Monday, 18 March 2013 10:33

Dan Brown's Inferno in Florence

From Dante to Dan, from Inferno to Hell  Inferno, Dan Brown’s last book will be on the bookshelves in May 2013. The latest episode of Robert Langdon’s adventures takes inspiration from the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Dante wrote its masterpiece at the beginning of 1300, imagining its…
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 17:43

Free Wi-Fi in Florence

 Travelling in Florence just got a lot easier. The Mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi in collaboration with Università di Firenze, unveiled a new initiative that makes Florence one of the most tech savvy cities in the world. At almost every piazza in the city there is now free WiFi, in…
Monday, 12 March 2012 12:13

Lost Leonardo's Fresco

 A five hundred year old mystery shrouding Leonardo Da Vinci’s lost mural the Battle of Anghiari, may have been solved. No, this is not another Dan Brown novel, but it is just as titillating. So much so, the lead researcher Maurizio Seracini was featured in The Da Vinci Code. Seracini…
Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:55

Americans in Florence

Americans in Florence - Sargent and the American Impressionists - is an exhibition opening today at Palazzo Strozzi. The show coincides with the 500th anniversary of the death of Amerigo Vespucci, and celebrates the strong cultural links between the Old and New Worlds. The exhibition is focused around Sargent and the…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 18:26

Oldest Bank in the World

 Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the oldest bank in the world. It was founded in 1472 in the Republic of Siena in the heart of the Italian region of Tuscany with the original name of Monte Pio, as a mount of piety.  It kept flourishing and growing over time,…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 18:38

Villa Reale of Marlia

The Royal Villa (Villa Reale) of Marlia is a Renaissance villa surrounded by a magnificent park in the surroundings of Lucca (Tuscany).  It was built in the 16th Century by a noble family of Lucca. In 1806 it was acquired by Napoleon’s sister Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, who enlarged and embellished…
Friday, 27 August 2010 19:28

Amici Miei's Funeral

Fantastic event in Florence for all the ones who watched and loved Amici miei (My Friends) a 1975 Italian movie directed by Mario Monicelli. The film is a bitter-sweet comedy-drama telling the story of a group of friends living in Florence.   On 6 June 2010 it was organized the…
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:08

Imaginary Florence

Photo Creations from the Students of the Faculty of ArchitectureGreat photo creations have been done by the students of the Course of Graphics of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence. Under the direction of Prof. Marcello Scalzo they showed their creativity and their mastery of Photoshop by…
Friday, 30 October 2009 13:50

A new museum in Florence

A beautiful residence of the 17th century, full of works of art, belonging to a noble Florentine family can be truly fascinating. And even more so if you think it was inhabited by the same family for more than four centuries, one generation after the other until 1986.Now the Martelli…