The Tuscan Guide

What's on in and around Firenze


Tuscan Grapevine is updating its section on what's on in and around Firenze.
"Art & Culture" section provides all the necessary information for the coming month of MARCH 2020.

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Palazzo Strozzi celebrates Natalia Goncharova

Palazzo Strozzi celebrates the life and work of the Russian artist Natalia Goncharova (1881 – 1962), a leading figure in the 20thcentury European avante-garde, in a major retrospective. Open until 12 January, 2020. Curated by Ludovica Sebregondi in conjunction with the Tate Gallery in London, this exhibition presents the creative genius of this remarkable artist, who in her unconventional and interdisciplinary approach more>

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Ai Weiwei at the Palazzo Strozzi

The Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is dedicating its latest major exhibition to one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei. This showcasing of Italy’s first major retrospective of Weiwei's work with Libero, has been expertly curated by Arturo Galansino and includes both old and new works, thereby attracting a great deal of attention in the Italian and international media. more>

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Kandinsky to Pollock in Firenze

The latest major exhibition showing at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence until 24 July, 2016 is an impressive collection of more than one hundred masterpieces of European and American art, dating from the 1920s to the 1960s and is the result of a cooperative venture between the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Guggenheim Foundation in New York… more>

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

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On a recent visit to Florence, I was reminded that there is more to this beautiful Renaissance city than its legendary artistic and cultural heritage. UNESCO after all declared it a world heritage site in 1982 and at every turn there’s an amazing piece of architecture, art galleries exhibiting paintings and sculptures by the great masters ...


The Bargello Museum

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With the Palazzo Vecchio, on our right, we walked down the Via de’ Gondi making a left turn into Via del Proconsolo and suddenly, there it was on our right, a large rather austere looking Renaissance palazzo with battlements, seeming rather out of place in this narrow street. It is the oldest public building in Florence and had once been a fortress; then in the 16th century a prison, as well as the living quarters for the chief of police...


The Vasari Corridor of Florence

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Hidden away from the eye of the general public is the Vasari Corridor, a long, elevated secret passageway connecting the Palazzo Vecchio with the Pitti Palace. It was commissioned in 1564 by Cosimo 1 de Medici on the occasion of his son Francis’ marriage to Joanna of Austria and designed and built in an impressive five months by the artist, architect and art historian, Giorgio Vasari.