The Lion of the Duomo

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Lion statues have been in Florence since the middle ages. However, here in the city lions represent more than just a symbol of power unlike everywhere in the world. Stories tells us that in the 15th century a man, Anselmo, who was

Expo Rurale 2014 Firenze

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I bet you were looking forward great food when you bought that ticket to Italy. Those all kinds of cheese, great wines, flavorful tomateos, good pasta.. But wait a second, have you thought about where those foods comes from? Although

Frank Espinosa cartoonist in Florence

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Frank Espinosa, an animator, illustrator, and an art director that previously worked with Disney before moving to Florence, Italy talks about his experience being an artist in Florence. Espinosa demonstrates his talents by drawing Pinocchio. Working with shapes to create

A new theory about the Annunciation of the Uffizi Gallery attributed to Leonardo

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The Tuscan Academy of Science and Literature held a conference aimed to clarify art masterpieces throughout the Renaissance. Professors discuss their thesis, sacred representation, prophecies, and political references about the Annunciation attributed to Leonardo. Professor Massimo Giontella points out previous

Walking along the Arno river

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There is more to Florence than the city center. If you are looking for something more quieter than the busy streets, walking along the Arno river either west or east is your best choice. Just minutes from the city center,

#CrazyforPazzi crowdfunding campaign at the Basilica of Santa Croce

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An international crowd funding campaign was launched to raise 95,000 dollars in efforts to restore the Pazzi Chapel. The Pazzi chapel at the church of Santa Croce in Florence was designed by Brunelleschi in 1429, Brunelleschi who also designed the famous Duomo

Fasting women

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Everyone talks about the Italian Mafia, the reputation of powerful, and violent men. However, nobody has really taken the time to talk about the women in the mafia. Photographer Francesco Francaviglia  located a group of women that came to be

Mario Luzi in Duomo: performance show

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The Cathedral of Florence hosts a performance in memory of a Florentine poet, Mario Luzi, as a centennial anniversary of his birth in November 2014. Mario Luzi dedicated to the Cathedral his book titled Fiore nostro fiorisci ancora. The title

Blocked off window

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A blocked off window on a street of Florence might not mean much to the visitor walking by. However, the window represents conspiracy and revenge against a member of the Medici family dating back to the 16th century. When Pandolfo

Pyramid at the Cascine

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While visiting the Cascine park in Florence you will find more than the green scenery. In the middle of the park, you will find a pyramid that was built in 1796 by the Grand Duke Ferdinando III architect. During that