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The Arts

Re-evaluating Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino

Diverging paths of the modern manner
by Alexandra Korey
  It is easy to see why the artists Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino have long been lumped together under the label ‘Mannerism’: both were born in 1494, …
Places + Travel

A Tuscan getaway

Escape to a select corner of the Maremma
by Mary Gray
A getaway from the chaos of city life, a secluded spot for a romantic honeymoon, a destination for memorable summer vacations: those looking for a unique …
Florence News

One night for Florence, every night for 2.5 billion

Oxfam Italia hunger banquet gives new perspective on world poverty
by Lauren Shanesy
‘We are here today because more than 2.5 billion people live in poverty.’ As Lorenzo de’ Medici student speaker Nicoletta Bradley opened with this statistic, the …
Monuments + More

The Croce al Trebbio column

And a Florentine miracle
by Deirdre Pirro
In a square not far from the church of Santa Maria Novella, at the junction of via del Moro, via delle Belle Donne and via del …
Florence News

Saving Santa Croce from the waters

New itinerary and exhibition spaces to open in the Basilica of Santa Croce on May 3
by Paola Vojnovic
On May 3, at 10am, the inauguration of the new itinerary and exhibition spaces in the Basilica of Santa Croce will take, coinciding with the 720th …
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Digital Invasions in Florence

2014 edition of #InvasioniDigitali
by Alexandra Korey
The grassroots phenomenon ‘Invasioni Digitali’ is back this year from April 24 to May 4, 2014, after making unexpected headlines in 2013. Brainchild of Fabrizio Todisco …
Florence News

Fawning over Florence

Florentine singers release video homage to their hometown
by Mary Gray
Noted Florentine singer Riccardo Azzurri, accompanied by Aleandro Baldi, recently released a video homage to his hometown, titled ‘Firenze Madre’ (‘Mother Florence,’ technically, but we prefer …
Florence News

Palazzo passageway

Ancient 'vomitorium' uncovered during renovations
by Katie Acompora
A delightful discovery was recently unearthed beneath Palazzo Vecchio. During the renovation of the foyer and the new ticket office for the ancient Roman theatre preserved …
Florence News

Liberating art!

Rescuing Italy's great works
by Catriona Miller
April 25, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of Italian liberation from fascism. The country was liberated, but what about its artworks?   To celebrate the liberation in Florence, …
Music Reviews

From Lebanon to Florence

Top Lebanese band rocks Flog
by Katie Acompora
Passion. Emotion. Perseverance. Change. Mashrou’ Leila is a band of seven Lebanese musicians who took the stage at the Auditorium Flog on April 11 to raise …
The Arts

Bran and books

An interview with Nicoletta Maraschio
by Helen Farrell
As a linguist and bibliophile, a visit to Accademia della Crusca is for me akin to a trip to the Uffizi for art lovers. Established between …
Current Issues

EU and I

New app aids voters
by Catriona Miller
In light of the upcoming European Parliament Elections (May 22-25, 2014), the European University Institute, along with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the …
Life

When hell muds over

A Dante-inspired charity run
by John-Paul Heil
The idea for the mud run first came to Mauro Leoni, president of ASD Sport Lab, which is organizing the event, about three years ago. He …
Life

Pop-up artists

Several street art series color Florentine streets
by Mary Gray
Move over, Banksy: a distinctly Florentine form of street art has been developing over the past few years, and the genre has seen particular growth in …
Florence News

Golden Uffizi

Tavola Doria returns
by Alexandra Korey
The return of an important copy after a painting by Leonardo da Vinci to Florence is being hailed by most as a triumph, though by one …

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