Siete a New York, nella baia di Manhattan, e state ammirando la Statua della Libertà. Come reagireste se qualcuno vi dicesse che l'opera, realizzata dallo scultore Auguste Bartholdi, è ispirata a una statua che si trova nella basilica di Santa Croce a Firenze? Per la precisione alla "Libertà della poesia" di Pio Fedi, il monumento funebre dedicato...

At the end of the 1400s Leonardo da Vinci designed a "warping machine," to be used by weavers to wind thread. A version of it was built in the 1600s, and that very machine is still in use today, at silkmaker Antico Setificio Fiorentino, in Florence, Italy, to make braids.  The firm's CEO, Filippo Ricci, then showed correspondent Martha Teichner the...

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum was inaugurated in Florence in 1995 at the initiative of the Ferragamo family in the historic Palazzo Spini Feroni in Via Tornabuoni, formerly the headquarters of the Ferragamo company since 1938. The goal was to make the world wide public aware of the art of Salvatore Ferragamo and its influence not only in the world...

Wednesday May 8, from 17:00 to 19:00. Conferenza: "John Piermont Morgan e Stefano Bardini, Firenze e gli Stati Uniti nell'epoca d'oro del mecenatismo americano". L'evento si terrà presso la Chiesa episcopale americana di Saint James, Via B. Rucellai, 9 - Firenze. Al termine dell'evento si terrà un concerto a cura del Maestro Daniela Dolce, dedicato...

Homemade pasta, beautiful churches, delicious gelato, glamorous haute couture and a cultural history like nowhere else. There's already a legion of reasons to visit Italy, but 2019 brings another as the country its celebrates one of its original artistic exports: Leonardo da Vinci. May 2 marks 500 years since the death of the original Renaissance m...

From the Brennero Pass at the border between Italy and Austria to Lake Garda, and on to Mantua, Bologna, Pistoia and Florence, by bike on a dedicated track. That’s the idea behind the Ciclovia del Sole (literally Cycle Path of the Sun), a 670-km proposed cycling path, part of one of the most important European cycling routes, the Euro Velo 7, which...

We might as well get the cliches out of the way: Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius of unparalleled stature. During the course of his life, he created some of the greatest paintings of his (and any other) age, as well as inventing machines and recording anatomical observations that wouldn’t be surpassed for centuries. However, we often overlook the som...

The Consulate is closed for Liberation Day on April 25. It is the occasion for us to remember the mutual sacrifice made by Italians and Americans, the struggle for freedom that brought us together, and the heroism of single individuals. #DYK that Walter Orebaugh, the American Consul in Florence from 1944-47, fought with the partisan Brigata San Fau...

There have probably been times in my life that I thought that I understood “sacrifice.” There might have been times I even thought I made sacrifices. Those times probably had to do with the loss of certain creature comforts, or — more than likely — a lack of material things during leaner times. What I know today is that I have probably never really...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...