New Year in Florence… in March?

A great travel tip for Italy is to check if any unique festivals and events are being held during the time of your visit. For example, March 25 is the day of the Annunciation. It is also the Florence New Year’s Day. Well, at least it was until 1750. But being that Florentines do love a […]

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Parades in Florence – history, tradition and fashion (of a sorts)

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Certainly a unique thing to see in Florence is a historical parade. For those of you that missed the spectacular event on 6th January in Italy, here are some photos of the re-enactment of the “Cavalcata dei Magi” – procession of the Three Wise Men – organised by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. […]

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Putting his foot in it: Bronzino in Florence&Bronzino in Monte Python

Agnolo Bronzino, the artist whose real name was Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, is about to have his works exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi. Bronzino’s claim to pop-culture fame is the use of a foot from his ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’ artwork which can be seen stomping down the title of the ‘Monte Python’s Flying […]

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