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Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at The Ferragamo Museum in Florence
Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 by For anyone who loves Italian fashion or Italian shoes, the Ferragamo Museum in Florence is already a must-visit. Yet there's even more reason to visit this fall and winter - a chance to celebrate the life and fashion of  Marilyn Monroe on the 50th anniversary of her death  The exhibit, which runs through January 28, 2013, pays special attention to Monroe's de...
Ghiberti Door to Go On Display in Florence Museum
Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Referred to by Michelangelo as “The Door of Paradise,” this 15-th century gilded bronze door will soon be unveiled to the public after nearly three decades of restoration.  Crafted by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the medieval masterpiece weighs eight tons and had been part of the baptistery of Florence’s Duomo for more than 500 years until it was removed for restoration. ...
New Exhibit in Florence: Galileo and the Measurement of Time
Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Traveling to Florence Italy soon? Don't miss the new interactive section of Florence's Galileo Museum which was just completed. The permanent exhibition, entitled Galileo and the Measurement of Time is spread out over three rooms and is dedicated to Galileo’s fundamental discoveries with regards to the passage of time and how it is measured. The rooms explore ever...
Possible Da Vinci Fresco Uncovered in Florence Italy
Published on Saturday, March 17, 2012 by A long-lost fresco by Leonardo da Vinci may have been found this week at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The unfinished work Battle of Anghiari appears to have beeen hidden behind the fresco Battle of Marciano by Giorgio Vasari. Da Vinci is thought to have started the depiction of the 1440 battle during the 16th century. Scientific researchers sent tiny pro...