Cultural Italy Blog: Art, Coffee & Love

The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo to Giambologna

The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo to Giambologna

ART EXHIBIT
With over 70 works from Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati to name a few, the focus is on the period marked by the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Medici Family’s history can be traced back to the 13th Century but it was Francesco’s influence on the art in Florence during the late 1500s that this exhibit explores.

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Picasso: Tracing a Life, an Artist

Picasso: Tracing a Life, an Artist

ART EXHIBIT
To map out the life of an artist, their birthplace, the places they lived and visited and even the places they dreamed of visiting are all that must be considered. But to map out an influence on art itself and the disciplines beyond is a true once in a lifetime experience.

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Nature as you’ve never seen it before: Natural History Museum in Milan

Nature as you’ve never seen it before: Natural History Museum in Milan

MUSEUMS
Italy’s biggest museum of natural history (which is also one of the largest ones in Europe), Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milan displays true marvels of nature. Huge shells, mollusks, dinosaurs, sea creatures as well as man our origins and evolution are all to be found in this incredible collection.

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The Best of MDW-2017: Ventura Design District in Milan

The Best of MDW-2017: Ventura Design District in Milan

MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Ventura Design District is one of the spots showcasing experimental design and works of young creators during the Milan Design Week. Numerous small and big exhibitions that range from famous names like Ikea to emerging international designers occupy all the free ex-industrial spaces around via Privata Massimiliano Ventura. 

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2000 Living Flowers Clad a Building in Milan

2000 Living Flowers Clad a Building in Milan

MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Very green installation Flowerprint realized by Milanese office Piuarch in collaboration with Cornelius Gavril features over 2000 living flowers (and plenty fresh potatoes!) that have transformed a building in Milan into an incredible floral patterned board.

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Palazzo Litta in Milan

Palazzo Litta in Milan

MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Today Milan Design Week 2017 has officially started. A great event for designers but also a unique opportunity for travelers to visit the most exclusive historical places of the city. Usually such precious locations are closed for public. However, in occasion of the MDW many of them open doors hosting collections of contemporary design.

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