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Florence books: because Florence is not only bricks and marble! ;-)

By |2018-08-16T11:37:44+00:00August 16th, 2018|Discovering Florence|

Florence books: because Florence is not only bricks and marble! šŸ˜‰ Florence books: books about Florence, set in Florence, “made in Florence”ā€¦ Books to read before reaching the Cradle of Renaissance to get in the mood, while you are in Florence to get inspired and even more connected to the city, when you are back [...]

Villa Medicea di Castello II ā€“ the Itā€™s Florence! Medici villas series

By |2018-07-11T10:01:13+00:00June 6th, 2018|Around Florence|

Villa Medicea di Castello, the discovery, part II: second issue of our series about the Ville Medicee, the Countryside Medici’s manors. […]

Villa Medicea di Castello I – the It’s Florence! Medici villas series

By |2018-07-11T10:01:13+00:00May 31st, 2018|Around Florence|

Letā€™s discover together another huge piece of the Mediciā€™s heritage in the wider Florence area: the villas. We start from a very important one, the ā€œVilla Medicea di Castelloā€. […]

Botticelli Primavera: celebrate Springtime in style, in Florenceā€¦

By |2018-07-11T10:01:15+00:00March 21st, 2018|Discovering Florence|

Botticelli Primavera: celebrate Springtime in style, in Florenceā€¦ Botticelli Primavera – Botticelliā€™s Springtime painting, is one of the most impressive paintings of the rich and huge Uffizi Gallery collection.Ā  […]

Palazzo Pitti: the Mediciā€™s building which hosted emperors and kings – I

By |2018-04-24T12:52:49+00:00October 4th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Palazzo Pitti is the other half of the impressive display of wealth of the Medici family. And, as for Palazzo Strozzi, a building which, at the beginning of its history, had a different owner. […]

Palazzo Strozzi: (not only) “another” Medici’s building!

By |2018-03-21T14:59:02+00:00September 24th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Palazzo Strozzi is definitely under the limelight as the new exhibition, The Cinquecento in Florence, has just started. But why Palazzo Strozzi still is a Florence must see even when no special exhibitions are on? […]

Corridoio Vasariano: the Medicis’ ‘far from the madding crowd’ strategy

By |2018-03-21T14:59:39+00:00July 28th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

If, quoting Mel Brooks or Tom Petty, itā€™s good to be the king, being part of the Medici family in the Renaissance Florence wasnā€™t bad at all. Another – among many – example? The Corridoio Vasariano, the private link between north and south banks of the Arno river. […]

Cappelle Medicee: the Medicisā€™ Mausoleum

By |2018-03-21T15:00:31+00:00June 20th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Cappelle Medicee: another example of the Medicis’ ‘think big’ attitude Cosimo I Medici’s motto was festina lente, in Latin; something like ‘more haste, less speed’. The Medicis were very careful, cautious people indeed: but a ‘think big’ would do as well, maybe even better!!! […]

A Florence Palace: Palazzo Medici Riccardi

By |2018-03-21T15:01:11+00:00June 13th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Palazzo Medici Riccardi: two families, one masterpiece Palazzo Medici Riccardi is one of the main features of Via Cavour (previously: Via Larga, the wide street), which connects Piazza San Giovanni to Piazza San Marco. We are in the very center of the medieval city and this building was founded by the most influent ever [...]

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