Free Museum Tours with Autunno ad Arte

Enjoy autumn’s nippy afternoons indoors with free guided art tours (in Italian). Autunno ad Arte hosts two tours in November at the Gallery of Modern Art, Palazzo Pitti:   Spotlight on the Twentieth Century   This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the museum’s foundation by focusing on its impressive collection of twentieth-century works.        …

A Homage to Design

  Piero Tosi on Display   Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery is currently paying tribute to notable exponents of twentieth-century fashion. The exhibition Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi: The art of stage costumes from the Tirelli bequest comes in the wake of the Honorary Governors Award given to Tosi in 2013 in recognition of his …

Palazzo Strozzi Displays Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s life and work is celebrated at Palazzo Strozzi with an exhibit called Picasso and Spanish Modernity. Showcased are ninety works by Picasso and those twentieth-century Spanish artists over whom he had a profound influence, including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Maria Blanchard and Julio González. The exhibition is divided into nine sections …

Where to find authentic Florentine craftsmanship

    From hand-made leather goods to artisan jewellery known as bigiotteria, Florence hosts several practitioners of the bigiotteria craft. At L’Oro Fuggia visitors can discover the tradition of arte povera, where owners Leonardo Bertucci and Leonora Moschitta create singular and colourful works of art using a variety of materials, including brass, copper, silver, freshwater …

New Archaeological Site Uncovers City’s Ancient Urban Fabric

A new archaeological site revealing Florence’s ancient Roman and early Christian heritage together with the history of the Duomo has opened to the public. On display at Santa Reparata, the exhibition traces the city’s history from the Roman city of Florentia in the first century AD through to the fourteenth century, covering the Duomo’s origins …

Changing Cityscape

Lucy David   Florence’s urban fabric is taking new form as pedestrianization plans for the Oltrarno district come into force and the city’s ancient heritage is unearthed with the opening of two archaeological sites.   Mayor Dario Nardella recently announced a €5 million renovation plan for the Oltrarno, beginning with the pedestrianization of Piazza del …