Unknown Pleasures Displayed: Bardini Museum hosts Glenn Brown

The exhibition Unknown Pleasures is running at the Museo Bardini from June 10 to Oct. 25, showcasing a spectrum of Glenn Brown’s work. Brown will be installing over twenty pieces including paintings, drawings and sculptures, some of which have been made for this exhibition and shown for the first time. Mining art history and popular …

Art on the Move?

Two of the most important Florentine sculptures, Michelangelo’s David and Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, prompted a great deal of debate this summer as, although for different reasons, were proposed to be moved respectively from the Accademia Museum and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Discussion about a new possible destination for Michelangelo’s David to reduce …

Running to Fight Against Breast Cancer: Corri La Vita Returns on Sept. 24

The Corri la Vita marathon is returning on Sept. 24. Founded in 2003, the marathon has been raising over 4.500.000 euro in 14 years,with 275.000 participants from all over the world, bringing together charity, physical activity, culture and social commitment. Athletes and non-athletes alike are welcome to participate in the five-kilometer walk or the 11-kilo- …

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn The invigorating nip in the air combined with the comforting scents of chimney smoke and roasting chestnuts means that autumn is officially here. Fashion-conscious Florentines break out their sleek leather boots, wool coats, and cashmere wraps to hit the streets in style. In my opinion, this is …

As American as Pumpkin Pie

Although the sweet smell of Thanksgiving turkey and buttery mashed potatoes aren’t customary here, Florence’s American population have plenty of options to enjoy this tradition away from home. Thanksgiving is more than just food. The tradition of giving thanks started with the Wampanoag Native Americans of southeastern Massachusetts who held festivities in celebration of a …