As the coronavirus emergency is keeping us all at home, it is still possible to travel virtually to Italy and visit some of its outstanding museums, from the comfort and safety of your couch at home. Here are four that make their collections and rooms available online, with special initiatives in place specifically during these times of lockdown, w...

Inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List since 1982, the historic center of Florence is defined as a “unique artistic realization, an absolute chef-d’œuvre, the fruit of continuous creation over more than six centuries.” In addition to its numerous museums, with the Uffizi Gallery renowned for being the oldest museum of modern Europe, Florence b...

The beauty of Florence’s monuments is well known throughout the world. A stroll through Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio is amazing; like walking through an open-air museum. Possibly the best time to take advantage of the beauty and weather is to enjoy the month of March in Florence. Treat yourself to a weekend of spring v...

«Americani, Firenze ha bisogno di voi, adesso più che mai». Parola di Georgette Jupe-Pradier, americana innamorata di Firenze e blogger seguitissima dai turisti americani che vogliono visitare la nostra città. E’ nota come “Girl in Florence”, oltre 75mila followers su Instagram. Ha lasciato il Texas per Firenze oltre dieci anni fa. E’ stata lei, co...

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, that all ideas have been formulated – and reformulated – countless times. In an age when we are bombarded by content, it’s telling that we are insatiably drawn to the ‘classics’ as a purer form of engagement with art. We seek out recognizable paintings, sculptures and buildings of times gone by. But we ha...

Friday 3/13/20. 6:30PM-8:00PM. $100/person. Eataly NYC Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Lecture & Dinner: “Brunelleschi and the Dome of Florence Cathedral”. The Dome of Florence Cathedral, which was designed and constructed by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 and 1436, spans an octagonal space of 143ft. 6in., and is still the larges...

Among the appealing lineup of films set to screen at 13th Annual NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, a full-length documentary stands out as the Special Feature Film for its historical, socio-political and cultural significance. The Innocents of Florence: the quest to save 600,000 children will be introduced by its maker, David Battistella, who w...

On the occasion of the 699th anniversary of the death of Dante Aligheri, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.), together with the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc., will celebrate the genius of the great medieval poet and philosopher on March 24 and 25. On the evening of March 24, the John D. Calandra Itali...

Italy’s world-famous Uffizi Gallery on Thursday hailed a US court victory which bars “bloodsucking” ticket touts using the Italian museum’s name in website domains. The Arizona court ruling bars third parties using several addresses including Uffizi.com and Uffizi.net, the museum said, hailing the “historic” ruling. Visitors to historic museums and...

Florence is a city that is absolutely renowned for its leather tradition. If you are searching for a Made in Italy handbag or leather jacket to take home, Firenze is the place to get it. However, this fame for leather means that you will find shops peddling counterfeit or imported goods in every corner of the city. Luckily, Scuola del Cuoio – the F...