Uffizi Archeologia

by Marine Le Canne “Museums in windows? No, thank you!” With this slogan, the Uffizi becomes even more social. In September, the Uffizi will launch a new project in order to enhance its archaeological section with the hashtag #uffiziarcheologia by Christian Barandoni and Fabrizio Paolucci. The Department of Classical Antiquities at the Uffizi Gallery promotes …

At the Medici Table : Palazzo Pitti’s Cucinone reopened

  The restoration of the Medici kitchens, the so-called cucinone, has been completed and is open to public only through guided visits by the personnel of the Palatine Gallery from Tuesday to Sunday (10:30–11:30 a.m. and 3:30–4:40 p.m.). The restoration had begun earlier this year and cost approximately €100,000.   The cucinone was built in …

The Fruits of the Earth

by Marine Le Canne The exhibition “Fruits of the Earth” by Italian painter Arturo Tosi is on display until Nov. 8 at the Gallery of Modern Art at the Palazzo Pitti. The collection is devoted the artist’s still life paintings, the theme of the showcase is described as, “nature as the artist’s model.” The exhibition …

Chestnut Festival

By Emily Baqir The 52nd annual Marradi Chestnut Festival will begin on Sunday, October 4 offering visitors traditional delicacies of the brown nut. The festival takes place every Sunday in October. Per usual, food stalls will be selling typical local products such as chestnut cake, chestnut jam, roasted chestnuts and more.   A highlight of …

Pope Arriving

    by Marine Le Canne   Pope Francis will be coming to Florence on Nov. 10. The Pope will remain in the city for three days as Florence will be the venue of the Italian Church Forum — organized by the CEI — and the Italian Bishops’ Conference — hosted by the Archdiocese at …