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Marina Abramovic – The Cleaner

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to one ofthe most controversial figures in contemporary art. A look at the unique season of creativeness in the former Yugoslavia during the 70’s is a key to understand her work and her artistic background." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Marina Abramović is one of the greatest performer in the world. Her famous shows have been appreciated in so many countries in Europe and in North America and has been giving prestigious award. Her extreme performances started at the Novi Sad Academy of Fine Arts in the 70’s, at that time former Yugoslavia experienced a decade of original and appreciated artistic production called “Conceptualism”. The fact that this type of radical art could be produced in an authoritarian socialist country is perhaps as interesting as the art itself. How was it possible? During the famous demonstrations of’68, students occupied the University in Belgrade too. They stayed there for...

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Enrico Coveri

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "In everyone's memory, he will remain a star who always shone under the banner of success." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]L'enfant prodige of fashion Enrico Coveri was a great designer who deserves to be counted among the most important in the history of painting in Italian fashion. His joyful sensitivity to colours, his daring, even transgressive use of sequins, bows and volants, had already made him “l’enfant prodige” of fashion at an early age. He was born in 1952, far from the glittering world of the spotlight and that he himself later described as “annoying and cruelly competitive”. But he was fascinated by it and, in order to become part of that universe, he accepted the idea of becoming a model.   He was so drawn to this world, that when he was just twenty, in 1974, he designed his first knitwear collection and a few years later moved to Paris where he started...

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Prato: the Tuscany of the Past and Future

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "There is always something to see, to discover, to explore. Prato imagines, and then creates." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Prato: the Tuscany of the Past and Future  The center of a territory rich with history and precious works of art, it is surprising, fascinating and those visiting it for the first time will fall in love with it. Let yourself be inspired by a unique and all-encompassing city that has managed to establish a perfect harmony between its ancient roots and innovation, between its artistic and contemporary past, progressing and transmitting dynamism and constructive energy to those who experience it. There is always something to see, to discover, to explore. Prato imagines, and then creates. Prato has the only example of Swabian architecture in central-northern Italy, the Emperor's Castle, built by the Sicilian architect Riccardo da Lentini between 1237 and 1248. The exteriors have remained perfectly intact, and during the summer the castle’s spaces are...

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Where to Eat Vol.5

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "Enjoying food is one of the best pleasures in life. The staff of Elitism presents you 5 of the best restaurants of the month." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Where to Eat  OFFICINA DEL GUSTO Strategically located and easy to reach thanks to the tram stop right in front. With a courteous attentive staff, this cosy modern restaurant has industrial touches that recall a workshop. For a tasty tagliere, typical Tuscan bruschetta, perfect tartare, this is just the right place. Don’t hesitate to try the Coccoli and stracchino! Piazza Paolo Uccello 12 |  www.officina-del-gusto.com NOBILE This tiny little bistro is suitable for a quick lunch with sandwiches, provides attention to the smallest details, and has well-calibrated prices. Considered one of the best for its “lampredotto (beef stomach) sandwich”, and paired with a good glass of wine, this place is sure to be a real discovery for you. Friendly and professional staff, excellent quality. Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini 13 OSTERIA...

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Florence Factory high-quality craftsmanship

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "According to the best artisan tradition, almost all the products can be customized and made to measure and you can be sure that each object contains everything that has made Florence thrive for centuries, a veritable Handmade in Florence." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Going through the center of Florence means steeping oneself in the world of Renaissance Art and Architecture A world that bears witness to a centuries-old civilization. The historic center, dotted with an extraordinary range of all the most important names in designer boutiques, is also an international reference point for high fashion. The shops, workshops, and studios of the great Florentine designers, extraordinary and completely different from one another, together offer a complex fresco of all the trends, styles and cultures that make up the basis of Italian fashion. Walking along the river on the enchanting Lungarni, through the alleys, marveling at glimpses and streets worthy of photographing, it’s impossible not...

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Gabriele Ferzetti

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "“- Giulia: Cosa devo fare per essere lasciata in pace? - Claudia: Credo che basti chiudere la porta, Giulia.” (from L'avventura")" [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Gabriele Ferzetti Gabriele Ferzetti belonged to the golden age of the world of International filmaking, the last one of a wonderful generation of famous Italian movie stars, such as Gassman, Mastroianni, Sordi, Tognazzi, Manfredi. Elegant, urban and well-spoken, Gabriele Ferzetti was a versatile actor and one of Italy's most prominent international stars of the 1950's and 60's.   But he was different from any other actors of his time,  may be not as  “fashionable” as his colleagues, but of an unmatchable class.  And a seducer. A charming gentleman, a little shy and introvert , who kept away from the footlights and the paparazzi. Over seven decades he played a multitude of different film roles in every known genre and category and just about the only constant in his long career...

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