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Animani: in Florence the photography exhibition of Mario Mariotti


Florence celebrates the work of the great artist Mario Mariotti by creating the photography exhibition "Animani", on display from 27 November 2009 to 6 April 2010 at the Istituto degli Innocenti's exhibition centre.

The artist, graphic designer and illustrator Mario Mariotti, who died 12 years ago, was able to "play" with art, involving children in fun, creative actions and experiments.

The subject of his creations exhibited here are hands, the first instrument of expression: hands that are transformed through colour, taking the forms of elephants, ducks and zebras, footballers, conductors or athletes.


In parallel to the exhibition, educational workshops will be held in which children will be the star artists and have the opportunity to understand and reproduce Mariotti's work. The exceptional tool designed by FILA to allow little ones to re-create what they see at the exhibition is the special FILA-Giotto Animani pack with a special guide by the artist's daughter Francesca Mariotti, in collaboration with IDI, with step-by-step instructions, using photos and detailed explanations, for reproducing the colourful "Animani".

Exhibition in Florence: Robert Mapplethorpe - Perfection in Form

Robert Mapplethorpe - Perfection in Form. Curator Jonathan Nelson


Runs: 26th May – 27th September 2009
Venue: Galleria dell’Accademia - Via Ricasoli, 58-60, Firenze
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, from 6.50p.m. Closed on Mondays. The ticket office closes at 6.20p.m.
Tickets: Full rate € 10.00 (including museum entrance). Concession: € 5.00 for European citizens between 18 and 25 years. Free admission for European citizens under 18 and over 65 years
Interesting notes: From 28th May to10th September 2009 free entrance to the exhibition on Thursdays from 9.00p.m. From 7th July to 29th September 2009 opening of the museum and of the exhibition on Tuesdays from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. at the regular price.
For booking and information Firenze Musei Tel. 055. 290112 

An exhibition dedicated to great American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in the twentieth anniversary of his death, for the first time at the Accademia Gallery of Florence, known worldwide as the ‘Michelangelo Museum’.

Cantine Aperte Day 2009 in Tuscany on 31st May

cantine-aperte-2009-toscana-31 May 2009 is Wine Day - Cantine Aperte, even in Tuscany!

At last we are! One of the most long-awaited events related to good wine and good food: the one with Cantine Aperte, the most important event that is taking place in Italy from seventeen years involving wine, as the main protagonist togheter with the people who produce it and the territory where it is made.

A growing number of fans of wine are wine-tourists for a day, to discover the flavors and beauty of Tuscany.

Why not partecipate? The offer is wide: in Tuscany on Sunday, May 31st shall be open almost 130 wineries! It is easy to find places and organize a great trip with the directions from !

Cantine Aperte this year will promote the quality not only of wine but also of hospitality by the cellars, which will be identified by a clay glass of wine (symbol of the Movimento Turismo del Vino, the creator and organizer of the event). So the Movimento Turismo del Vino is not only certainty  of drinking good wine (not by chance that the motto of the Movement is "See what you drink"), but also certainty of a first class hospitality. !

Sales 2009 in Tuscany: all Tuscany Outlets

Sales are officially started today in Tuscany.
The tips for purchases without being cheated have already being reminded, all or almost. But perhaps to a question the answer is still missing: where?
We mark out all Outlets in Tuscany, where over the safety of a brand you have the security of saving money (that is to say where you can save money significantly by buying fashionable goods).

  • Province of Florence: Barberino Designer Outlet,  Diffusione Tessile, Dolce & Gabbana, Factory Outlet Roberto Cavalli, Conte of Florence, The Mall
  • Province of Arezzo: Valdichiana Outlet Village, Nike Factory Store, Outlet Prada
  • Province of Prato: Outlet Errepi
  • Province of Pistoia: Calzedonia ~ Intimissimi, Outlet Freeport
  • Province of Grosseto: Centro Moda by Carabetta
  • Province of Pisa: Tremp Outlet
Detailed list of Outlet in Tuscany with addresses, web sites, list of brands ...
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