Florence Cathedral was in color, the discovery was made during the restoration of the Porta dei Cornacchini, which began in September 2021 and was completed a few days ago. Thanks to this work, extensive traces of color were discovered on the marble sculptural group of the Madonna and Child and Adoring Angels, made between 1359 and 1360, confirming...

Autumn is the ideal month to make excursions to discover the beauty of Italy along ancient paths such as the way of the gods that connects the cities of Bologna and Florence and like many others throughout the peninsula. This suggestive path winds through the‘Appennino , and unites these two important Italian realities. Here you can find out in det...

Art restorers in the Italian city of Florence have begun a six-month project to clean and virtually “unveil” a long-censored nude painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most prominent women in the history of Italian art. Swirling veils and drapery were added to the “Allegory of Inclination” some 70 years after Gentileschi painted the life-si...

"Stonebreakers" World Premiere: New doc on fights over monuments opens at Festival dei Popoli in Florence. Stonebreakers, the latest Awen Films feature documentary, will have its first public showing this Saturday, Nov. 12, at Festival dei Popoli in Florence, Italy. Please enjoy the official trailer here. We're delighted to mark this occasion at Fe...

Do you want to know what Michelangelo's David, icon of the Italian Renaissance, thinks? How he spends his days? Ask him curiosities about the period in which it was made? Interacting with the alter ego of the world's most famous statue is even easier! "Chat with David," the artificial intelligence project that the Accademia Gallery of Florence's we...

Florence Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in the world and absolutely a Florence highlight that shouldn’t be missed. Its construction started in 1296 in the Gothic style. The cathedral was finished some 150 years later. The church was made by Arnolfo di Cambio’s design, who also made Santa Croce Church and Palazzo Vecchio. It’s the m...

The new episode of "Italian innovators" is a profile of Emilio Pucci, aristocrat, sportsman, aviator, war spy, smuggler, politician, and world renowned fashion designer, who pioneered the project of Italian moda in the early 1950s, designed the style of dolce vita, and created one of the most iconic brands in the 20th century. His unique approach t...

A world-famous Italian spot just opened a location in Greenwich Village. All’Antico Vinaio opened last week at 225 Sullivan St., near West Third Street, which is the eatery's second location in Manhattan. All’Antico Vinaio opened in Florence in 1991, where its three locations became popular tourist attractions for what Savaeur magazine called "the...

The Ponte Vecchio is about to be restored comprehensively for the first time in its 677-year history. Despite being structurally sound, the bridge is showing signs of its age-old exposure to the elements and the constant flow of the River Arno. A floating platform has been set up with the scaffolding required to carry out the necessary pre-restorat...

Autumn in Tuscany is the season for sunny, golden-hued grapes. It is time to cherish the earth and the fruits of the vine. Restaurants put up handwritten signs about fresh porcini mushrooms, and small towns hold sagra, festivals celebrating local food and history. Living in Florence over the years, I have enjoyed short local train travel within the...