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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 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

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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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