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

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

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,

LDM Events: Sacred Objects in Sacred Collections

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The second event of Lorenzo de Medici’s Museums and Religion Forum series was held today to focus on Florence’s scared objects and collections. A board of panellist gathered to discuss various issues surrounding these pieces. The forum mainly tackled issues regarding the conservation and display of the

Santo Spirito Church

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Designed by Brunelleschi in 1436, Santo Spirito is one of the most famous landmarks South of the city in the heart of the Oltrarno. Santo Spirito was one of Brunelleschi’s last projects and died before the completion of the Church.

The legend of the Fourth of July, Santa Croce basilica

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The Pazzi Chapel is full of unresolved meaning and significance linking it perfectly to many myths and legends. One of those legends is the fresco located in the Chapel. The fresco is thought to depict the constellation July 4, 1442

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

History and the Media at the European University Institute

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A combination of the creation of new media and an interest in the past has spurred discussion between museum curators, scholars, researchers, television presenters, and historians on how it has changed the communication landscape completely. In academia people are asking the

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