21 06, 2017

Who Owns The Arts Lauches for 2017: between past and present

2017-06-21T15:47:05+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Anna Maria Luisa and Gian Gastone de' Medici with Blub's artworks - Photo credits © Luca Morgantini It’s always a little night magic when the cloister is filled with guests, mingling in the garden for a summer’s evening of art and theater. Last week’s launch celebrated five contemporary artists adding their creations to [...]

5 06, 2017

Amerigo Vespucci: a natural born Florentine explorer

2017-05-27T17:20:40+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

So what is the deal with Amerigo Vespucci! The continent of America was named after the Florentine, though people get a little confused as to why. Christopher Columbus had already been there, they say, so why name it after this obscure Italian guy? Early years Let’s go back to the beginning. Vespucci was born in [...]

29 05, 2017

“Medici Master of Florence” Season II is coming: Are you ready?

2017-05-29T21:26:25+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

  The Medici: Masters of Florence are coming back to Tuscany to begin filming for the much anticipated second season, and the call has gone out for local actors, extras, and production staff to send in their CVs. If we didn’t have our hands full with our own Medici production, we would be signing up [...]

25 04, 2017

The Tumulteous Life and Exile of Queen Marie de’ Medici

2017-04-25T16:16:43+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

Young Maria de' Medici by da Santi di Tito The Medici Dynasty Show celebrates the birthday of Marie de' Medici, better known as Marie, Regent Queen of France. Exiled by her own son, and painted 24 times by the great painter, Peter Paul Rubens, who was Queen Marie de’ Medici? The daughter of [...]

19 04, 2017

Power, art, legacy: The Medici Dynasty Show is back for 2017

2017-04-19T16:44:22+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Photo credits © Enrico Lanari The 2017 season has launched, and the opening was spectacular. Tim Daish and Carolina Gamini were in top form, returning to the stage with energy and power to the delight of the audience. We’ve revised the multimedia projections, slipped in new historical details for added colour, and are [...]

11 04, 2017

“Scoppio del Carro” on Easter Sunday in Florence

2017-04-11T10:56:35+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

It is a tradition that dates all the way back to the First Crusade, when Florentines marched under the command of Pazzino di Ranieri de’ Pazzi, a leader from the noble Florentine family known well for their failed Pazzi Conspiracy hundreds of years later. It was Pazzino who, it is said, was first to the [...]

9 04, 2017

The Creativity of Convents

2017-04-10T17:28:53+00:00 April 9th, 2017|

What do Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the sisters of Fuligno, and a painting Nun of the Renaissance have in common? The Medici Dynasty Show, of course! Oh, and they all lived in convents and impacted Florentine history. Throughout history, convents were a place where women could live and congregate together, sharing education and passing down [...]