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DISCOVER MUGELLO

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Tuscany, a few kilometers from Florence, between the rolling hills, the tall cypresses, the background of the peaks and the passes, the territory of Mugello extends. A land to live in full freedom in its fascinating open spaces, between culture, art and traditions. Ideal destination for a holiday dedicated to relaxation, a slow pace and good food. A land of artists, designed with care and cultivated with love, Mugello is a desired land! Illustrious Tuscans were born or lived here: Giotto, Beato Angelico, Andrea del Castagno, Galileo Chini, Dino Campana, Giuliano Vangi ...

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HENRY MOORE: THE SCULPTURE’S DRAWING

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Curated by Sergio Risaliti and Sebastiano Barassi in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation until 18 July, 2021, Museo Novecento, Florence  Henry Moore returns to Florence. Nearly 50 years (it was 1972) after the memorable exhibition at Forte di Belvedere featuring the master of English sculpture, the Museo Novecento has decided to pay tribute to him with “Henry Moore. The Sculptor’s Drawing”, an exhibition curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Henry Moore Collections and Exhibitions and Sergio Risaliti, Artistic Director of the Museo Novecento. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, with the contribution of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, runs until 18 July, 2021. The Florentine Museum will be hosting a substantial selection of drawings, approximately seventy, as well as graphic works and sculptures. Natural forms – rocks, pebbles, roots and trunks –, animals, but also skulls and then the relationship between the creator and his material, also exemplified...

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SUGGESTED BY LAURA ADDIS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Laura Addis, Sardinian by birth and Florentine by action. Founder of the Ottica Sartoriale brand, an optical shop with highly select Brands (Linda Farrow, Monokol, Bottega Antiqua… Just to mention a few) and eye check-up centre in Florence. What do you like most about Florence? One really striking thing about Florence is the view of the Ponte Vecchio and Lungarni when you pass beneath them in a row boat. You get the impression of living in another era. Where do you like to have breakfast and what do you love to eat? I like to have breakfast at the historic Bar Francesconi, a chocolate ‘fagottino’ pastry and a cappuccino. What part of your store are you fondest of? The part of my store I’m fondest of is definitely the marble table where I love to chat and have coffee with customers and friends. What product would you recommend for an unforgettable gift? Is...

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CRUMB GALLERY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Crumb Gallery #womeninart, the first art gallery in Europe dedicated exclusively to female artists, because solo exhibitions by women still make up no more than 25 per cent of the total. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because a work by a woman, in 2016, in Italy, was valued at 179 thousand euros, which is already a lot, while a work by a man, 4 million and 685 thousand euros. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because of the 15 artists represented in the galleries, 90 per cent are men. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because the galleries that exhibit only women, worldwide, can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Crumb Gallery #womeninart to close the gap between men and women in the world of contemporary art, with a space that promotes, spreads the word, supports and exhibits painting, sculptures, photography, installation and performance art by female artists. In the 1980s, it was impossible for a...

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COFFEE PLEASE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The best coffee roasteries in Florence and nearby. La Sosta Specialty Coffee In 2016, Simone Guidi, on his return to Florence after a major career experience with the Genovese family’s Australian coffee roasting company, has created his own brand, “LA SOSTA SPECIALTY COFFEE”. The aim is to offer something unique to Florence and Italy: helping people explore the incredible variety of aromas and flavours hidden in the roasting process. Ethical, Sustainable, Healthy = SPECIALTY COFFEE A must-try: BOM DIA from Brazil www.lasosta.coffee Gearbox Coffee Roasters Gearbox Coffee Roasters are the brainchild of Tommaso Bongini, head of quality control for Caffè Mokarico, the family business. His intention is to bring together his two greatest passions, coffee and the world of automobiles: two very different worlds, but often with a number of things in common. A brand based on craftsmanship, product quality and skilled manufacturing techniques, where the human element, the roaster, is crucial to obtaining exceptional...

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FOLLOWING IN DANTE’S FOOTSTEPS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dante’s journeys were unique, steeped in history, art and nature. Now, bespoke tourist itineraries, designed to offer travellers unforgettable days and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, retrace those ancient traditions and outstanding landmarks. An idea for an intense vacation, immersed in a priceless “rich vein” of history, between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Follow Dante’s footsteps from Florence to Ravenna through the Apennines at a nice slow pace, enjoying all the local delights offered by the territory. Aboard the Faenza-Florence train (through Marradi), by bicycle along the ancient Via Faentina, or by foot along the many hiking trails. Florence, Scarperia and San Piero, Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, then Faenza, Brisighella and Ravenna: the ancient palaces, Romanesque parish churches, small villages, museums, libraries, and artisan workshops, still speak today for the places where Dante lived in exile. Le Vie di Dante is a project of the Emilia Romagna Region’s APT Services and the Tuscan Tourist Bureau. For more information: www.viedidante.it [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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