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Creativity in Florence: Contemporary Renaissance

Rinascimento contemporaneo a FirenzeFlorence is one of the international capitals of culture and art: known throughout the world as the "cradle of the Renaissance", it encloses in its’ streets, its’ squares, its’ Lungarni and within its historic buildings, an indescribable beauty. However, don’t make the mistake of writing it off amongst the simple cities of art: extraordinary places, but definitely anchored to the past. It would be a cliché. In recent years, in fact, the Tuscan capital is experiencing a period of great cultural and creative ferment, a sort of "contemporary Renaissance" through which it can revisit tradition, fusing it with the avant-garde and overturning any paradigms.

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The San Miniato al Monte Millennial

San Miniato al MonteIn spring, Florence lights up with an even more magical light, which makes it shine in all its beauty. A must at this time of year is, undoubtedly, Piazzale Michelangelo, able to give those who visit a breathtaking panoramic view. Not too far away, on one of the highest points of the city, lies another little gem that today will inaugurate the year of celebrations for its millennial: the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte.

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#italianfood: the history of gelato

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Summer is coming in Florence and with it, the long walks at Boboli and the enchanting sunsets over Piazzale Michelangelo. But with the arrival of the first hot days, another great protagonist is preparing to rage in the streets of the historic center: gelato!

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Creativity in Florence: Clet

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Picture from La Repubblica Firenze

Living in Florence is to be constantly surrounded by art and beauty, but it would be reductive to think of the Tuscan capital as a simple treasure chest containing monuments, masterpieces and architecture of the past. It is true that Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and brings with it centuries of history and great traditions, but the creative ferment that gave it life has never weakened.

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The Excellences of Florence: the history of Patrizia Pepe

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Picture from Patrizia Pepe Official Blog

Throughout the world, Italy is synonymous with art and, you know, Florence is one of those cities where beauty is inhaled in every corner, from small shops to large architectural spaces. Living every day immersed in beauty is a stimulating opportunity that allows you to develop a sense of innate taste. It is therefore not surprising that many of the world's most beloved designers are Florentine.

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