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
Florence and the Uffizi 3D trailer
The trailer for the art film "Florence and the Uffizi 3D / 4K" has been finally released. Florence is already one of the top tourist destinations in the world, maybe this is why Italy and Tuscany don't spend a lot in promotion (not a good thing in my opinion), but in the next 12 months, thanks to private initiatives, the city of Florence will have an unprecedented visibility. I always wondered why such a beautiful city didn't appear very often in films, but someone in the industry must have … [Read more...] about Florence and the Uffizi 3D trailer
Florence Italy attractions – Can’t miss these!
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!
Dustin Hoffman in the cast of Medici Masters of Florence
Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden , the Rob Stark of " Game of Thrones " , will be in the cast of "Medici - Masters of Florence" , Italian-American TV series whose filming began this week in the village of Montepulciano . Dustin Hoffman will play the role of the Florentine banker Giovanni di Bicci, ancestor of the Medici family, founder of the Medici bank and father of Cosimo the Elder (Richard Madden), the first ruler of Florence. He strolls around the large square of the village, in his … [Read more...] about Dustin Hoffman in the cast of Medici Masters of Florence
Baptistery North doors moved into Duomo Museum
After two years of restoration, last night at 9:30 pm the first half of the Baptistery North doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti left the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure to be moved into the new Opera del Duomo Museum. It was a matter of moving a 4,000 Kg work of art for about 500 metres, going through the most suggestive place in Florence: Piazza del Duomo. This is part of a series of interventions on the heritage of the Cathedral of Florence, made for the scheduled visit of Pope Francesco in town between … [Read more...] about Baptistery North doors moved into Duomo Museum
Medici Masters of Florence
Florence has been the set of Inferno by Ron Howard just few months ago, and it's about to become a set again for "Medici Masters of Florence", the first TV series which will be filmed in the real locations where the rulers of the Renaissance lived. … [Read more...] about Medici Masters of Florence