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
Here at Florence Inferno we would like to make a particular mention to the special temple of knowledge that is the National Central Library of Florence.
Although not specifically mentioned in Dan Brown’s Inferno, we believe that Robert Langdon, the main character of that book, would have surely visited that library if he had more time at his disposal, perhaps to research something related to his studies on arts or maybe out of sheer curiosity.Details
Here at Florence Inferno we list the weekly events happening in Florence and provide an events guide containing information on music, art, cinema, markets, and much more taking place in the city.
This week we make a special mention of the Florentine Easter traditions, among which is the most famous: the Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the cart) happening in front of Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore. On Easter Monday don’t miss the opportunity to have a picnic on the grass of Cascine park.Details
The Tuscan Coast has always been an important crossroad for populations and cultures. Beautiful countryside and lovely beaches are marked by archaeological sites, medieval villages, monuments, and museums.
The entire area from the hills to the sea is characterized by important gastronomic and wine traditions. The vines and olive trees have grown here since the Etruscan times. The close proximity to the sea gives the land its character, and the climate is essential to daily life, the local economy, cuisine, and traditions. An important place on the Tuscan coast is the city of Livorno.Details