The Politics of Exclusion in Early Renaissance Florence

Gabriela Dragnea Horvath Fabrizio Ricciardelli belongs to a new generation of Italian historians whose expertise in medieval Latin and Italian is doubled by the knowledge of English and whose archive research is often presented in international conferences. 

His recent book, The Politics of Exclusion in Early Renaissance Florence, published by the Belgian Brepols in the …

“Vulcan Vesuvio, Wash them with Fire

Thomas Ricciotti Racism in soccer remains an international, and not just Italian, problem The DJ of a popular Italian radio station recently hit the spotlight of public debate as he discovered that Googling the name “Vulcan Vesuvio” did not yield as the top result the definition of the famous vulcan, but the racist refrain – …

A ‘Port’ for All Musicians

As with any port, Porto di Mare – Eskimo is synonymous with exchange, correspondence, and coming and going. Anyone is welcomed through the doors of this club, which also hosts a pizzeria and cafè.  And this year there is an important novelty: courses of typical Italian dance Tarantella, which will be taking place on Friday …

Santo Ficara and Il Ponte Present Mondino

The contemporary art galleries Santo Ficara and Il Ponte are presenting two exhibitions on sculptor and painter Aldo Mondino. The exhibit coincides with the inauguration of the new location for the Santo Ficara gallery. After putting together over the years has a group of works made by the artist between 1963 and 1964, Il Ponte …

Ambrogio Lorenzetti on Display

The Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition on showcase at Siena’s Duomo has been extended until April 8. The exhibition marks the highest point of a project began in 2015 designed to improve the conservation of Lorenzetti’s work and acquaint the Italian and foreign public with his artistic output. Under the Inside Restoration project important works in need …

Tributing Giuseppe Chiari

Five contemporary art galleries – Santo Ficara, Il Ponte, Frittelli, Tornabuoni, and Armanda Gori – are simultaneously presenting PentaChiari, an exhibition celebrating the work of Giuseppe Chiari, beginning on Dec. 2.   Each gallery exhibits a particular phase of Chiari’s work, allowing visitors to see the entire repertoire of one of the most acclaimed artists …

From Brooklyn to the Bargello

The Bargello Museum is presenting for the first time the Lunette Antinori, a masterpiece of the Renaissance by Giovanni della Robbia, until April 8. The painting has a history crossing the Atlantic. The initiator of a historical Italian wine family, Niccolò di Tommaso Antinori commissioned Della Robbia at the beginning of the 1500s to make …

The House of Michelangelo Museum

At first glance, Casa Buonarroti, the home and museum dedicated to one of the most celebrated artists in history, is about as unimposing as palaces and homes of the great of Florence come. Most tourists are perhaps misled by the name, unsure of the significance of the Buonarroti family, who produced the mastermind behind the …