El Perseo de Cellini by Papiro2010

Secrets and Legends of Florence

The undisputed charm of the city of Florence comes from the fact that it has the highest concentration of works of art per square kilometers in any city and from the imperceptible hidden details, elements that can escape the eye at first glance, and even upon close inspection. Often based on historical accounts, and sometimes…

From Kandinsky to Pollock

Events in Florence (February 21 – March 20, 2016)

You have reached Florence Inferno, the website that provides you with the names of events happening in Florence as well as an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city. In this post, we provide you with information on events going on over the next month, from Sunday, February 21, until Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Fontana del porcellino, Florence by Andy Hay

The “Fontana del Porcellino”: Superstitions Rituals and Traditions

“In the city of Florence, there is a beautifully crafted bronze pig. Fresh, clear water flows from the mouth of the animal, which has become dark green due to its age. Only the snout shines, as it had been polished.”

With these words Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author and writer of plays, travelogues, novels, poems, and fairy tales described the famous Fontana del Porcellino, which is located in the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, near Ponte Vecchio.