The Rod of Asclepius is an ancient Greek symbol associated with medicine, consisting of a serpent coiled around a rod. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. His daughters are Hygieia (goddess of cleanliness), Iaso (goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (goddess of the healing process), Aglea (the…Details
The Florence Inferno website consists of a blog with information on the events occuring in Florence, in addition to an events guide on what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and so much more. In this post, we have provided you with information on events occurring throughout July 2016.Details
Inferno is a 2013 mystery/thriller novel by American writer Dan Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. The book was released by Doubleday on May 14, 2013. It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for…Details
Have you ever noticed those small little windows indented into the walls of the old palazzi in Florence? Miniature copies of their full size counterparts, the main entrances to each palazzo, are made of solid wood, are sometimes decorated with carvings or iron studs, and even have their own little knocker.
Known as bucchette del vino, they come complete with jambs and Romanesque or Gothic style arches hewn in the local stone.
At Florence Inferno, we provide 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 occurring throughout June 2016.Details
Inferno, the Ron Howard film based on the novel by Dan Brown, is projected to hit USA cinemas in October 2016. The shooting of the film, which includes actors the likes of Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, took place in Florence, Italy, at Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, and in the city center, as well as in Venice, the city that plays another key role in the novel.Details
Botticini‘s vast altarpiece “Assumption of the Virgin” is a painting undertaken in tempera on a wood panel by the Early Renaissance Italian painter Francesco Botticini. It was originally installed in the church of San Pier Maggiore in Florence in 1477. The altarpiece remained there until 1784, when the church was demolished. It was then purchased by the National Gallery in the 1880s, but hasn’t been put on display for many years. During the past months, it has been the subject of the exhibition “Visions of Paradise: Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece” at London’s National GalleryDetails
Welcome to Florence Inferno, your one-stop-shop for details on events happening in Florence, and the place to find 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 occurring throughout May 2016.Details