The real boom of ice cream as a dessert occurred around the year 1500 in Florence at the court of the Medici. In fact, ice cream as we know it today was quite similar to what was served at the wedding feast of Catherine de Medici, queen of France and a distant cousin of Cosimo…Details
The David by Michelangelo, the symbol of the Renaissance, has been studied for years by experts by constantly monitoring the statue and its ankle-high micro-cracks, which could cause breakage. The most fragile parts are the left ankle and the lower part of the right leg. For many, the David is the most beautiful sculpture ever…Details
Welcome to Florence Inferno where we provide you with the weekly events happening in Florence as well as an events guide containing information on music, art, cinema, markets, and much more taking place in the city. This week we make special mention of the Amico Museo (My Friend the Museum): two weeks, May 17 to…Details
The Mona Lisa, also known as the Gioconda, is definitely the most famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It is perhaps even the most famous painting in the world. Today it is kept in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the setting for Dan Brown’s first novel The Da Vinci Code. According to tradition, the…Details
“I pass behind the palazzo with its crenellated tower and one-handed clock”
(Dan Brown, Inferno)
Robert Langdon passed through Piazza della Signoria, circumnavigated Palazzo Vecchio, and arrived in Piazza San Firenze. The palace containing within its walls the embattled tower and one-handed clock is clearly Palazzo Vecchio, today Florence’s town hall.Details
Every week at Florence Inferno we inform you of the events happening in Florence. Moreover, our events guide contains information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other things occuring in the city. This week you won’t want to miss the twenty-first edition of the Fabbrica Europa Festival. From May 8 until June 18, 2014,…Details
Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, begins his adventure in Tuscany, precisely, in Florence. He thereafter goes to Venice, and then to Turkey. This article is the first part of a brief guide to the places in Venice mentioned in the novel.Details
Here at Florence Inferno we highlight for your convenience the weekly events happening in Florence. Check out our events guide for what’s going on in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and much more.
This week you won’t want to miss The White Night taking place in the city’s historic center: get ready to stay up all night to enjoy all the festivities. Since the following day is the national holiday May Day, you will have plenty of time to sleep in.
All design lovers should rendez-vous during Florence Design Week, until May 1, 2014. The events consists of workshops, exhibitions, design aperitivos, and much more!Details