A Museum of Fashion and Costume was created Tuesday in Florence with the signature of an agreement between the management of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Immagine Discovery, the foundation including Pitti Immagine and the Florentine center for Italian fashion. The objective is to start a three-year program of events dedicated to contemporary fashi...

Vico Fabbris was born in Northern, Italy and attended Florence's Institute of Art Porta Romana. He received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and presently divides his time between that city and Boston. The artist paints imaginary botanical still lives, imbuing each with a soul and personality making it distinctive from the rest. I...

At the beginning of the semester, I asked myself: Which is better, America or Italy? The answer came to me a while ago, and even though I get the feeling it won't be surprising, this is a good time to reveal it.   Getting to know Italy was just like getting to know new people. At first it might be hard to imagine them with any serious proble...

Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral, on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Feb. 6–May 17, 2015, offers a rare opportunity to see three exquisite marble carvings and other Italian Renaissance masterpieces by sculptor Luca della Robbia.   The reliefs are from the Cantoria (singing gallery) of Florence...

WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : livingadamis.it      Translation by:   Pitti Immagine Uomo 88, the key international trade event showcasing men's fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends will be held in Florence from 16 to 19 June 2015. With its dynamic continuously evolving geography, Pitti Uomo is able to pick up all the signals of n...

A cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, will result in an unprecedented initiative to digitize in 3-D the museum's entire collection of 1,250 pieces of irreplaceable Greek and Roman sculpture.   The project between the Uffizi, one of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world,...

Did you know that Leonardo DiCaprio's name was inspired by the Uffizi Gallery?   His first name is supposed to have derived from his first kick he delivered in his mother's (Irmalin) womb as she stood in front of a painting by Leonardo DaVinci at Italy's Uffizi gallery.   Read more     Fonte: The Italian American Journal...

Rafforzare i rapporti di collaborazione e i legami già stretti, per esempio in ambito economico e universitario, tra la Toscana e gli Stati Uniti. E' questo il reciproco impegno che si sono presi il presidente della Regione Toscana Enrico Rossi, e l'ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia John Phillips in un incontro svoltosi questa mattina a Fire...

WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 66th issue of our online magazine, which is back after a tiny break, while our website www.wetheitalians.com never stopped publishing news regarding Italy in/and the USA, or simply interesting facts about our beloved country. We've almo...

In a city like Florence where big-name labels like Gucci and Ferragamo are mainstays for international shoppers, it's easy to overlook smaller, homegrown names.   A number of these designers can be found in the Santo Spirito neighborhood. Situated in the Oltrarno quarter, south of the Arno River, this residential enclave is a collection of q...