Monthly Archives: febbraio 2016

It’s March, welcome to the New Year

François Rabelais once wrote “The greatest loss of time that I know is to count the hours” (Gargantua in Book I, “Gargantua and Pantagruel”), but time – be it hours, days, years – has been calculated for centuries. Here is how they do it in Tuscany. Continue reading

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TASTE 11, come and get a taste of Italy

Pitti Taste 11, a showcase for Italian food and lifestyle. From March 12th to 14th at Stazione Leopolda, Florence. Continue reading

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Scoppio del Carro, exploding carts in Florence on Easter Sunday

If you’re visiting Florence during the Easter holidays be sure not to miss one of the town’s oldest and most popular traditions: the Explosion of the Cart. Continue reading

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From Kandinsky to Pollock, the Art of the Guggenheim Collections

A display of masterpieces from European and American 20th century art on display at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Continue reading

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The last Medici, the Electress Palatine who saved Florence’s art

How Anna Maria Luisa turned Florence into the worldwide capital of art and tourism. Continue reading

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