In this issue Florence is… July- August 2016

Se durante i caldi mesi estivi trascorrerete buona parte del vostro tempo in città, non mancheranno le occasioni per arricchire le vostre giornate all’insegna della grande arte e del tempo libero. Ecco qualche dritta. Iniziamo dall’alto, dal Forte Belvedere, da dove godrete di una veduta su Firenze da togliere il fiato, ma non solo, perché fino al 2 ottobre potrete ammirare i grandi guardiani in bronzo di Jan Fabre, artista fiammingo tra più innovativi del panorama contemporaneo. Una fortificazione, quella del Forte Belvedere che nel tempo è servita per difendere Firenze dalle minacce dei nemici esterni ma anche per proteggere la famiglia dei Medici durante le rivolte cittadine. Dai bastioni dell’antica fortezza medicea, “Spiritual Guards”, che prosegue a Palazzo Vecchio e Piazza della Signoria, vi conquisterà.

In this issue Florence is Fascinating scenography, Spring, Fashion

Strolling in the center of Florence, until the 15th May, you will find yourself suddenly immersed in a luxurious garden, an unexpected green oasis. Set right in the heart of the Uffizi Gallery’ courtyard, it is almost impossible to miss it! To the visitor, it may appear to be another successful urban design experiment, an example of landscape architecture or even an installation. In reality, it is a historical commemoration of the annual Flower Exhibit, begun in Florence in 1855 which continues to the present day.

In this issue Florence is…

Your gaze may have noticed the appearance of Chinese characters on the first page, which from this moment on will enrich every page of Florence is You! They are a symbol that conveys our awareness and knowledge of the more and more multi-cultured public of the city of Florence, which is also the reading audience of our newspaper. More and more foreigners, mostly Americans, but for several months also Chinese and Russians contact us to express their honest appreciations for guiding them to discover a city “that has the architecture of the sky” as Suleyman Azhari, student at the New York University currently NYU Florence, writes. They thank us as following: “My name is Ivan. I am a journalist from Moscow, the Russian Federation.

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