Michelangelo’s Crucifix at Santo Spirito

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The wooden crucifix inside the Santo Spirito Church has baffled art critics and art historians for decades. Santo Spirito was designed by Fillippo Brunelleschi but, there are a lot of questions surrounding the crucifix that the church might contain artwork

Florence’s Synagogue

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The copper-top domes are a remarkable green color that makes this synagogue stand out on the city skyline. The dome of Florence synagogue was started in 1874 and was paid by a Jewish man, David Levi. It is one of the

American Catholics at the Church of Santi Apostoli

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Santi Apostoli is one of the oldest parish churches in the city dating back to 1075. Just recently the American catholic community moved here and share it with the Italian parish church. This church has great historical significance and its located

Interpretations of Picasso

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An exhibition at Palacio Strozzi has been celebrating the most influential 20th century artist, Pablo Picasso.  Art students at Lorenzo de’ Medici were challenged to interpret the paintings of Picasso and in turn paint self portraits. The exhibition was a time

Piazza del Limbo

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Its name comes from a cemetery that was once located there for children that past away so young and had not been baptized. According the the catholic faith entry to heaven depended on being baptized and the space between heaven

Truffles of Tuscany

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It was the people that were living in the villages and farmers that first started using truffles in the Italian cuisine. Truffles can range from 10 to 4,500 euros per kilo, depending on the abundance of truffles that year. November is

Unannoadarte 2015- Florence A Year in Art 2015

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The most famous museums in the world and in Florence prepare well ahead of time for their exhibits for the following year. In 2015, the Bargello, the Uffizi, and Galleria dell’Accademia, and other museums release their programs for the year

All the Florence Apps by Comune di Firenze

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What better way to explore the city of Florence then by being informed of what things to see and do? Available to you are various apps to make your time in Florence even more enjoyable. Two of the apps are

Walking along the Viale dei Colli

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Florence is full of beautiful places found all throughout the city. There are many ways to get to see it, but, did you know there is a free app that you can download to your smart phone that will show you all

Pharmacy at Monastery of San Miniato

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Monks in the monastery of San Miniato make and sell their own products. The hand-made and home-made products are made individually, they even sell gelato during the summer season. The products are carefully mixed to make a range of oil extracts