Tagged: Florence

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.

natura morta, giorgio morandi

Florence Museum: Rembrandt through Morandi’s eyes

Uffizi Museum of Florence always worth a visit and now extends its offer hosting until 18th March 2013 a special exhibition, dedicated to one of the most influent European painters and leading figure of “Dutch golden age”: “Rembrandt through Morandi’s eyes” will lead us through the path, long but rich of connection, between the two artists. The event is going to take place in Department of Print and Drawings of Uffizi, where view of the artworks will be glorify by a new light system.

karakorum montagne e ghiacciai

Florence exhibition: Historical Archive celebrates De Filippi’s expedition

100 years ago Filippo De Filippi, Italian medical doctor and traveller, organized an expedition in Central Asia. Historical Archive of Florence wants celebrate this anniversary with “Rediscovering the abode of snow”, exhibition dedicated to this journey and its strong scientific value. The land examinated and commemorated is Karakorum, highland covered with glaciers, between India and Pakistan. The exhibition will take place in Palazzo Bastogi of Florence until 15th march 2013.

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Art gallery in Florence: “Art and alchemy” at Uffizi Gallery

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.

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.