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The Electress Palatine, the last of the Medici The Electress Palatine, the last of the Medici The story goes that on the night of 18 February 1743, a tremendous storm hit Florence with thunder and lightning. The city was mourning Anna Maria Luisa, Electress Palatine, last of the House of Medici. An elegant, sophisticated woman, Read more >> From Kandinsky to Pollock. Florence hosts the Guggenheims’ great art From Kandinsky to Pollock. Florence hosts the Guggenheims’ great art After enthusiastically greeting the "Divina Bellezza" we are now anxiously awaiting another great exhibition, one of the most exciting in 2016, organised by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation. This will enchant us with over 100 masterpieces of European and American art created between the 1920s and the 1960s, Read more >> Stardust. The tribute to the Basilica of San Lorenzo with an exhibition. Stardust. The tribute to the Basilica of San Lorenzo with an exhibition. A not-to-be missed exhibition is the one displayed at the Casa Buonarroti in Via Ghibellina in Florence until November 15. "The Power of Myth" presents projects for the facade of the basilica of San Lorenzo, from the competition announced by Pope Leo X Read more >> The Kelly bag. More than a handbag The Kelly bag. More than a handbag It is the most famous handbag of all time. One of the few to be given a name. Since it is an eternal symbol of fashion, to own a Kelly bag means to gain a first-hand experience of how a fashion object can become a legend. Read more >> Bikini. The Atoll that inspired the name of the most explosive swimsuit Bikini. The Atoll that inspired the name of the most explosive swimsuit What are the origins of the most famous two-piece swimsuit women love to show off on the beach? Maybe some people don’t know the long struggle that took women to wear a bikini. At first the bikini was censured because it was considered inappropriate; t Read more >> "Bancarotta”: broken bench "Bancarotta”: broken bench The merchants who had a conviction of insolvency by the Court of the Bargello and therefore were declared "failed", were brought in chains in the Loggia in the hour of greatest attendance. Here the soldiers provided to publicly break the work bench, the “banco”, on which the prisoner held his daily work : this was called its " Bancarotta” Read more >> FLORENTINE STYLE TRIPE FLORENTINE STYLE TRIPE This delicious main course is a classic dish all over Tuscany but its birthplace is Florence! Here is the traditional recipe of the “Trippa alla Fiorentina” just as it is in the book “Ricette Toscane” (Tuscan recipes) by the well-known Paolo Petroni Read more >> I QUARESIMALI I QUARESIMALI Legend says that that these letter-shaped biscuits were made by nuns in a Covent around Florence, right during the days of the Lent. Even if their ingredients are simple, they have the delicious taste of chocolate and they are greatly appreciated by children for their characteristic shape. Read more >> BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA (Florentine Steak) BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA (Florentine Steak) So simple, yet so perfect. It is the symbol of Florentine’s tradition and it’s well-known and appreciated all over the world. Let’s find out some simple little tricks of the traditional recipe! Read more >> THE SCHACCIATA ALLA FIORENTINA THE SCHACCIATA ALLA FIORENTINA More secrets from #Carnival tradition! Here’s the most famous cake of Florence:THE SCHIACCIATA ALLA FIORENTINA. Check out the traditional recipe! Read more >> WHAT’S THE SECRET FOR OUR DELICIOUS CARNIVAL TREATS? WHAT’S THE SECRET FOR OUR DELICIOUS CARNIVAL TREATS? What’s the secret for our delicious Carnival treats? Here’s the recipe of our traditional Florentine Cenci! Try them! Read more >>
 
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