On October 30th, 2015 I have been at the Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence, exactly one day after the official re-opening. After buying new spaces, two years ago the museum started a renovation process which meant a limited access for several months, and then one full year of closing. At 9:00 AM there were at least 60-70 people waiting in line to see this brand new wonder in Florence, and I was with them. Come on, I thought, this is going to become like the Uffizi. But instead, as soon as the … [Read more...] about Beautiful! The new Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence
This page is your portal for Florence Italy attractions; there are so many things to see in Florence and unless you have a one-month long vacation you'll need to select. My suggestion is: don't get anxious to see everything, or you will be overwhelmed and won't enjoy your vacation. What you select depends mostly on the duration of your vacation. A trip to Florence is about culture, but also about food, wine and relax. What Florence can offer in terms of art can't be found anywhere else: we have … [Read more...] about Florence Italy attractions – Can’t miss these!
Florence is famous for Renaissance art, and even if you go to the Modern Art Gallery in the Pitti Palace you won't find exactly recent works, considering that the collection starts with works of the 18th century and ends before World War II. Recently, the gap In art history that Florence always had with contemporary arts has been filled with the opening of the Museo del Novecento, dedicated to the 20th century. This is one of the many attractions that you won't find listed among the top ones, … [Read more...] about Museo del Novecento in Florence
David, the prophet of the Old Testament, has always been considered a symbol for Florence because of his story, a triumph of intelligence over the brute force of Goliath, the giant. Many artists have represented David in history, including Donatello: he even did this twice. When speaking of Donatello's David we must distinguish between the marble statue and the bronze statue, much more famous. Both statues are on display at the Bargello museum. Today we are going to analyze the bronze David. … [Read more...] about Donatello’s David – The bronze statue
There is a place in Florence where you can see contemporary works of art together with a Renaissance temple. Mix everything into a former Medieval church, and what you get is the Marino Marini Museum, one of the many overlooked attractions of Florence Italy. There are no crowds here like in the Uffizi or the Accademia, but the works are amazing. The Marino Marini Museum is part of the attractions that you can visit with Firenze card. … [Read more...] about Marino Marini Museum
Florence is filled with hidden attractions that most of the travelers miss, in their rush to complete their "must-do" checklist. The goal of this blog is to help you discover these magnificent places, and one of them, for sure, is the Sassetti Chapel in the church of Santa Trinita. Without staying in line and without paying any ticket, you will have a chance to see a wonderful cycle of frescoes by Domenico del Ghirlandaio and learn something about the Medici family and their entourage. … [Read more...] about Sassetti Chapel – Santa Trinita