Florence
Florence (/ˈflɒrəns/; Italian: Firenze [fiˈrɛntse], alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It ...
Master of the Telescope: How Galileo Galilei Unlocked The Doors to the Universe
The Father of modern science, Galileo decides to drastically improve a two-year-old invention, the telescope, and point it to the sky; his expert recordings and extraordinary discoveries will shake ou...
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Identified as Buyer of Record-Breaking da Vinci - WSJ
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used a distant relative as a proxy to purchase the 500-year-old “Salvator Mundi,” according to U.S. government intelligence and a Middle East art-world figure.
The Calcio Storico, the most brutal sport on earth – in pictures
The Calcio Storico – ‘historic football’ – is an ancient form of football from the 16th century, which originated from the ancient roman ‘harpastum’, and is played in teams of 27, using both feet and ...
Niccolo Machiavelli Born - May 3 1469
On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern politi...
This Robot Of Leonardo Da Vinci Is Disturbingly Realistic
The International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX) opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight center for five days of displays and seminars on the latest robot technolo...
Mystery Of Mona Lisa's Smile 'Solved' As Experts Say Da Vinci Used The Same Illusion Years Before
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the Mona Lisa’s smile. Experts from two UK universities said that a new study of another paint...
Top 20+ Spectacular Balcony Gardens That You Must See
It is really important for you to have one place in your home for relaxing and entertainment. A balcony garden may be the nice place you wanted. Think how cozy it is to relax at your balcony garden af...
Ancient aromas of Italy's Santa Maria Novella
In an unassuming building on a quiet street, not far from the bustle of Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, stands what is probably the world's oldest pharmacy and cosmetic shop. It's easy t...
The 10 greatest works of art ever
From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see ...
Blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history
In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted cast...
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
World premiere of Vivaldi's earliest known work
The newly-discovered earliest known work by Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi is being premiered at a concert on Monday in Florence, at the city's renowned Uffizi art museum.
The Mind of Leonardo - The Universal Genius at Work: Institute and Museum of the History of Science
Online version of an exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci at the Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy from March 28, 2006 to January 7, 2007.
History of Florence
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is a major historical city in Italy, distinguished as one of the most outstanding economic, cultural, political and artistic centres in the peninsula from the late Middle A...
Piazzas in Florence
This is a list of the principal squares of Florence in Italy.
Architecture of Florence
This is a list of the main architectural works in Florence, Italy by period. It also includes buildings in surrounding cities, such as Fiesole. Some structures appear two or more times, since they wer...
Music of Florence
While Florence, itself, "needs no introduction" as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the music of Florence may, in fact, need such an introduction. The city was at the heart of much of our en...
Fashion designers of Florence
This is a list of notable fashion designers sorted by their nationality/place of birth. It includes designers of haute couture and ready-to-wear.For haute couture only, see the list of grands couturi...
Theatres in Florence
There are about thirty theatres in Florence, Italy (not counting those already closed or dismantled), and range from historic theatres, to national and municipal music halls.There are four theaters de...