Denaro e Bellezza. I banchieri, Botticelli e il rogo delle vanità

This is the title of the exhibition that opens on September 17, open until January 22, 2012 with hours 9 -20, extended opening hours on Thursdays until 23. Activities for families, groups, and events. in Palazzo Strozzi, all at only 10 minutes walk from our B & B.

The exhibition examines the birth of the modern banking system and economic progress which has given rise, increasing the figures of patrons who actually financed by the bankers season expressive of the Renaissance.

For the occasion, will then be exhibited works by Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Piero del Pollaiuolo, the Della Robbia, as well as extraordinary works by Flemish painters to illustrate what was the job of the banker.


Leonard Cohen Live in Piazza Santa Croce

Florence, after having hosted the rockstar Patti Smith last year, gives a new appointment with the great music, hosting Leonard Cohen. He will perform with his orchestra made up of ten elements, ready to offer an unforgettable sight in the beautiful Florentine square.

On September 1st the Canadian singer-songwriter will perform in Piazza Santa Croce, just a short walk from our B & B. This will be his only concert in Italy for this tour. The event is part of the festival “Live on” organized by the City of Florence.

For the occasion, it will be set up a stage and an audience capable of holding 5,000 people. The cost of the tickets for the event will range from 35 to 90 euros.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit Florence and stay at Casa dei Tintori, located in the heart of the historic city center!  You will get a 15% discount on the room rate for a minimum stay of two nights between August 30th and September 4th.

Another appointment with the historic Florentine Soccer

Florence. After six years, finally all four city teams will see their participation in the historic Florentine costume football tournament. It since 2005, in fact, that the formation of white, red, green and blue do not challenge them all, for various reasons.

In this year the four teams take the field in Florence on 18 and 19 June, with the final to be held, instead, Friday, June 24.

The challenge between red and white team, set for Saturday, June 18, will open the event in Piazza Santa Croce, just a short walk from our B &B; while the following day will compete the blue and green team. On 24 June, the feast day of St. John, patron saint of Florence, will host the final. Also on June 25 will be held in honor of a charity game Stefano Borgonovo, former footballer of Fiorentina hit by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, while 26 will be held a match between the old glories football the historic, with the proceeds going to the Tuscan Cancer Association.

Giovani e arrabbiati: Picasso, Mirò e Dalì

Continues until the 17th of July at Palazzo Strozzi, just a few minutes walking from our B & B in Florence, the exhibition entitled “Giovani e arrabbiati (Young and angry): Picasso, Miró, Dalí”, dedicated to the early work of these artists, who have played a decisive role to the beginnings of modern art. The exhibition examines the pre-Cubist Picasso between 1900 and 1905, while works by Juan Miró between 1915 and 1920 are presented in comparison to those of Salvador Dali’s five-year period 1920-1925, to put highlight the stylistic differences and relations that characterize the period before accession of the two artists to the poetics of surrealism. Each artist will be represented by a large group of works selected to investigate specific aspects of the early work, works that are rarely exposed to the public and yet dense with implications and suggestions for future developments.

Archaeology in Florence

The Archaeological Museum is the best place to start visiting Archaeology in Florence . It contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in the world and is housed in the Palazzo della Crocetta, which was built for the grand duchess MariaMadalena of Austria in 1620, probably by Giulio Parigi. Established in 1870, the museum was housed in the current building in 1880.

The most importante section of the Archaeological Museum is formed by the Egyptian collections, the most important in Italy after those of Turin. The original core of the Egyptian section, which was formerly housed in the Cenacolo di Foligno, was the Nizzoli collection, purchased in 1824, together with pieces from the Italian expedition headed by Ippolito Rosellini, which took place at the same time as the French expedition of Champollion. The collection was subsequently added to through numerous acquisitions and donations, as well as by the finds of the 1885 and 1891-92 archaeological campaigns in Egypt led by Schiaparelli.

The museum’s most famous work, the bronze Greek statue known as the Idolino, is housed in the Room of the Idolino. Displayed in the Bronze Gallery are three large Etruscan bronzes: the statue of Minerva, the famous Wounded Chimera of Bellerophon, from the 5th century BC, and the Harranguer, a monumental funerary statue from the 3rd century.


Opening times : Monday: 14.00-19.00; Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30-19.00; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 8.30-14.00

Booking and information : Tel. +39 055 294883 – fax +39 055 264406

Basic ticket : Euro 4.00, booking (optional): Euro 3.00;


Our central B&B in Florence is located a few minutes far from this Museum

Leonard Cohen in Florence

Th Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen in Europe for a tour will stay in Florence, the only Italian step. The artist will perform ‘in Piazza Santa Croce on September 1st as part of’ Summer in Florence and to close the festival on Live. Announcing the concert ‘was the city councilor for culture of Florence, Giuliano da Empoli, explaining that the Administration wants to take every summer,’ the great icons of contemporary music in town”.

Stay in our B & B in Florence a few steps from Piazza Santa Croce, is a great way to reach the square in the evening at 21.

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