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Florence: authorities removed Clet's sculpture

24 April, 2020
A few days ago French artist Clet set one of his sculptures made of glass and metal on a bridge in Florence, but the artwork was almost immediately removed by the authorities since he had not obtained any official permission…

Great Wine Capitals Florence Best of Wine Tourism awards

16 April, 2020
The Great Wine Capitals Florence branch announced the 2011 winners of the Best of Wine Tourism in Chianti last week, and DolceVita participated in the event and the subsequent tour of the winning locations. The awards were announced at the…

Italy: row over ownership of Michelangelo's David

13 April, 2020
The city of Florence and the Italian state are furiously fighting over the ownership of Michelangelo’s masterpiece David. The famous statue has been Florence’s mascot since 1504 when it was put on display at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio as…

Ferragamo launches the Andy Warhol shoe

12 April, 2020
The only pair of shoes that Salvatore Ferragamo ever created for a man during his life was the one that he specially made for Andy Warhol; it’s well known that the American artist did not love to wear shoes at…

Pitti Uomo 75: Pirelli PZero sneakers

6 April, 2020
Pirelli Pzero has just launched a new type of sneaker called Pzero Rex; the new Icon model with its “vertebrated” sole undoubtedly aims to create a new kind of cool in the shoe industry. Pirelli Pzero really does know how…

Florence hosts art exhibition "Novecento seduced"

29 March, 2020
The 20th century has been celebrated in Milan with a major exhibition and now it’s the turn of Florence to get a closer look at it; but this time from an entirely different perspective. The exhibition “Novecento seduced. Seventeenth-century passions…

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione parades through Florence

29 March, 2020
The Italians have a saying about envy being a terrible thing - “l’invidia รจ una brutta bestia” - and here is just another example of where we can be jealous, at least of the owners of these beautiful Alfa Romeo…

George Clooney to star in The Monster Of Florence

25 March, 2020
George Clooney will star in a movie based on Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi’s best-seller The Monster of Florence. The book tells the story of a serial killer who slew more than a dozen people over a period of 20…

Naked Mona Lisas on display at Da Vinci, near Florence

23 March, 2020
The small town of Da Vinci is hosting a new and to some extent bizarre exhibition dedicated to one of the world’s most famous paintings: the Mona Lisa. The bizarre element I am referring to is the centrepiece of the…

Restored Giotto crucifix to be unveiled in Florence

23 March, 2020
After a long restoration, the Giotto crucifix (the attribution to the great Italian artist is no longer disputed) will be officially unveiled at the Church of Ognissanti in Florence on November 6. In the meanwhile, the famous cross will be…

A new Ridolfo Ghirlandaio masterpiece found in Florence

22 March, 2020
A lost masterpiece by Domenico Ghirlandaio’s son Ridolfo was found in a dusty warehouse and restored to its pristine beauty by a team of skilled restoration experts guided by Sabrina Cassi and Gianmaria Scenini. This “new work” depicting the Madonna…

Florence luxury hotels – Grand hotel Villa Medici

19 March, 2020
Situated in the heart of Florence, between the river and the old town, the amazing 18th century Villa Medici was converted into a five star hotel several years ago; despite the rearrangement of its layout, the place has retained all…

The best street food and snacks in Milano and Florence

15 March, 2020
After our piece on Italians and their salami sandwiches, it seems snacks and street food is all the rage. The Repubblica newspaper has dedicated a double page spread to the new Italian fashion: the bread roll and all its forms.…
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