Uffizi Revolution

Second floor to be dedicated to Renaissance masters Director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt announced last November that the museum will undergo a revolution next year as an entire floor, the second, will be dedicated to four Renaissance masters. The second floor of the museum, which was established in the late 16th century, will now …

Florence Dance Festival Links

Florence Dance Festival features the best dance companies throughout Italy, focusing on the excellence of Italian performance. Now in its 26th edition, the festival runs from July 9 to 30 with the intention of cultivating creativity and energy in celebration of its partnership with Florence. Although it celebrated its quarter-century last year, the 2015 edition …

Preparing for Sting

Florence will host on July 28 at the Cascine Park one of the three Sting’s Italian concerts scheduled for this summer. The concert is part of Sting’s European Back To Bass Tour in which the English artist will perform his great classics. Sting will also play on July 27 at the Music Park auditorium in …

Traditional Italian Music and Jazz

  At Porto di Mare-Eskimo Club   musica d’autore   In Italy they call it musica d’autore, and it’s the most typical Italian contemporary music tradition. But what is precisely musica d’autore? The best definition comes from Italian Encyclopedia Treccani, which defines musica d’autore as the combination between poetic language, musical language, and the interpretation …

Il Ponte Presents Bernard Joubert

  Exhibit on display until June   The contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is presenting the exhibition Bernard Joubert. Painting on the Edge. The exhibit, which will be on display until June 3, showcases Joubert’s artistic research, which forcing the boundaries of painting creates new styles of thought and vision, and re-establishes a tie, broken …

Florence Hosts Half Marathon on April 3

The 32nd edition of the international Half Marathon Firenze Vivicittà is set to take place this year on Sunday, April 3.   Participants range from running enthusiasts to families with children, and runners from around the world and are expected to partake in this classic race along the streets of Florence. Runners choose between a …