence is universally known as one of the most beautiful cities of the world: art and nature meet and mix like in no other place, giving a unique charm to the cradle of renaissance. The Municipality wants to promote this side of the town with a special project, “Florence the walking city”, which draw up citizens, kids and adults, and visitors to nature and to the hidden beauty of Florence.

Florence art – I Magnifici Tre: jewel-books of Lorenzo De’ Medici

Florence art – I Magnifici Tre: jewel-books of Lorenzo De’ Medici

Florence is reconfirmed as source of beauties and cradle of art, as it will host a unique exhibition until 20th October 2012: “Magnifici tre, jewel-books of Lorenzo de’ Medici”. These illuminated codes, ordered by Lorenzo the Magnificent for his daughters, are masterpieces of Renaissance, and they’ll be showed for the first time after five centuries.