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A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery in Florence

A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery (the museum most famous for housing Michelangelo’s statue of David) has just begun. Entitled The Virtues of Love ? Nuptial Painting in 15th Century Florence the exhibition will run until November 1st. The … Continue reading

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Visiting Venice

Venice is composed of 118 little islands linked by 400 bridges the best way to travel in Venice is by boat. The gondola was invented by the city of Venice soon after it was founded in 166 AD and Artviva‘s unique Original … Continue reading

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Giving David a bath!

A new play about Michelangelo’s statue of David has just opened in New York. In this girl-meets-statue story, Giulia, an American restorer has the job of cleaning Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Michelangelo’s David was restored six … Continue reading

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Historic football tomorrow in Florence!

Don’t forget that tomorrow the first match of Calcio Storico will take place in Piazza Santa Croce. The game is said to originate from an ancient Roman ball sport, which became the sport of princes and noblemen in the golden … Continue reading

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Visit Tuscan Villas and Gardens for free!

From the 17th of June until the 14th of November visitors to Florence will have the opportunity to visit various gardens and villas normally closed to the public for free. Every Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm … Continue reading

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Feast day of Saint John the Baptist

The birth of the John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence, is coming up. Celebrated on June 24 every year with a great  celebration. The feast of Saint John the Baptist has been celebrated in Florence medieval times with festivals … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Florence

  Italian wine and olive oil are famous the world over. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world’s largest wine producer. Why not come along … Continue reading

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We have been informed here in the Artviva offices that there may be a museum strike in Florence tomorrow, March 19th!  The strike is programmed for both March 19th and March 23rd, and will affect the Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery … Continue reading

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