Art & Museums
No town in Tuscany is too small to have a museum, and many are
tucked away in the most unlikely places.
- When God Lived at Ife: A
spectacular collection of Nigerian terracottas and bronzes. Until July 3
- Leonardo's Automobile: A
reconstruction of the horseless carriage in his codices.
- Arezzo's Collezione
Bartolini: A show dedicated to a 19th Century artist's collection opens a
window onto both the period and the creative process.
- Livio Scarpella: Ayoung artist
who will go places, in Florence's Galleria Poggiali e Forconi.
- Renato Alessandrini: A
contemporary master, in the Museo Marini, which is beautiful too.
- A Tu per Tu con il Grande Blu:
Genova's Acquarium is the largest in Europe.
- I Macchiaioli: An exciting
group of Tuscan artists, contemporary to the Impressionists.
- San Gaetano, one of Florence's
Baroque churches, has reopened after decades.
- Il Corridoio Vasariano: Built
to join the Court with the Seat of Florentine Govenrment...
- An Etruscan Enigma: Murlo's
Poggio Civitate. A fascinating museum, in a beautiful setting.
- Benvenuto Cellini's Perseo is
being restored. But all is not lost -- you can find out how things are going on
the Net, or visit the labs in person.
- Chasing, the art of working
the surface of a metal, is all but lost. However, there still are people who
know how to do it in Florence.