Palazzo Pitti

Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 06/08/2020 - 11:51
In the fall of 1504, 21-year-old Raffaello Sanzio mounted a mule and began winding his way down the mountainous pathsfrom Urbino. At first glance, leaving his…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/02/2020 - 23:21
Dozens of shoe models, from those worn by ancient Romans to those designed for Hollywood stars, are currently on display at the Museum of Fashion and Costume…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 09/03/2019 - 03:00
For the first time, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the former residence of the Medici family, becomes the setting of a video game. A murder happens within its…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:17
The Vasari Corridor, the elevated enclosed passageway built in 1585 to connect Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace in Florence, will reopen to the public in…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/17/2019 - 03:00
Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt is urging Germany to return an 18th-century painting stolen by the Nazis in the Second World War to Italy. The oil…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/04/2016 - 03:00
The Vasari Corridor, the elevated enclosed passageway built in 1585 to connect Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti in Florence, has temporarily reopened to the…
Life + Style
by Carla Passino | Mon, 03/21/2016 - 04:34
Spring gives me a thirst for greenery. When the scorching sun bounces off the buildings and roads get warm enough that high-heeled shoes sink into the pavement…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/20/2015 - 05:02
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:32
[Photo: hail stones coated the roads like snow. Here, Piazza Duomo.] An extreme hail storm hit Florence on Friday, causing some of the city’s most important…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 02/10/2014 - 09:40
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci’s baptism certificate, as well as texts featuring his notes, a lecture by Galileo on Dante’s Inferno –…