Florence April 22nd, 2015 - Yesterday, the Opera del Duomo started monitoring the marble surfaces outside of Florence Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, a work that will end within the week. … [Read more...] about Florence Duomo facade – Opera monitoring conservation
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Florence, April 21st, 2015 - After they had been closed for restoration in July 2014, finally the Uffizi rooms 2-7 open again today. Without air-conditioning masterpieces were at risk because of the difference in temperature between Winter and Summer and also because of the humidity created by the crowds of tourists that visit the Uffizi Gallery every day. … [Read more...] about Uffizi rooms 2-7 to reopen today
Who said that Florence is just about Renaissance art? We often like to compare the Renaissance with contemporary art, as it happened in 2014 with the exhibition featuring Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock. Now it's the turn of Antony Gormley, British sculptor, to display his works at the Forte Belvedere. … [Read more...] about Antony Gormley at the Forte Belvedere
Yesterday, on April 9th 2015, director Ron Howard was in Florence, Italy to explore the locations of Inferno film, the movie inspired by the novel of Dan Brown. The local newspaper "La Nazione" reported the news, and I translated it for you. Here is the original text in Italian, with a photo gallery of Ron Howard in Florence. … [Read more...] about Inferno film: Ron Howard in Florence
Ron Howard thanked by the Mayor of Florence Ron Howard receives the keys of Florence Tom Hanks jogging on the Lungarno Last days of shooting in Florence Florence Italy is famous worldwide and we already have an average of 4.5 million tourist visiting the city in the recent years. The novel Inferno by Dan Brown fueled this already rich tourism, especially for the attractions involved in the novel, but this is nothing if compared to what will happen after the Inferno movie debut, … [Read more...] about Inferno movie – Filming in Florence Italy
The Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence features the greatest collection of Donatello sculptures in the world. In late 2015, Pope Francesco will officially visit Florence Italy and in preparation for this event, the Opera del Duomo (the institution responsible for maintaining the Cathedral, founded back in 1296) started a campaign that includes the cleaning of the Baptistery of San Giovanni and a complete restoration and enlargement of the Opera del Duomo Museum, which is going to become one of … [Read more...] about Donatello sculptures on display in New York City!