Escape the Summer Heat at Le Pavoniere!

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Weren’t expecting the Italian heat? Are you longing to take a cool dip, but you don’t want to miss out on any of the historical wonders? Look no further! Nestled in the Green Heart of Florence’s Cascine park is one of

Spring Equinox and partial eclipse of the sun at Santa Maria Novella

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March 20, 2015 people from all over the world  gathered in Santa Maria Novella to witness the Spring equinox, something that happens around every 20 years. Santa Maria Novella, the museum of Galileo, the Istituto Geografico Militar have all collaborated to

The Illusion of Sciltian exhibition, Villa Bardini

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Villa Bardini is excited to showcase the collection of Gregorio Sciltian 30 years after his death. Sciltian was a Russian painter who later became a naturalized citizen of Italy. The exhibition consists of 112 works; paintings, sketches, drawings, and graphics.

One capital and its architect exhibition, Florence State Archive

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In 1865 when Florence became the capital of Italy, an expansion plan was developed by Poggi who was a Florentine architect and engineer, and was commissioned by the Florence city council to expand the city. Poggi developed a plan that is

The reopening of the early renaissance rooms at the Uffizi Gallery

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Under the Uffizi project, artwork from the early renaissance were put in the Uffizi’s storage rooms in order to remodel rooms to improve the air-conditioning and lighting. After nine months of closure, the Uffizi Gallery reopens their doors to showcase

I Gigli shopping mall

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Looking for some out of town shopping in the city of Florence? Just outside of the city is the I Gigli shopping mall. With over 130 stores, both national and international brands, there is something for everyone. I Gigli has

Profumeria di Firenze

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The profumeria around Italy will add to your experience abroad especially while visiting and exploring Florence. What makes the profumeria unique? These shops build on Italy’s long tradition of herbalism and aromatherapy. Each profumeria around the city have there own history,

Remembering the Last Medici

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Beginning in Palazzo Vecchio and ending in San Lorenzo church; Anna Maria Luisa legacy is remembered every year on February 18 for her remarkable contribution to the city of Florence. It was Anna Maria Luisa that made a pact in 1737 which stated

Floating cities and urban development

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Architect Llaria Rondina and her team offer an innovative solution to cities that are facing problems of overpopulation and lack of space. Llaria Rondina and her team have traveled to Poland, Belarus, the Ukraine, and Turkey introducing the idea of floating

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