Filippo Lippi Restored

After 18 months of restoration, Filippo Lippi’s painting known as The Martelli Annunciation is back on display at the San Lorenzo Church. The restoration was made possible by the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Florence’s history Friends of Florence and by the work of Lucia Biondi (painting), Roberto Buda (wooden supports) and project manager Monica …

Dondoli Awarded ‘Maestro d’arte e Mestiere’

San Gimignano ‘artisan of ice-cream’ Sergio Dondoli was awarded last month with the prize of Master of Art and Craft. Dondoli received the prestigious acknowledgment in Milan from the hands of President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. The MAM prize, which is promoted by the Cologni Foundation of Craftmanship, is given every three years …

Bargello and Medici Chapels Museums Offer Guided Tours

The Bargello and the Medici Chapels museums are offering guided tours conducted by English and Italian speaking academics throughout the whole summer. Guided tours are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The English speaking tours are scheduled at 3 p.m., whilst the Italian tours at 4 p.m.. Admission is free as long you have a …

A Terrace to Replace a Disaster

The Florence City Council is considering to build a terrace where a stretch of embankment collapsed last May due to the failure of two large water supply pipes. The idea is that of leaving the embank and using it as a panoramic terrace with a view on the Ponte Vecchio. The works to restore the …