Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese Michelangelo, March 6, 1475 – Rome, February 18, 1564) was one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. Sculptor, painter, architect, and poet, Michelangelo has created some of the most famous and popular works of art that the world has ever known.Details
Cosimo I de’ Medici (Florence, June 12, 1519 – April 21, 1574) was Duke of Florence and later, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. He ruled from 1537 to 1574.
Son of the mercenary captain Giovanni dalle Bande Nere and of Maria Salviati, Cosimo came to power in 1537 at the young age of seventeen.
On the occasion of the seventh centenary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio (Florence(?), June, 1313 – Certaldo, December, 1375), the great Italian writer and poet mentioned by Dan Brown in his Inferno, the Laurentian Library in Florence is organizing, from October 11, 2013, to January 11, 2014, an exhibition of manuscripts entitled “Boccaccio Autore e Copista” (Boccaccio: Author and Copyist).Details
A traditional Italian proverb goes as follows: “Christmas with your family, New Year’s Eve with whoever you want”.
In a city like Florence, you will have no difficulty choosing how and with whom to spend the longest evening of the year, given the many events promoted and organized in the city for New Year’s Eve 2014.Details
The painter, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 – Florence 1574), whom Dan Brown frequently refers to in his Inferno through his protagonist Robert Langdon as “the first art historian in the world”, is celebrated at Palatine Gallery in Florence by the exhibition Giorgio Vasari e l’Allegoria della Pazienza (Giorgio Vasari and the Allegory of Patience), which runs from November 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.Details
The Christmas atmosphere in Florence is very beautiful: long before the 25th of December, the whole city is decorated with lights of all shapes and colors; you can enjoy the smell of chestnuts roasting and the site of people walking hurriedly throughout the downtown streets with many packagesDetails
The Florentine is the best-known English-language news magazine in Florence. Also known as TF, it is so famous that Dan Brown mentioned it in his novel Inferno. It is published every other Thursday, is free, and is also provided in a rich and accurate online version.Details