FLORENCE:ALL THE EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUMS OF THE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI IN 2016

  The Gallerie degli Uffizi – the new museum cluster resulting from the merger of the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Palazzo Pitti museum complex occasioned by the recent minister Franceschini reform, and under the direction of Eike Schmidt for just over a month – can already offer visitors an exhibition programme for 2016 that… Read More FLORENCE:ALL THE EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUMS OF THE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI IN 2016

“THE GHOST BUS”: FROM UNITED KINGDOM TO ITALY…GREAT ARTICLES ON ENGLISH AND ITALIAN PRESS

Two Countries (UK and Italy), two regions (East Midlands and Tuscany), two cities (Nottingham and Siena), two popular heroes (Robin Hood and Ghino di Tacco) and one project: “The Ghost Bus”. As already announced, after the great welcome in Beeston (last March 2015), the amazing project by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons Plc and Act Group will… Read More “THE GHOST BUS”: FROM UNITED KINGDOM TO ITALY…GREAT ARTICLES ON ENGLISH AND ITALIAN PRESS

THE ANCIENT “PHARMACY” OF S. MARIA NOVELLA: 400 YEARS OF HISTORY IN THE VERY HEART OF FLORENCE

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI / OFFICINA PROFUMO-FARMACEUTICA S.M.NOVELLA, FLORENCE (Italy) * Last Friday night, the 22th of May, 2015, the presentation of my new book “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (English translation: “When the Day was an Arrow”) took place in Florence in the historical rooms of the ancient “Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica of Santa Maria… Read More THE ANCIENT “PHARMACY” OF S. MARIA NOVELLA: 400 YEARS OF HISTORY IN THE VERY HEART OF FLORENCE

ART & GEOMETRY # 2 : ST. MARY OF THE FLOWER, THE IMPRESSIVE CATHEDRAL OF FLORENCE

 © Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI   Santa Maria del Fiore (also known simply as the Duomo) is the cathedral of Florence known for its distinctive Renaissance dome. Its name (“Saint Mary of the Flower“) refers to the lily, the symbol of Florence. The impressive Gothic cathedral complex includes the Duomo, the famous baptistery and a campanile. The cathedral… Read More ART & GEOMETRY # 2 : ST. MARY OF THE FLOWER, THE IMPRESSIVE CATHEDRAL OF FLORENCE

FLORENCE: IN THE MEDIEVAL “PHARMACY” OF S.MARIA NOVELLA (XIV CENTURY) A SPECIAL EVENT FOR MY BOOK ON POPE FRANCIS LIFE

  © Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI / OFFICINA PROFUMO-FARMACEUTICA S.M.NOVELLA, FLORENCE * Guest Writer: Press Office Velar-Elledici Editions * On Friday the 9th of May, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. takes place the book presentation of “Francesco” by Roberto Alborghetti inside the historical rooms of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, via della Scala… Read More FLORENCE: IN THE MEDIEVAL “PHARMACY” OF S.MARIA NOVELLA (XIV CENTURY) A SPECIAL EVENT FOR MY BOOK ON POPE FRANCIS LIFE

FLORENCE, ART AS AN EXPERIENCE OF GEOMETRY (#1) / IMAGES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL FAÇADE OF S.MARIA NOVELLA

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI * The Church of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important Gothic churches in Tuscany. The exterior is the work of Fra Jacopo Talenti and Leon Battista Alberti. The interior holds extraordinary works of art including Masaccio’s Trinità, Ghirlandaio’s fresco cycle in the Tornabuoni Chapel and Giotto’s Crucifix, among… Read More FLORENCE, ART AS AN EXPERIENCE OF GEOMETRY (#1) / IMAGES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL FAÇADE OF S.MARIA NOVELLA

JACKSON POLLOCK, GREAT EXHIBITION IN FLORENCE: A VIRTUAL COMPARISON WITH RENAISSANCE GENIUS MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

Jackson Pollock, the undoubted master of action painting, comes to Florence for a virtual comparison with Renaissance genius, Michelangelo Buonarroti. The exhibition in question, entitled La figura della furia [The figure of fury, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, from April 16 to July 27], which, inspired by the studies of the American painter during his… Read More JACKSON POLLOCK, GREAT EXHIBITION IN FLORENCE: A VIRTUAL COMPARISON WITH RENAISSANCE GENIUS MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

“GETTING RE-ACQUAINTED WITH MICHELANGELO”: FLORENCE CELEBRATES THE 450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF BUONARROTI / PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAINTINGS FROM XIX CENTURY TO PRESENT

    “Getting re-acquainted with Michelangelo: Sculpture by Buonarroti in photographs and paintings from the XIX century to the present” is the theme of an exhibition which opened in Florence on February 18 celebrating the 450th anniversary of the death of the “Genius of the Renaissance” (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564). As part of… Read More “GETTING RE-ACQUAINTED WITH MICHELANGELO”: FLORENCE CELEBRATES THE 450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF BUONARROTI / PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAINTINGS FROM XIX CENTURY TO PRESENT

“HATS BETWEEN ART AND EXTRAVAGANCE”: IN FLORENCE THE FIRST MONOGRAPHIC SHOW WITH ITEMS BY FAMED FASHION HOUSES

The Galleria del Costume (Palazzo Pitti, Florence; from December 3, 2013 to  May 18, 2014) opens its doors to an accessory not destined to pass unnoticed. This will be the first monographic show dedicated to hats.  The Museum’s collections of this accessory, attributable to the generosity of many donors, amount to more than one thousand… Read More “HATS BETWEEN ART AND EXTRAVAGANCE”: IN FLORENCE THE FIRST MONOGRAPHIC SHOW WITH ITEMS BY FAMED FASHION HOUSES

“THE ALLEGORY OF PATIENCE”: ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PAINTINGS IN THE MEDICI COLLECTIONS ON SHOW AT PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE (ITALY)

  At Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy) an exhibition opened on one of the most significant paintings in the Medici collections, The Allegory of Patience, which belonged to cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici and is today held in the Sala di Prometeo in the same Palazzo Pitti. Initially attributed to Parmigianino in the inventories of… Read More “THE ALLEGORY OF PATIENCE”: ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PAINTINGS IN THE MEDICI COLLECTIONS ON SHOW AT PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE (ITALY)

(HE)ART PLACES / THE MYSTERIOUS LONGOBARD CRYPT (8TH CENTURY) ON MOUNT AMIATA IN TUSCANY

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI * In Abbadia San Salvatore, on Mount Amiata – Siena country, Tuscany, Italy – there is a magical and capturing place. You find it on the ancient Benedectine abbey. It’s a Crypt where we breath the history and the beauty of one of the most fascinating Tuscany villages. According the documents,… Read More (HE)ART PLACES / THE MYSTERIOUS LONGOBARD CRYPT (8TH CENTURY) ON MOUNT AMIATA IN TUSCANY

(HE)ART PLACES / THE NIGHT (AND THE SILENCE) IN THE FASCINATING MEDIEVAL TUSCANY VILLAGE

© Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI The historical centre of Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena, Tuscany, Italy) is a well kept medieval fortress-village, where you may walk through incredible narrow streets and squares, all built with the local grey stone. The castle of Abbadia is first mentioned in a document dating to 1203, which shows that the… Read More (HE)ART PLACES / THE NIGHT (AND THE SILENCE) IN THE FASCINATING MEDIEVAL TUSCANY VILLAGE