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    Reaching for the stars

    Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze. 04 Mars – 18 June 2023 A journey that begins in the splendid courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi with the monumental first work GoNogo, by the Japanese artist Goshka Macuga, and continues in the Renaissance rooms of the palace built by Benedetto da Maiano in 1489. The artists on display are among the most representative voices of the international contemporary art: Cattelan, Hirst, Sherman, Lucas, Favaretto and many others. A perfect marriage between ancient art and modern installations, visionary, questionable, provocative, which will not be able to leave you without the need to reflect on the concept of the Art of the new millennium. We’ve been there!…

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    The digital art of Olafur Eliasson

    With great pleasure, I would like to point out a really interesting exhibition, not to be missed for those who will stay in this part of Tuscany: “In his time”, by the Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.   In the splendid setting of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, until January 22, 2023, you will have the opportunity to meet a very talented artist, a rich and now established voice, who for the first time in Italy collects his most important works, some of which were created precisely by working on the exhibition spaces of the magnificent Renaissance palace, the ancient home of the Strozzi family, one of the most important families…

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    Inside Salvador Dalì

    The great artist Salvador Dalì is our welcome guest in this period in Tuscany, with 2 fantastic exhibitions that in a different way reveal his extraordinary artistic path.   In Siena until April 30, 2022 An exhibition dedicated to Dalì’s passion for science, his interest for Galileo Galilei and the artist’s reflection on one of his most important artistic objects: Time. In the suggestive seat of the Palazzo delle Papesse (the two sisters of the great Pope Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pius II, native of Pienza)   In Florence until February 23, 2022 A fascinating and immersive digital display of Dalì’s works, an immediate approach with the artist, even for those…

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    DANIEL SPOERRI in Val d’Orcia

    Daniel Spoerri is an extraordinary artist: choreographer, painter, dancer. He has dealt with theater, staging, direction, writing, but it is above all as a figurative artist that he has achieved notoriety, consecrating himself as one of the most interesting in the international contemporary scene. After having lived in numerous places and in the most important cities of art (Paris, Vienna, Munich only some), he reached Tuscany and in 1989 set up in Seggiano a “Garden of Wonders”, we would define it: a beautiful village at the foot of Mount Amiata. Here Spoerri has inserted works by him and other artists who offer us a varied and profound vision of the…

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    Welcome with a book

    What to do with the many books you own? They share each other, because we want others to feel our feelings in reading them, becoming friends in some way. There is no more beautiful conversation between two people than one stimulated by something that thrilled both of them. Some of our books are already at your disposal in the apartment, scattered throughout the rooms, and if you want to waste a few minutes of your time, you can take a look at our virtual library, where you can find further works and some title you like, which we will let you find upon your arrival. VISIT THE APARTMENT Library, for…

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    Art paths

    Val d’Orcia is a land of important and beautiful museums, which host works that have made the history of the places that host them; even non-experts will certainly amaze. READ OUR BLOG #ARTLIFE   Diocesan Museum of Pienza and Palazzo Piccolomini: among the many works the museum houses the Piviale of Pius II, and the Madonna with Child by Pietro Lorenzetti from the Pieve dei SS. Leonardo and Cristoforo in Monticchiello. A walk in the hanging garden of Palazzo Piccolomini which directly overlooks the Val d’Orcia is not to be missed.   Montepulciano Civic Museum: it houses a large picture gallery with works, among others by Sodoma, Signorelli, Beccafumi, but…

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    Val d’Orcia Festivals

    Being a land of great culture and traditions, Val d’Orcia offers numerous moments dedicated to them and throughout the year there is a long series of events dedicated to music and art.  First of all, the theater season of Monticchiello which revolves around the “Teatro Povero” and which takes place between the last week of July and the first two weeks of August (summer season) and during the Christmas period (winter season). They have become unmissable opportunities for the public who have learned about our village for 50 years now. Citizens become actors and the town becomes an evocative stage for the staging of an auto-drama every new year in…

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    The Little Letters

    With the great words of the American writer and poet E.E. Cummings (1894-1962), I open the page of the Little Letters, in particular with one of my absolute favorite poems, the n ° 60 of the Collected Poems.   Cummings’ was one of the highest voices in 20th century overseas literature. Precisely a century ago he finished his only novel, The Enourmous Room, considered the best American work on the Second World War. And always a century ago he wrote on the pages of a legendary new magazine, a milestone in the editorial journey of American art, Poetry, conceived by the intellectual and writer Harriet Monroe. Authors such as Pound,…

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    Siena, hints of history

    Located in the heart of Tuscany and surrounded by hills, it is certainly one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy. According to the legend it was founded by Senio, son of Remo and in this regard along the city there are several statues depicting Romulus and Remus suckled by the she-wolf. Piazza del Campo has been the central nucleus of Siena since the time of the Romans, who had their Forum here. The square is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, called Torre del Mangia. The Palazzo Pubblico, as well as the Cathedral of Siena, was built during the Government of the Nine, a period…