Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Donato

Santa Maria della Pieve

Basilica di San Francesco

Chiesa di San Domenico


Baptistery of Santa Maria del Fiore

Bargello Museum

Churches, cathedrals, basilicas and monasteries
of Florence

Galleria dell'Accademia

Loggia dei Lanzi

Loggia del Bigallo (Museo del Bigallo)

Chiesa di Ognissanti

Palazzi in Florence

Palazzo Davanzati

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Rucellai

Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Vecchio

Piazze in Firenze

Ponte Vecchio

San Lorenzo

San Marco

San Miniato al Monte

Santa Croce

Santa Maria del Carmine

Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

The Baptistery of San Giovanni

Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

Santa Maria Novella

Basilica di Santa Trinita

Santissima Annunziata

Uffizi Gallery

Vasari Corridor


Lucca

San Michele in Foro

Basilica San Frediano


Camposanto Monumentale

San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno

San Pietro a Grado



Church of St.Giovanni Fuoricivitas

Ospedale del Ceppo

Church of Sant' Andrea


Chiesa Collegiata (Duomo)


Duomo

Palazzo Pubblico

Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala

 





 

             
 

Waiting for the end | Aspettando la fine della mostra, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

Travel guide for Tuscany
       
   

   
   

 

Art and Exhibitions | Calendar of major events in Tuscany and Italy


   
   

2017 Exhibitions in Tuscany

 

 

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci

 

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Viale della Repubblica, 277, 59100 Prato PO, Italia

www.centropecci.it

Events

Waiting for the end |
Aspettando la fine della mostra
March 17—19, 2017

 

 

   

On the occasion of its reopening, the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art presents the exhibition The End of the World, curated by director Fabio Cavallucci. The  Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci intends to be Tuscany’s contemporary art museum. 

 

   

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci

 

 

Siena | Bellezza Ferita: Norcia, Earth Heart Art Quake

 

   

La Speranza rinasce dai capolavori della città di San Benedetto

Siena, Cripta sotto il Duomo e Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala 
23 dicembre 2016 – 29 ottobre 2017

Until October 29, 2017, Duomo of Siena

 

   

A seguito del sisma che il 26 e 30 ottobre 2016 ha colpito Norcia e il territorio circostante, la Protezione Civile, il Corpo Nazionale Vigili del Fuoco, il Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale e la Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio dell'Umbria, insieme con l’Ufficio Beni Culturali dell’Archidiocesi di Spoleto-Norcia, hanno provveduto alla messa in sicurezza delle opere d’arte del territorio.
Alcuni di questi capolavori, ricoverati nei depositi, saranno nuovamente mostrati al pubblico per raccontare la “ferita” subita dal patrimonio culturale della zona di Norcia. Le opere saranno infatti ospitate dalla città di Siena e protette all’interno della “Cripta” sotto il Duomo e nel percorso del Santa Maria della Scala.

 

   
Nel segno di Roberto Longi: Piero della Francesca e Caravaggio

 

   

Museo Civico Sansepolcro, Via Niccolò Aggiunti, 65
February 12th – June 4th, 2017

Opening hours

February 12th - June 9th: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 10th - September 17th: from 10 am.. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 18th - November 5th: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m

 

   

On February 11th, the exhibition spaces of the Sansepolcro Civic Museum will host the opening of the exhibition "Nel segno di Roberto Longhi. Piero della Francesca e Caravaggio". This event is just the beginning of a rich season, which will continue with the exhibition “Luca Pacioli. Tra Piero della Francesca e Leonardo”, opening in June. Thus, from February to November a visit to the museum will be an opportunity to admire the link between important works by different masters of Italian art and similar works by Piero della Francesca.

The exhibition – curated by Maria Cristina Bandera – presents a new comparison between Caravaggio and Piero della Francesca. At a first glance this comparison might seem risky. But the reasons are easy to understand looking at the two artists, so far and so different from each other, under the spotlight of Roberto Longhi; both were studied and "rediscovered" by the great art historian during his educational years.

Roberto Longhi (1890-1970) was one of the most fascinating characters of the XX century art history. He carried out pivotal studies about Caravaggio, Piero della Francesca and other artists, in an essay he called "Officina Ferrarese".
In 1927, Longhi wrote a fundamental monograph about Piero della Francesca, preceded by the 1914 sharp essay “Piero dei Franceschi e lo sviluppo della pittura veneziana”. This essay was crucial for a new interpretation of the painter born in Borgo Santo Sepolcro, who is seen by the art historian not only in the light of his Florence “ancestry”, but also, and especially, of his Venetian “progeny”, Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini. The exhibition opens with the magnificent Polyptych of the Misericordia, recently exhibited with a great success at Palazzo Marino in Milan, and then brought back to its original place in the Sansepolcro Civic Museum.

The next exhibition, dedicated to Luca Pacioli tra Piero della Francesca e Leonardo, which will be opened to the public from June, 10th to November, 5th, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of the great mathematician. Among other masterpieces, a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci - normally hosted in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan - will be exposed, near a painting of his pupil, Giampietrino, granted by the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

 

 

Piero della Francesca | Polyptych of the Madonna of Misericordia (1445-1462), Sansepolcro
Piero della Francesca, Polyptych of the Misericordia, 1444-1465, tecnica mista su tavola, 273x330 cm, Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection of Christ (detail) (c.1420 - 1492), mural in fresco and tempera, Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

LEILA ALAOUI / KADER ATTIA / NEDKO SOLAKOV 

Feb 18 to April 23, Galleria Continua

Leila Alaoui has just died recently on January 18th. The 33 year old photojournalist was shot in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso while working on a visual campaign about womens rights for Amnesty International.



ANTONY GORMLEY / SUBODH GUPTA 

May to September, Galleria Continua

 

   
 

 

 

   

Bill Viola Electronic Renaissance | Palazzo Strozzi

 

   

March 10 to July 23, Palazzo Strozzi

Una grande mostra che celebra il maestro indiscusso della videoarte contemporanea in dialogo con i capolavori del Rinascimento.
Non perdere "Bill Viola. Rinascimento elettronico" a Palazzo Strozzi dal 10 marzo al 23 luglio 2017

Links

 

   

From 10 March to 23 July 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art.
A single, comprehensive exhibition occupying both the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina will immerse you in space, music and sound as you track the career of this artist from his early experimental work in the 1970s right up to his monumental installations of the 21st century.

 

   

Mostra "Bill Viola. Rinascimento elettronico"

 

 

Museo degli Innocenti

   
Benozzo Gozzoli in San Gimignano


   

Pinacoteca, Piazza Duomo,2

18 / 06 / 2016 - 01 / 11 / 2016

Orari di apertura:
18 giugno - 31 ottobre: 9.30 - 19.00
1 ottobre - 31 ottobre: 9.30 - 17.30
1 novembre: 11.00 - 17.30

Other places
Duomo - Museo d'arte sacra - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - Abbazia di Monteoliveto
The exhibition is open daily until November 2. Find more information here
Or see more at: www.sangimignano.com

Comunicato stampa Benozzo Gozzoli | pdf



 

Benozzo Gozzoli, a self-portrait which appears in his fresco of the Procession of the Magi

 


Madonna con Bambino, due angeli e i santi Maria Maddalena, Giovanni Battista, Agostino e Marta, Museo Civico (San Gimignano)

 

The Pinacoteca of San Gimignano is hosting an exhibition on Florentine Benozzo Gozzoli, a Renaissance master and one of the most prolific painters of the Italian Quattrocento.
Benozzo Gozzoli spent a productive four-year period in San Gimignano—among the most intense and fruitful of his long career. This exhibition offers the first comprehensive overview of that period. The Pinacoteca displas the reconstructed panel painting Madonna with Cild and Angels and Saints John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, Augustine and Martha. For the first time, the panel was reconstructed in its entirety thanks to international, prestigious loans from the Musée du Petit Palais in Avignon, the Thyssen-Bornemsza Museum in Madrid and the Pinacoteca di Brera. The altarpiece, as noted by Gerardo de Simone, "enhances the happy marriage, typical of Benozzo Gozzoli, between the modern Renaissance extent learned from Fra Angelico and the decorative style highlighting the richness and preciousness of materials from the late Gothic line of Gentile da Fabriano”.

Benozzo Gozzoli in San Gimignano | Exhibition in the Pinacoteca San Gimignano

 


 

Hans Op de Beeck, “Small Things and Soothing Thoughts”

Galeria Continua, San Gimignano

 

   

Galleria Continua presents “Small Things and Soothing Thoughts”, a solo show by Hans Op de Beeck, a prominent figure on the international art scene. "The Collector's House" is already marked as one of the most memorable installations of this year's Art Basel Unlimited.
Also in Galeria Continua: Testigos, las raíces del mundo, a new solo exhibition by one of the protagonists of the international art scene, Carlos Garaicoa, and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.

Via del Castello 11
53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 943134
info@galleriacontinua.com
Open from Monday to Sunday, 10am-1pm / 2pm-7pm, or by appointment.

www.galleriacontinua.com

 

   
     
Reopening of the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence

 

23rd June 2016 – Reopening of the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence
The museum, designed by Brunelleschi features work by art legends Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Piero di Cosimo.

Here the catalog of paintings (pdf)

 

 
     

The frescoes of the Hermitage of Montesiepi, near the Abbey of San Galgano, together with the polyptych from the Chiesa di San Pietro in Castelvecchio, are being restored and are temporarily on view in Siena.
For the occasion of the event-exhibition dedicated to Ambrogio Lorenzetti, planned for 2017, a working site of open restoration has been set up in the spaces of Santa Maria della Scala old hospital in Siena. The frescos of San Galgano chapel in Montesiepi are under observation there.

AMBROGIO LORENZETTI. INSIDE THE RESTORATION
Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala, Siena (Italy)
From 5th December 2015

 

   

Piero della Francesca. Indagine su un mito | Piero della Francesca. Exploring a legend

Musei San Domenico., Forlì
Through June 26, 2016

 

   
Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, 1445-1462, olio su tavola. Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, 1445-1462, olio su tavola. Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

 

La mostra “Piero della Francesca. Indagine su un mito”, che celebra il mito di questo genio del rinascimento italiano, è allestita ai Musei San Domenico di Forlì, dal 13 febbraio al 26 giugno 2016 e conta più di 250 opere. La mostra, che rende concettualmente omaggio al saggio di Roberto Longhi dedicato a Piero, consente di ammirare la grandezza e la modernità di Piero della Francesca.
L’affascinante rispecchiamento tra critica e arte, tra ricerca storiografica e produzione artistica nell’arco di più di cinque secoli è il tema della mostra Piero della Francesca. Indagine su un mito. Dalla fortuna in vita _ Luca Pacioli lo aveva definito “il monarca della pittura” _ all’oblio, alla riscoperta.

Alcuni dipinti di Piero, scelti per tracciare i termini della sua riscoperta, costituiscono il cuore dell'esposizione. Accanto ad essi figurano in mostra opere dei più grandi artisti del Rinascimento che consentono di definirne la formazione e poi il ruolo sulla pittura successiva.

Per illustrare la cultura pittorica fiorentina negli anni trenta e quaranta del Quattrocento, che vedono il pittore di Sansepolcro muovere i primi passi in campo artistico, saranno presenti opere di grande prestigio di Domenico Veneziano, Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello e Andrea del Castagno, esponenti di punta della pittura post-masaccesca. L'accuratezza prospettica di Paolo Uccello e l'enfasi plastica delle figure di Andrea del Castagno, la naturalezza della luce di Domenico Veneziano, l'incanto cromatico perseguito da Masolino e dall'Angelico, costituiscono una salda base di partenza per il giovane Piero. Ma la mostra vuol dar conto anche dei primi riflessi della pittura fiamminga, da cogliere negli affreschi del portoghese Giovanni di Consalvo, nei quali l'esattezza della costruzione prospettica convive con un'inedita attenzione per le luci e le ombre.

The complex interaction of art and criticism, creative output and scholarship, is the aim of Piero della Francesca. From the success during his life – Luca Pacioli defined him “the king of painting” till being forgotten and newly
discovered.
Some paintings by Piero, carefully selected to mark the evolving stages of that rediscovery, will therefore form the core of the exhibition. These will be accompanied by works by other great Renaissance artists, clarifying how Piero acquired his language and the defining role in the evolution of modern art assigned to him by recent scholarship. To illustrate Florentine culture of the 1430s and 1440s, when Piero’s career was launched,
the show will display key paintings by Domenico Veneziano, Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno, the leading artists of the period after Masaccio. The perspective preoccupation of Paolo Uccello, the emphatically sculptural figures by Andrea del Castagno and the chromatic effects sought by Domenico Veneziano and Beato Angelico, offer significant parallels for Piero in his twenties and thirties. The precocious influence of flemish painting will be seen in a fresco by the portuguese painter Giovanni di Consalvo from the Chiostro deli Aranci at the Badia Fiorentina, where the precision of the perspective construction is accompanied by an unusual attention to light and shade.

Art in Tuscany | Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia


Related Event| EXPLORING THE RESURRECTION

Visiting hours
From Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, holidays, March 28th
and April 25th: 9.30 am - 8.00 pm
The box office closes one hour before time stated.
Closed on Mondays.
Information and booking
tel. +39.199.15.11.34
tel. +39.0543.36217 (groups only)
mostrapierodellafrancesca@civita.it

 


Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, 1445-1462, olio su tavola. Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

 

Piero della Francesca, San Girolamo e un devoto, 1440-1450 ca., tempera e resina su tavola. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
Piero della Francesca, San Girolamo e un devoto, 1440-1450 ca., tempera e resina su tavola. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia

Piero della Francesca | Exploring the Resurrection

March 19th . July 17th 2016
Civic Museum of Sansepolcro

 

   

Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection, Museo Civico of Sansepolcro

 

Thanks to a collaboration agreement with the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and the Fine Arts and the Pesaggio of Siena, Grosseto and Arezzo Superintendence, the City of Sansepolcro is restauring the Resurrection, famous fresco by Piero della Francesca, preserved in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, inside the Civic Museum. To enhance the work of Piero and surveys carried out on during the restoration, in the same hall that houses the Resurrection, there will be an exhibition entitled Exploring the Resurrection.

Art in Tuscany | Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection

march 19th . July 17th 2016
Civic Museum of Sansepolcro
via Niccolò Aggiunti 65
www.museocivicosansepolcro.it

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  Piero della Francesca, The Resurrection (self-portrait, detail of fresco), Museo Civico of Sansepolcro
     
     
From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections

Palazzo Strozzi - March 19 - July 24, 2016

   
A major exhibition bringing to Florence more than 100 major works of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s in a narrative that reconstructs the relationship and the ties between the two sides of the Atlantic through the lives of two leading American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation of New York.
The exhibit will be offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the work of European masters of modern art such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Pablo Picasso and European masters of so-called Art Informel, such as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, with large paintings and sculptures by some of the most important personalities on the American art scene in the 1950s and 1960s such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly.

Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
p.zza Strozzi 50123 Firenze

Palazzo Strozzi is situated between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni in the heart of Florence, the Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance domestic architecture. 

Hours: open everyday (including holidays) from 10.00 to 20.00 and every Thursday until 23.00.


Website

Upcoming exibition: Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi

Date: 23 September 2016 - 22 January 2017 - Piano Nobile

 

 

Palazzo Strozzi courtyard
Palazzo Strozzi courtyard

 

Vasily Kandinsky, Dominant Curve, April 1936. Oil on canvas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

     
The Violated Canvas | La tela violata
Fontana, Castellani, Bonalumi, Burri, Scheggi, Simeti, Amadio and researching the physical use of the third dimension

March 19 to June 19, 2016

   
About fifty canvasses by eight artists that, starting in the 1950s, revolutionized the art scene, transgressing the pictorial surface. Explore the artwork of Fontana, Castellani, Bonalumi, Burri, Scheggi, Simeti and Amadio.
The exhibition takes into consideration the art movement of Spatialism with particular attention to Azimuth, the magazine founded by Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani that engaged intellectuals, art critics and artists in the debate on what art represented, and Azimut, an exhibition space also founded by Manzoni and Castellani, in collaboration with Agostino Bonalumi.

Lucca Center Of Contemporary Art, Via della Fratta, 36 - 55100 Lucca

Hours: 10.30-18.30 on Wednesday-Sundays and public holidays
Closed on Tuesday, except on Christmas Day

Website

  Lucca
Lucca
     
     

The shadow of the Etruscans | Symbols of a people between the plains and hills

March 19 - June 30, 2016

A journey throughtime exploring the sacred and the underworld horizons to rebuild the threads of the Etruscan civilization that in ancient times spread on the north area of the Arno river, along the direction of the Florence-Prato-Pistoia plain, the Mugello/Val di Sieve and Montalbano wide territory.
Between stones, bronzes and steles, what emerges is a fascinating part of history full of suggestions, which reconstructs distant cultural roots of Tuscany through Prato and the epicenter of Gonfienti.

   

Between stones, bronzes and steles, distant cultural roots in Tuscany is recontructed through Prato with an epicenter of Gonfienti, to whome the first section is fully dedicated. Particular attention is given to the sacred objects including bronze statues and objects in glass.

The second section is focused on the production of "Fiesole stones" that characterize this vast territory from which emerged, during the Etruscan age, the centers of Artimino, Fiesole and Gonfienti: steles and stones and decorated relief monuments that identify noble families coming from funerary contexts of the targeted area.

Museum of Palazzo Pretorio, Piazza del Comune, 59100 Prato PO

Hours10.30-18.30 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Closed on Tuesday, except on Christmas Day

Website

   

ITINERA Siena Brussels. Launch of a European project for artists and curators

 

   

A residency program based on the idea of ??exchange between two European cities: Siena and Brussels. Between 2015 and 2017 artists to curators will travel and will design exhibitions, activities, meetings.

ITINERA Siena Bruxelles. Al via un progetto europeo per artisti e curatori

Un programma di residenze fondato sull'idea di scambio tra due città europee: Siena e Bruxelles. Tra il 2015 e il 2017 artisti a curatori viaggeranno e progetteranno mostre, attività, incontri.

 

   

ITINERA #1 from Lorenzo Pallini on Vimeo

 

   

This is an extract from the press conference held in 22 October 2015
Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio
Avenue d’Auderghem, 22-28, 1040 Bruxelles

Links | www.artribune.com

 

   
Robert Capa in Italy

Until August 15, 2016

   

A black and white photography exhibition by Robert Capa covering the years 1943-44 telling the story of the arrival of the Allies in Italy. This show features images by the great war photojournalist, who was among the founders of the Magnum agency and was present for the allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943. Considered the father of photo-journalism, Robert Capa, lived a large part of his life on the battlefield - even though he was not a solider, documenting the life in war with photos that capture the settings, the pain and documenting the facts.

Raffaele De Grada Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, via Folgore da San Gimignano 11, San Gimignano

From: 05/03/2016 to: 10/07/2016

Hours: every day 10-17.30, beginning April 1: 9.30-19.

Website

 

   
Master of Kitsch Jan Fabre in Florence

   

Works by multidisciplinary Belgian Master of Kitsch Jan Fabre are now in Florence for Spiritual Guards, an exhibition taking place in piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Forte di Belvedere until 2 October 2016. The sculptures serve an ornamental and decorative purpose rather than amounting to a work of true artistic merit. 

To avoid.

 

   
     
ROSSO FIORENTINO. ROSSO VIVO.
La Deposizione, la Storia, il ‘900, il Contemporaneo

A cura di Vittorio Sgarbi 

23 maggio 2014 > 31 dicembre 2015

   
Scultori e pittori saranno esposti presso gli spazi di Palazzo dei Priori, Pinacoteca Civica, Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Battistero di San Giovanni, Teatro Romano, Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro e si alterneranno nel corso dell’esposizioni: questo darà vita a un continuo rinnovamento dell’iniziativa, che vedrà eventi dedicati continui. Fino al 31 dicembre 2015 questo grande omaggio a Rosso Fiorentino, la più originale e spettacolare manifestazione mai dedicata al grande maestro nato a Firenze nel 1495, sarà visibile con un solo biglietto valido per tutti i luoghi, la Volterra Card, che permetterà a ogni visitatore di godere della sorprendente esposizione diffusa per la Città.

ORARIO ESTIVO dal 9 marzo al 1 novembre 2015

Pinacoteca Civica:
Tutti i giorni 9.00 – 19.00
Ecomuseo dell’Alabastro:
Tutti i giorni 9.30 – 19.00
Battistero di san Giovanni:
Tutti i giorni 10.00 – 18.00
Palazzo dei Priori:
Tutti i giorni 10.30 – 17.30
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci:
Tutti i giorni 9.00 – 19.00
Teatro Romano:
Tutti i giorni 10.30 – 17.30
(la biglietteria chiude un’ora prima)

 

 
Rosso Fiorentino, Deposition, 1521, oil on wood. Pinacoteca Comunale di Volterra
Rosso Fiorentino, Deposition, 1521, oil on wood. Pinacoteca Comunale di Volterra


Exhibitions in Tuscany 2015

   
 
 
   
Madonna San Pietro alle Scale

Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Madonna col Bambino tra San Pietro, San Paolo, una Santa martire e San Michele Arcangelo (particolare), tempera su tavola, Siena, Chiesa di San Pietro in Castelvecchio. (Foto Marcello Formichi, Soprintendenza Belle Arti e Paesaggio di Siena, Grosseto e Arezzo, 2015)

 


Art in Tuscany | The guide to the art and towns of Tuscany
Tuscany has an immense cultural and artistic heritage, expressed in the region's numerous churches, palaces, art galleries, museums, villages and piazzas. Much of these artifacts are found in the main cities, such as Florence and Siena, but also in smaller villages scattered around the region, such as San Gimignano, Pienza, Chiusi, Massa Marittima and many others.
Tuscany has some of the very best art galleries in the world. These include the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello Museum and Santa Croce Museum.
Mediaeval era and the Renaissance is the epoch which also left the enormous quantity of art masterpieces in Tuscany. Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of arts and science, such as Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Sandro Botticelli, Raffaello Santi, Giotto, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Vazari and many others and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages.


[1] Source:press release Piero della Francesca. Indagine su un mito | www.mostrefondazioneforli.it

 

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Holiday home in Tuscany, Casa Santa Pia

Residencies for writers and translators in Toscany | Podere Santa Pia

 


 
   

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Podere Santa Pia
 
Podere Santa Pia, garden view, December
 

The Maremma and isola Montecristo, view from Santa Pia

 

Podere Santa Pia, con una vista indimenticabile sulla Maremma Toscana.
La terrazza è esposta a Sud per cui dalla mattina al pomeriggio è sempre colpita dal sole, tuttavia ci sono zone ombreggiate grazie agli alberi circostanti.