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Villa Bardini Garden

Villa Bardini Garden Discover Florence from Pensione Bencistà Villa Bardini Garden is one of the lesser-known corners of the city, yet it seduces visitors with its pleasant environment and the wonderful views over Florence that can be enjoyed from the terrace. The history itself of Villa Bardini is fascinating. The property belonged to Stefano Bardini, a prominent art dealer and antiquarian. When the last member of the family passed away, the Villa was subject to inheritance disputes and left in a state of neglect. Thanks to the intervention of various political forces, the will of Ugo Bardini was finally implemented, and the property was donated to the city of Florence. Carefully restored, the garden is now open to the public and can be visited with a single ticket in combination with the nearby Boboli Gardens. The garden reflects the taste of its various owners, who lived it and modified it ever since the Middle Age. Bardini implemented the largest number of renovations and placed important statues in the garden (some of which have been lost). He removed the medieval elements and built the main avenue, while keeping some of the existing features like the grove, the English and baroque garden […]

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Notwithstanding the rainy spring, Bencista’s kitchen garden is flourishing

Notwithstanding the rainy spring, Bencista’s kitchen garden is flourishing by Chris (the Kitchen gardener) Having gardened for many years in England, I was greatly looking forward to working under the abundant Italian sun. Despite the Italian spring feeling incredibly English this year, with more days being wet than dry, the crops in Bencista’s organic kitchen-garden (“orto”) are now beginning to flourish. Picked in the morning and cooked the same day by our great chefs; zucchini, insalata, ravanelli, bieta, cicoria, and cavolo nero are now regularly being turned into delicious, simple Tuscan dishes for our guests. We await the summer bursting and the suns strong southern energies ripening our pomodori, piselli, and bacelli. Dining at Bencista’ is the perfect way to enjoy wonderful Tuscan food grown completely organically in the hotel’s park. The Pensione’s attention to sustainability also flourishes in the orto thanks to a fruitful mix of old techniques with innovative ones. Come and try it yourself – and do not hesitate to take a look around the orto to see where the food comes from! We are sure you won’t be disappointed!

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An afternoon with Dante Alighieri

An afternoon with Dante Alighieri Toscana Cultura informs that Thursday, April 21 to 17h in Sala delle Feste di Palazzo Bastogi, seat of the Consiglio regionale della Toscana, the Accademia Internazionale Medicea promotes an afternoon dedicated to Dante Alighieri Thursday, April 21 aprile 2016 16.45h SALONE delle FESTE Palazzo Bastogi – Regione Toscana Via Cavour, 18 – Firenze FREE ADMISSION Program: REGARDS Eugenio Giani Presidente Consiglio Regione Toscana Fabrizio Borghini Presidente Accademia Internazionale Medicea NTRODUCTION The critic Federico Napoli has two new works of artist Dante Fiorella Nuti. SPEAKERS Prof. Leonardo Cappelletti “La Lupa ed il veltro: il problema dell’usura al tempo di Dante” Prof. Zeffiro Ciuffoletti “Dante e il cibo” Prof. Stefano Socci “Appunti di cinema dantesco” Prof. ssa Maria Grazia Proli “Seymour Stocker Kirkup, un pittore inglese a Firenze e il mito di Dante” The actor Alessandro Calonaci read sonnets from “La Vita Nuova”. Accademia Internazionale Medicea Via Luigi La Vista, n.1- 50133 Firenze – cell. 3246938147

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Fiesole Villas garden visits

Fiesole Villas garden visits Also this year you can visit the Fiesole Villas in months from April to October

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A KITE IN FLIGHT FOR KENYA

A KITE IN FLIGHT FOR KENYA charity event to be held April 16 – from 17:00 – at the Episcopal Seminary of Fiesole (Piazza Mino da Fiesole, 1). A KITE IN FLIGHT FOR KENYA it is a show of Arts, born from the desire to raise money for a Kenyan child in need of care. During the evening, take turns singing, music, dancing, reading, painting, sculpture … in an empathic blend that – we hope – will involve … Among others, will attend the Fiesole Artists: Stefania Biagioni, Mario Minarini, Valerio Mirannalti, Matthew Rimi and Leonardo Nozzoli, with “performance” of various kinds.

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Art and chocolate Bandini Museum in Fiesole

Art and chocolate Bandini Museum in Fiesole Sunday, April 10, Sunday, April 17 and Sunday, May 1 at 15.30 and 17.30 performances Marco di Costanzo, Erik Haglund and production of the Theatre dell’Elce. At the end of the performance chocolate tasting offered by Tortapistocchi. Ticket 10 € (reduced 6 €) with reservations required at the Box Office of Fiesole Museums tel.055-5961293 o per email infomusei@comune.fiesole.fi.it

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The Concerts in the Historical Buildings of the Tuscany Region

The Concerts in the Historical Buildings of the Tuscany Region Discover Concerts in the Historical Buildings of the Tuscany Region, to admire architecture fascinating and often unfamiliar with classical music … Those who love classical music, now can listen to unique places and “unknown” in the region. Following is the list of upcoming concerts and the buildings in which they were organized Saturday, May 7 – Palazzo Panciatichi 2 visits at 9.30 and 10.00, 1 concert at 11.00 am Azusa Onishi violin, piano Irene Novi. Music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy. Saturday, May 21 – Casa Rodolfo Siviero 2 visits at 10.00 and 12.00 1 concert at 11.00 am Quartet Alfa – Tiziana Maccherini soprano saxophone, alto saxophone Nardoni Gabriele, Carlo Francisci tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone Formiconi Duccio. Music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Anonymous, Georges Bizet, Erik Satie, Yann Tiersen, Apocalyptica. Saturday, October 1 – Santa Maria Nuova Hospital 2 visits at 9.00 and 11.00 am, 2 concerts at 10:25 and 12:25 Quartet Daphnis – Emma Colombi flute, flute Emanuele Rosi, Sofia Ferrara Health flute, flute Jacopo Lights. Music by Arcangelo Corelli, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms. Saturday, October 15 – Casa Rodolfo Siviero […]

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March 25: Florentine New Year Day

March 25: Florentine New Year Day On March 25, we celebrate the Florentine New Year day In ancient times the year began with the spring, awakening of nature and true new beginning. Florence, since the Middle Ages, established as the first day of the year on 25th March, when is celebrated the “Announcement of the Incarnation of Christ” symbol of the new life of faith. In 1582 entered into force the Gregorian calendar, and the year started with the 1st of January Anyway the Florentine Republic continued to celebrate New Year on March 25. It was the Grand Duke Francis III of Lorraine to establish that calendar will begin the 1st of January. Despite the new decree, the tradition of Florentine New Year has remained steady in the city’s culture. Nowadays the Florentine New Year is celebrated in a symbolic way with a procession starting from the Palazzo di Parte Guelfa, through the streets of the city, to the church of the Santissima Annunziata. At effigy of Mary Annunciation are brought as gifts white lilies has always been a symbol of purity, and later the emblem of Florence. For those who are in Florence on March 25, definitely an event […]

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Bencistà Informa: Renzo Sbolci The bright polychrome works of the versatile artist and writer

Bencistà Informa: Renzo Sbolci The bright polychrome works of the versatile artist and writer Renzo Sbolci – Works 2013/2016 at the Cultural Association Gadarte Via Sant ‘Egidio 27R – Florence Opening Saturday, 19 March 2016 17:30 From March 19 to 31 Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 17 to 19.30 for contacts with the gallery call us at 055 2480333 for contacts with the artist please call 340 2543732 or write to the following e-mail: racconti47@hotmail.it

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Il rigore e la grazia: la compagnia di San Benedetto Bianco nel Seicento fiorentino

Il rigore e la grazia: la compagnia di San Benedetto Bianco nel Seicento fiorentino (The rigor and grace: The San Benedetto White company in the XVII century) An exhibition  to admire some of the works of artists of the Florentine ‘600 belonging to the lay confraternity of Saint Banedetto Bianco until May 17, 2016 Cappella Palatina Time: October 8:15 to 18:30 from November to February 8:15 to 16:30 1 to 24 March 8:15 to 17:30 March 25 to 31, April, May, 8:15 to 18:30 Closed first and last Monday of the month Phone: 0552388709, 0552388761 E-mail: argenti@polomuseale.firenze.it E-mail: argenti@polomuseale.firenze.it

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Bencistà News: The Gregorian Chant at Santa Croce

Bencistà News: The Gregorian Chant at Santa Croce Choir Viri Galilaei Director Enzo Ventroni Concerts Gregorian Chant Concert Complex in the Santa Croce – 11 hours Saturday, June 18, 2016 Cenacolo di Santa Croce – 21 hours Saturday, May 7, 2016 Saturday, November 7, 2015 Saturday, December 5, 2015 Saturday, January 9, 2016 Saturday, February 6, 2016 FREE ADMISSION liturgies in Gregorian Chant in the Basilica of Santa Croce Evening Mass of the first Saturday of the month – 18 hours Saturday, April 2, 2016 Saturday, May 7, 2016 For information: tel. 328 0427031 info@gregoriano-virigalilaei.it viri.galilaei@tin.it www.gregoriano-virigalilaei.it

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Bencistà News: Exhibitions at the Galleria Mentana

Bencistà News: Exhibitions at the Galleria Mentana Mentana Gallery From 5 to 23 March, the historic Florentine gallery hosts the collective exhibition Light and Matter and the artist’s retrospective Saviour Warehouses. The exhibition Light and Matter is concerned to investigate the relationship between painting, sculpture and photography through the works of ten artists which explore the concepts of light and matter. The exhibition of Salvatore Warehouses staff is housed in Saletta and sees the presence of sixteen works set in a more real and believable Morocco compared to other works Mentana Art Gallery Piazza Mentana, 2/3 r – Tel. 055 211985-50122 Florence until March 26 Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 16:30 to 19:30. Saturday and Sunday open by appointment. www.galleriamentana.it – galleriamentana@galleriamentana.it

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Bencistà News Convent of Santa Croce

Bencistà News: Cenacolo di Santa Croce Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – 21 hours Concert Gregorian chant Tenebrae sunt factae Meditation on the Passion of Christ Choir Viri Galilaei Directed by Enzo Ventroni Soprano sax improvisations: Giulio Ottanelli Player: Sauro Albisani Program: 1. Tristis est anima mea – Responsory – VIII way 2. Omnes friends méi – Responsory – III so 3. Zelus domus tuae – Antifona VIII c + Psalm 68 4. In the Mount of Olives – Responsory – VIII way 5. De Lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae 6. Caligaverunt oculi méi – Responsory – V way 7. Deus Meus, éripe me – ANT – II so d + Psalm 70 8. Factae Tenebrae sunt – Responsory – VII so 9. Velum temples scissum east – Responsory – II so 10. Divisérunt sibi VESTIMENTA mea – Antiphon – VIII so c + Psalm 21 11. Plange almost virgo, plebs mea – Responsory – V way 12. Aestimátus sum cum descendéntibus in Lacum – Responsory – IV so 13. In peace in idípsum – Antiphon – VIII g + Psalm 4

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Bencista news Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici

Bencista news From May 9 to September 4, 2016 at Galleria Palatina “Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici” (Fools, villains, and players at the Medici court) curated by Anna Bisceglia, Matteo Ceriana and Simona Mammana Approximately 30 works from the deposits of the Galleria Palatina telling, with didactic purposes the daily life of the “minor” characters of the courts as players, dwarves, peasants and peasants

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Bencistà News Carlo Portelli – Pittore eccentrico tra Rosso Fiorentino e Vasari

Bencistà News Until April 30 at the Galleria dell’Accademia, the exhibition Carlo Portelli – Pittore eccentrico tra Rosso Fiorentino e Vasari

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Bencista news Fece di scoltura di legname e colorì

From March 21 to August 28 at the Galleria degli Uffizi, the exhibition: “Fece di scoltura di legname e colorì. La scultura del Quattrocento in legno dipinto a Firenze a cura di Alfredo Bellandi con Marta Onali” (“He made timber sculpture and painted. The sculpture of the fifteenth century, wooden and painted in Florence by Alfredo Bellandi with Marta Onali) exposition of about fifty works of painted wooden sculptures

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Bencistà News Bencistà News 18th of February Elettrice Palatina

Bencistà News 18th of February will be celebrated the anniversary of death of the Elettrice Palatina, the last Medici Family descendent. Free admission to the Museum of the Medici Chapels from 8.15 at 13.50 and historical procession of the Florentine Republic. Elettrice Palatina, a woman of immense culture, preserved numerous works of art, and donated Madici Family properties to the city of Florence

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Bencista news Florence Capital of Italy1865-2015. King gifts and the collections

Bencista news Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palazzo Pitti: until April 3rd the exhibition “Florence Capital of Italy1865-2015. King gifts and the collections.” Discover the art and everyday life of the kings during the six years in which Florence was the capital of Italy

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