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I go to the museum… and you?

Not only landscapes and well-know monuments, Italy distinguishes itself for its abundance of museums and artworks. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Vasari are all great artists the world envies Italy… and Florence for. If you go to...

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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.

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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.

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Tuscan art: Ardengo Soffici’s exhibition in Poggio a Caiano

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.

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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.

Photo exhibition in Florence: National Museum of Photography celebrates Alinari

Photo exhibition in Florence: National Museum of Photography celebrates Alinari

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.

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.