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Villa Medicea di Liliano

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Just a few minutes from Florence, we encounter the seventy-hectare grounds surrounding the ancient, historic Villa Medicea di Lilliano, among rolling hills and land given over to the production of 100% organic wine and olive oil, which you can discover and savour through wine tastings, walks amidst ancient olive trees and exclusive experiences in the historic kitchen. An all-round experience that is topped off with the first-class hospitality we offer in five splendid independent villas, equipped with every comfort, while respecting the environment and in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. We also offer five suites with romantic views of the historic garden of the Medici Villa and the vineyards around it: an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the wonderful moment when nature changes its colours from the bright green of summer to the warm, enveloping tones of autumn. A celebrated and refined setting for fairy-tale weddings, the Medici Villa of...

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Mugello

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mugello is the birthplace of Giotto, Beato Angelico and the Medici family, steeped in historical, artistic and environmental beauty and boasting a cuisine that has maintained the authenticity of its traditions over time. Now the curtain rises on the autumn season for all those who are eager to discover and rediscover its treasures. In Mugello, the autumn foliage is a spectacular sight: before dropping to the ground, the leaves take on the vibrant colours of red, yellow, orange and brown, in a thousand shades, and walking through the woods at this time is a thrilling, unmissable experience. Ideal for hikers or lovers of nature and photography, whether in "selfie" mode for social media or in "classic" mode for a timeless memory. In Mugello, you can relax in one of the many settings that offer the warmth of an old-fashioned welcome, enjoy days of wellbeing, pampered in blissful comfort, with the...

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Miles, il legno e la carne (the wood and the flesh)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Street Levels Gallery, the first Florentine gallery entirely devoted to urban art, from 14th to 28th November 2021, presents Il legno e la Carne (The Wood and the Flesh), an exhibition by street artist and illustrator Simone Miletta, aka Mìles, dedicated to the fable of Pinocchio. The exhibition – an out-of-gallery event that will be held in the beautiful spaces of the ARTiglieria – has been staged in conjunction with the independent publishing house Contrabbandiera, which has devised a new series focusing on urban art and which will see the finest artists on the Florentine scene illustrating fairy tales and other classics. The exhibition will feature, in their original version, the 75-plus works created for Collodi's children’s story that will inaugurate the series. Mìles' works cover the highlights of the fable and present us with the adventures of a marionette whose feelings are not so far removed from those of...

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Uffizi Treasures :. Amore vincitore

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This painting belonged to the collection of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici, perhaps coming from the set of works that remained in the possession of Orazio's brother after his death. The subject of the work is conventionally described as "Love conquering the arts", but in the Medici inventories of the late 17th century the painting was already being referred to as "Love dominating everything" or as "The genius of virtue". The Virgilian concept of Omnia vincit amor underpinning this painting had an illustrious precedent in a similar subject painted by Caravaggio for the Marquis Giustiniani. Along with the usual trappings of the bow and arrows, the figure of Amor [Cupid] is surrounded by a series of items alluding to the arts, the sciences, literary fame, the use of weapons and earthly power which, as well as being elegant pieces of still life, exhort us not to yield to our passions...

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ELITISM FLORENCE&TUSCANY N#17

Well, for our second escape-themed Elitism Florence&Tuscany cover, we’ve decided to bring you a cloud in the sky. Yes, a cloud. Something very real, substantial, striking and recognisable, which not only attracts your attention but also makes you stop and stare. Observe. But with your eyes wide open. We can do a lot of things now, especially since we have regained our freedom, or supposed freedom. Our routine has resumed the same shape it had before, from morning to night. It feels good to have regained our rhythms, albeit with restrictions. But is that really what we need? Doesn't everything around us, from the beauty and depth of Nature to the artistic works of human beings, deserve something more from us? More attention, more care, more respect, more awareness. And don't WE deserve more from OURSELVES? Press that ESCAPE button in your life, get out and look around. We’re showing...

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