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25
Apr

Florence, hosting the Institute of Masters of Wine’s 8th Symposium

It started sixty years ago with an exam, known as the Master of Wine examination, aimed for the trade. Now it has become one of the largest and most prestigious organizations linked to the world of wine. Therefore it’s an honor to say that Florence will be hosting the next symposium of the Institute, scheduled […]



10
Apr

A bit of America at Il Salviatino

There is nothing like the smell of a Manhattan’s bakery in the morning… or the taste of a coffee at dusk, in California, while one’s looking at the beach. The kind of little moments that fill our lives with happiness. The truth is that one shouldn’t have to move anywhere to enjoy those moments and […]



4
Apr

A short trip to the East at Casa Martelli

There is a kind of magic in the Middle East that fascinates us; a passion that started during the 19th century. Napoleon’s campaigns had a lot to do with the beginning of it, because the western civilization could take a look at the Eastern mysteries for the first time. Several men of that time went […]



28
Mar

The year of Michelangelo

Can anybody tell what’s in the mind of a prodigy? Where does the mystery of his inspiration reside? We find only questions that nobody can answer when we think about the wonder of these people. All of them born to leave their permanent trace in the world… like Michelangelo, our beloved Tuscan prodigy for whom […]



21
Mar

Jackson Pollock vs. Michelangelo

At first sight you wouldn’t find any common points between Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock. Both of them were great artists but the style of one has nothing to do with the style of the other. They also lived in completely different times. However, they had something in common: the capacity of creating artworks meant to […]



13
Mar

An approach to ‘Family Matters’ at CCC Strozzina

There is not an absolute definition for the term family. There are only some more or less specific meanings. Perhaps each one of us has its own concept. This ambiguity is the origin of the new exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi (CCC Strozzina). Through the work of eleven international artists, […]



6
Mar

Let’s celebrate the spring’s arrival at Il Salviatino

For some people the spring means allergy. Other ones love the colors bursting and the mild temperatures. For some it means the love of joy and youth… and for Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, the spring implies a cheerful invitation to all of you to come, visit us and celebrate the arrival […]



28
Feb

Remembering a Tuscan-born genius on his 450th anniversary: Galileo.

Several special activities involving Science are taking place in Florence until the 20th March in order to celebrate Galileo’s 450th anniversary. The Natural History Museum, Il Museo Galileo and The Garden of Archimedes – A museum for Mathematics are only some of the several institutions that contributed to organize these events. At Buon Cumpleanno Galileo […]



20
Feb

Reencountering Michelangelo until the 18th May at Galleria dell’Accademia

Why do we call Michelangelo a genius? Is it because he was an artist in the true sense of the word? Is it because we still feel overcome by the beauty of his works? He was a magnificent artist and his works still impress us indeed, but there is something else. When he passed away […]



14
Feb

Guided visits to il Corridoio Vasariano, Florence’s secret jewel.

The most special things in life are not always the most accessible ones. They are normally kept as some sort of secret jewels, only hardly ever visible to the world. This is somehow what happens with the Vasari Corridor, which is open to the public until the 30th of April. The Grand Duke, Cosimo I […]



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