Medici Art Flies to Paris

By Emily Baqir A collection of art of the Medicis including works by Rosso Fiorentino, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo, and Bronzino, will be on display until Jan. 25 at the Muséè Jacquemart-André in Paris. Visitors will be immersed in a setting that mixes shaded colors and stunning graphic elements. Guests should also expect …

Eating outside the box

    The first week or two in Florence dining on bowls of pasta, slices of prosciutto or pecorino on thick slices of crusty bread, bistecca fiorentina and trippa are more than enough to assuage the appetite and please the palate; there is a reason for Italy’s reputation as a gastronomic paradise after all. Tuscan …

Remembering Pellegrino Artusi

Italian food is arguably one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It’s hard to find a major city which doesn’t boast at least a few “Italian” restaurants, featuring quality pizzas, pastas and lasagnas. However, when actually visiting Italy, you’ll soon discover that the country’s culinary diversity is much more complex. Before the final …

Cheap, delicious and good for you, too?

  Eating healthy and vegetarian in Florence       An Italian diet is completely different from that of an American’s. There is a small breakfast, which usually consists of coffee and a pastry, whereas their other meals include fruits and vegetables, beans, lean meats, and small portions. Combined with a “passeggiata” (stroll through town), …

Sun in the House

  Palazzo Davanzati Museum is hosting Sun in the House until Sept. 7. The exhibit, a testament to the craftsmen who produced domestic pottery objects, showcases ceramic objects used in everyday life in Italy from the 17th to 21st centuries.     Held in conjunction with Expo 2015 events in Milan, Sun in the House …

ReSignifications: Imagining the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories

  Exhibit on display until Aug. 29   A multimedia art exhibition entitled ReSignifications that examines and deconstructs the image of the black body through a groundbreaking and unique artistic dialogue is on display until August 29 at the historic Villa La Pietra, New York University’s Florence campus, and the Bardini Museum.   The exhibition …

The Illusion of Sciltian

On the thirtieth anniversary of his death, the Museum of Villa Bardini of Florence is celebrating Gregorio Sciltian’s artistic career with a major retrospective at the Bardini Museum, curated by Stefano Sbarbaro. The last retrospective dedicated to the artist dates back almost 20 years – in 1986, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. Showcasing …

Celebrating Saint Anna on July 26

  July 26 marks the celebration of the Festival of Saint Anna, mother of the Virgin Mary and protector of Florence’s liberty and identity. The celebration begins with a historic procession at the Piazza di Parte Guelfa at 8:45 p.m. with 100 participants dressed in costume, which proceeds to Piazza della Signoria and then on …