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.
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.
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.
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.
(Italiano) Firenze è una città ricca di storia e arte che affascina e attira turisti dall’Italia e dal mondo, durante tutto l’anno. Best Western Hotel Rivoli offre la possibilità di scoprire una delle città più belle del mondo durante una notte magica: Capodanno 2013.
Il 31 dicembre la magnificenza della Culla del Rinascimento si fonde al divertimento e al piacere: ovunque nella città si festeggia con concerti gratuiti, feste esclusive, cenoni e veglie.
Christmas makes Florence even more beautiful and charming; during December the cradle of renaissance get dressed of a thousand colours, with lights, decorations and events which bring a special and evocative atmosphere. Enjoy Christmas 2012, visit artistic workshops, Christmas markets, and buy original gifts with a low price thanks to winter sales. Every year, on 25th December, Florentine streets are closed to traffic so they’re full of life, between street artists and the unique smell of roasted chestnuts loved by citizens and tourists. Best Western Hotel Rivoli provides to its guests the exclusive offer “99 Euros”, dedicated to Christmas’ lovers.
From 3rd November 2012 to 5th January 2013 Polo Museale Fiorentino animates the cradle of renaissance with two special projects which will excite art’s lovers. Those activities involve visitors, adults and kids, and they will emphasize the huge artistic heritage of Florence.
Christmas Markets were born in North Europe but are long-awaited events, by children and adults, since more than 40 years in Italy as well. The most magical time of the year is coming and Florence comes to life, giving an enchanted atmosphere to citizens and tourists.
These little villages host hand-crafted products hailing from all over the world, between unique toys, decorations and handmade creations, and accompanied by tastes and scents of the best wine and food tradition. Here you can find all the Christmas markets 2012 in Florence and surrounding you can’t miss.
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.
“Alchemy of colours: scagliola’s art” will take place until 6th January 2013 in Florence, at Spazio Mostre of Cassa di Risparmio. This exhibition retraces history and masterpieces of the ancient technique called “scagliola”, used for building and sacred art.