A ‘Port’ for Jazz and Traditional Italian Music

As with any port, Porto di Mare-Eskimo is synonymous with exchange, correspondence, and coming and going. This year the club has an important novelty: courses of typical Italian dance Tarantella, which will be taking place on Friday night. Porto di Mare’s focus on live music and cultural exchange is one that the man who started …

The Port of Florentine Musicians Jazz and Traditional Italian Music at the Porto di Mare Club

As with any port, Porto di Mare-Eskimo is synonymous with exchange, correspondence, and coming and going. This year the club has an important novelty: courses of the typical Italian dance, the tarantella, will take place on Friday nights. Porto di Mare’s focus on live music and cultural exchange is one that the man who started …

Discover Gucci Through His Museum

The Gucci Museum portrays the brand’s history through a variety of products ranging from travel and homeware to fashion and art. The museum, which opened in 2011 to celebrate Gucci’s 90th birthday, is 1,715 square meters in size and spans three oors of the the Palazzo della Mercanzia near Piazza della Signoria. The location was …

Uffizi Revolution

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 display Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Raphael. Michelangelo and …

Botticelli Rooms Reopened

The rooms 9 and 15 of the Uffizi Gallery, devoted to the painting of the Early Renaissance, have reopened last October after being renovated as part of the Nuovi Uffizi project. The rooms, part of an area that once housed the Medici theatre designed by Bernardo Buontalenti, host masterpieces by Pollaiolo, Hugo van der Goes, …

Taste Wine with Pino In a renovated 700-year-old well

‘Pozzo Divino’ is a witty play on words: literally meaning ‘divine well’, it also translates as ‘wine well’ when read as ‘Pozzo di Vino’. The ancient well is now the cellar that hosts Pozzo Divino’s wine tours. Dating back to 1312, the well was built to supply water through a vast system of underground tunnels …

A Museum for Leonardo Exhibit showcases working models of da Vinci’s designs

A family of Florentine craftsmen has discovered previously unknown theorems hidden in Leonardo’s mechanical designs, shed- ding light on the full scope of his genius. Carlo Niccolai and his son Gabriele have spent decades constructing and working the models of Leonardo’s inventions through close study of his famous codices. In collaboration with a team of …

Florence Creativity Returns

Creativity never ends, especially at the fall edition of the Florence Creativity Festival that is taking place at the Fortezza da Basso next month from Thursday, Oct.29 to Sunday, Nov. 1.   The fair, now in its fifth year, includes events, courses and expositors presenting new ideas, techniques and materials, and is a not-to-miss event …