Yearly Archives: 2017


Florence Christmas art: Baby Jesus Adoration

By |2018-01-03T11:15:10+00:00December 28th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Florence Christmas art: Baby Jesus Adoration Florence Christmas art, part two: after our previous posts about Christmas in Florence and the arworks having the Nativity as subject, here it is a list of the different declinations of the Baby Jesus adoration iconographic topos […]

Michelangelo’s David: best ever case of “upcycling”..? ;-)

By |2018-01-03T11:15:10+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Michelangelo’s David: best ever case of “upcycling”..? 😉 Michelangelo’s David is one of the most iconic masterpiece not only of Florence, but of the whole mankind. Nevertheless, the huge David’s statue had a troubled life, and that, even before its birth… […]

Christmassy art in Florence: Florentine Christmas masterpieces

By |2017-12-21T14:18:02+00:00December 14th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Christmassy art in Florence: Florentine Christmas – related masterpieces Christmassy art in Florence: or, what happens when the Christmas topic meets the genius of the medieval and Renaissance Florentine artists. […]

Campanile di Giotto: a special point of view to enjoy the Duomo

By |2017-12-21T14:18:03+00:00November 30th, 2017|Florence monuments|

Campanile di Giotto: a special point of view to enjoy the Duomo Campanile di Giotto, the Florence Cathedral bell tower, is one of the beautiful features of the monumental complex of the “Duomo”, along with the Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) and the recently refurbished museum of the Cathedral.  […]

Santa Croce Florence: an Italian culture “Hall of Fame”

By |2017-12-21T14:18:03+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Florence monuments|

The Santa Croce Florence Basilica is a Franciscan church, one of the three related to the main medieval Mendicant Orders, along with Santo Spirito (Holy Spirit, Augustinian) and Santa Maria Novella (the “new” Saint Mary, Dominican). […]

Santa Maria Novella: the “other” St. Mary’s church in Florence

By |2017-12-21T14:18:03+00:00November 15th, 2017|Florence monuments|

Santa Maria Novella is, for many coming to Florence, the very first artwork they will meet. Even if it is not as famous as her “big sister”, Santa Maria del Fiore, the church and its cloister are definitely worth a visit. […]

San Marco Florence: church, monastery, museum

By |2017-12-21T14:18:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

San Marco Florence is a religious complex and a museum as well. Maybe it is not the most famous museum in Florence, but San Marco is a great start to a tour of a Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance. San Marco Florence: a troubled start The original monastic complex of the site dates [...]

Palazzo Pitti Museum: host of emperors and kings – II

By |2018-04-24T12:52:12+00:00October 31st, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Second post dedicated to Palazzo Pitti Museum, about its long history on the way to become one of the most iconic Florentine museums. Palazzo Pitti Museum: From the Medici to present day In the previous related post, we left Palazzo Pitti in the Medici’s hands. In 1550 the works for the Boboli Garden, the beautiful [...]

Fiesole: a Florentine jewel definitely “older than the Renaissance”

By |2017-10-24T10:28:36+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Around Florence|

Fiesole is older than the Renaissance and older than Florence too: not far from Florence city center and very easy to reach, Fiesole is the perfect destination for a one - day visit while you are staying in the cradle of the Renaissance… Fiesole in the beginning The Etruscan settlement that will become Fiesole dates [...]

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