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Sicily and More

Sicily and More is a small boutique settled in Florence, just around the corner from Ponte Vecchio, well known for its Craft Sicilian products, exclusively made in ceramics. Here you find the accurate research on the best craft products from Caltagirone, city where the ceramics are a completely excellence, Sciacca, Santo Stefano di Camastra and Burgio.
The Boutique’s emblems are the colorful and vivid Moro Heads, but you can also find Decorated Ceramic Plates, Paladins, The Sicilian Puppets, Nativities, Nativity’s Characters made with terracotta, Stoups, Matrangela and Christmas Trees, everything rigorously handmade.

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    Oltrarno comes to life next to Ponte Vecchio The new atelier of Francesco Farolfi

    An artist and an artisan have united their “expertise” in a historical space in via Maggio n.3/R, near the corner with via Sprone. The headquarters, existing since 1928, the workshop of the Capecchi family, lampshades manufacturers, has now also become the shop of painter Francesco Farolfi. Here, the artist who works on the premises, knows how to fully express his creativity and exposes his works of art applied on furnishings and interior designs: trompe l’oeil, images of Florentine landscapes on textiles and furniture.

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      Gelateria Edoardo The certified organic ice cream

      La gelateria Edoardo nasce della passione per il gelato e per le cose sane e genuine, i gelati ed i sorbetti contengono solo ingredienti biologici, cioè privi di elementi chimici, OGM e coloranti. Ed è la prima gelateria biologica certificata di tutta la Toscana! Afferma Tiziana, la proprietaria, “Abbiamo dato al negozio il nome di nostro figlio: Edoardo. E di certo non poteva mancare un gusto a lui dedicato: il “Gianduia secondo Edoardo”, un gelato a base di nocciole e cioccolato molto gustoso e cremoso. Per i sorbetti utilizziamo solo frutta fresca di stagione, i coni sono realizzati a mano…

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        Video: Lungarno Torrigiani collapsed Publiacqua reports disruption of water service in Florence and surrounding areas

        This morning at 6.30 a.m. a hole opened in the main center of Firenze, on Lungarno Torrigiani, between Ponte Vecchio, Firenze – Italy and Ponte alle Grazie. The collapse involved about twenty cars that were parked, “No injuries, but damage: heavy damage” were the words of the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella. The place is one of the most charming places of the city: on the other side of the river there are the buildings of the Uffizi Gallery. Today the Palazzo Pitti in Florence museums will be closed for the entire day. The onlyGiardino di Boboli will be open,…

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          The ancient strongbox in a normal shop

          Napapijri, a sportswear shop in Via Porta Rossa 2 red, on the corner of Via Calimaruzza, contains a largely unknown treasure: a magnificent strongbox fitted within the dividing wall. According to experts, this masterpiece of craftsmanship dates from the 15th or 16th century – only in a city like Florence could such an antique crop up in such an unlikely place. In effect, the strongbox is a combination of marvels: within the stone wall a small niche was hollowed, within which was set a small nail-studded wooden door.

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            John Currin – Paintings Dal 13 giugno al 2 ottobre | Firenze, Museo Bardini | Una mostra a cura di Antonella Nesi e Sergio Risaliti

            A partire dal 13 giugno prossimo e fino al 2 ottobre, John Currin, tra i più apprezzati artisti del nostro tempo, sarà protagonista di un grande evento al Museo Stefano Bardini di Firenze. Si tratta della prima mostra personale di Currin in uno spazio pubblico italiano.   Pittore sofisticato per tecnica e cultura visiva, Currin è conosciuto e apprezzato per ritratti elegantissimi e scene anche lascive interpretate con un ironico, impudico realismo. Nei suoi dipinti, molte volte quadri di piccolo formato, Currin dissimula una conoscenza spiccata della storia dell’arte e un gusto assai sofisticato della composizione figurativa. Con ambientazioni mai…

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              Una sorpresa ‘gelata’ : IL BISCOTTO MATTEI e DAI-DAI

              Quando un biscotto incontra un gelato, il risultato non può che essere gustoso. Due aziende della tradizione si uniscono nel gusto per una deliziosa sorpresa pronta per merende e dopo cena estivi. In occasione dell’estate, i fratelli Bartoletti della gelateria Dai-Dai di Castiglioncello e i fratelli Pandolfini del Biscottificio Mattei di Prato, reinterpretano la tradizionale Cassatina “Dai-Dai”: a base di panna fresca, latte fresco, tuorli d’uovo, farina con i Biscotti di Prato e infine ricoperta per metà da cioccolato fondente. “E’ sempre più importante creare sinergie con aziende che, come noi, perseguono obiettivi di qualità. Per questo, dall’amicizia con i…

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                Armida Pupa Nardi

                Armida “Pupa” Nardi, versatile Florentine artist, in her Art Studio in the heart of Florence, in Piazza dei Giudici 4/5 r, in front of the Galileo Museum and next to Uffizi has realized a refined place of Culture and Beauty.
                Pupa has always had a “visceral” relationship with Florence, a city to which she feels very attached, stating: “I was born in the splendid Florence and have had the fortune to breathe Art in all its forms.

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                  “Ospitale” A word that best describes Florence

                  “Ospitale” is one of many words decorating a whiteboard in my office. The very whiteboard I have been using for my Italian lessons since our move to Florence. Every day I get a gift of a new word or an expression from my colleagues, who smile patiently at my childish determination to master a beautiful tongue of the great Dante. Every week, my Italian teacher assures me I am making progress, and dares me with new vocabulary. Yet, when I search for a word that best describes Florence, “ospitale” tops my chart every time.

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                    Il Popolo del Blues Ogni domenica alle 15.30 su Controradio

                    The dream was fulfilled in 1995. Ernesto de Pascale, historical voice of the Rai Stereonotte transmission, used the title of the book by LeRoi Jones to give life to a radio program dedicated to blues. The first step of The People of Blues was made by the Florentine broadcaster Controradio. Then the collaboration with the musical festival, the record label, the newspaper and website was born. All in the name of a great passion for music (blues has added interest for other genres as well) and an independence of design and production of various initiatives.

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                      Chelsea Fringe: The Pothole Gardener

                      Chelsea Fringe Festival 2016

                      In 2015 Florence have seen the first edition of the Festival. Undoubtedly smaller than the Londoner one, however hosting many original high quality projects and involving famous historical garden as well as individuals and associations eager to share with others their passion for Nature.

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