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

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

Piazza del Duomo

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  The true heart of florence is Piazza del Duomo, home to the the Duomo, Baptistery, and many other historic places in florence like Loggia del Bigallo, Opera del Duomo Museum and the Arcivescovile and Canonici’s palace. Santa Maria del

LdM Event Planning- Exploring Florence

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Students from the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute were tasked to organize an event. The class decided to explore Florence. Professor of the class talks about how even though the event might seem small, and the students are rookies at planning

Guide to Buses and Taxis in Florence

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Buses Find one of the countless Tabacchi shops, which sell cigarettes, candy, souvenirs and most importantly – bus tickets. Once you have your bus ticket, make sure to validate the ticket by stamping it under the yellow machines on the

Florence by Bicycle

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  Taking a taxi or riding the bus is common in Florence. However, near the city center, streets are closed to traffic. The quickest way to get around the city? Bicycle! In the city, you can buy or rent both

Odeon Cinema

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The Odeon Theatre is more than your average movie theatre. Built in 1462 in Piazza Strozzi the Odeon theatre is the perfect classic example of Florentine renaissance architecture. It was remodeled in 1922 and converted to a cinema. However, it