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Art and Elegance at B&B Villino il Leone in Florence

The to passion for elegance and design we met a young Florentine artist, Elena Fassanelli, whose love for the art of restoration, attention to detail and the desire to experiment with modern materials, produces real works of art. His hand moves among extraordinarily ancient manuscripts and incunabula and photo albums bound with high quality fabrics and precious stones, leather guest books decorated with mother of pearl and onyx lamps embellished with doodles.
Each work of art is the result of a long process of design, knowledge, selection and choice of quality materials where no detail is left to chance.

Elena art Art Creations is exhibiting some of his artistic works at BB Villino il Leone in Florence, including photo albums, lamps and agendas.

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Exhibition of mosaics at B&B Villino il Leone in Florence

Inside the main building of the Villino il leone,  you can see a small exhibition of mosaics, made by Dr. Jessica Faelli, who,  improving  her  talent manifested since she was a student  has succeded
to participate in the realization of importan public and private works.

The mosaics exhibited inside the Villino il leone can be purchased contacting Dr. Faelli


Artisan Chocolate Fair Florence, from 7th to 16th February 2013

The Artisan Chocolate Fair is held every year in Florence and this year, the ninth edition takes the name of “FI.nalmente CIOCCOLATO!” It is a special occasion for tasting all the kinds and nuances of artisan chocolate made by top Italian chocolatiers and taste wine and grappa in creative combinations. For more informations on delicious initiatives that enter the official website 



THE THIRTIES. The Arts in Italy Beyond Fascism - 22 September 2012-27 January 2013

The exhibition explores the 1930s through the masterpieces of over forty leading artists of the period, including Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Achille Funi, Carlo Carrà, Arturo Nathan, Achille Lega, Ottone Rosai, Ardengo Soffici, Giorgio Morandi, Ram, Thayaht, Antonio Donghi, Marino Marini, Renato Guttuso, Carlo Levi, Filippo de Pisis, Scipione, Antonio Maraini and Lucio Fontana (99 paintings, 17 sculptures and 20 objects of design). They tell the story of a crucial era characterised by an extremely vibrant and innovative arts scene.

Opening times
Daily 9.00-20.00
Thursdays 9.00-23.00


DA FATTORI AL NOVECENTO - Villa Bardini till novembre 4th, 2012

A large and valuable collection is on display at Villa Bardini with more than 100 paintings by famous authors including Fattori, Signorini Telemachus, Giuseppe Abbati, Eugenio Cecconi, Vito D'Ancona, Oscar Ghiglia, Ulvi Liege, Llewelyn Lloyd. From the first painting of the exponents Macchiaioli until that late in the first half of the twentieth century, the collection features a significant body in the quality and variety in the topics that has been enriched from generation to generation and has come down to our day almost new.

Exhibition hours
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays.
Ticket sales closed at 18.00.


Cocktais at Bargello Museum

From 1 August, at 7 pm, enjoy cocktails and graniti in one of the most beautiful and important art museums in Florence.
It is possible a visit to  the Hall of Michelangelo and the Florentine Renaissance - which also houses many works of other great artists such as Giambologna, Ammannati, Cellini, Bandinelli and Danti - as well as the majolica exhibition Fabulae Pictae. Myths and Stories in the Renaissance majolica.  As always, you can enjoy an aperitif in one of the most beautiful art museums in Florence.
It will then continue every Tuesday evening 9 October. 
Entrance costs EUR12. It is advisable to book by phoning: 055294883.
OFFICIAL website for the Bargello, the Uffizi and other museums in Florence is:


Take the chance to visiti the Academy Gallery free

We recommend you:

Every Thursday, untill the end of September, between 7pm to 10pm, entry to the museum and the exhibition “Art returns to Art” is completely free.

While on Tuesdays until the end of September, the Academy with the exhibition “Art returns to Art“ will be open late up to 10pm.



Easy Living. Beach on the Arno river 2012

A large selection of summer events, live music, drinks, movies, sport, maxi screen for the Olympic Games and the European Football Championship

Open daily: 10am – 1.30am (till September 16th)
From 8.30pm dinner on the terrace of Piazza Poggi
Lungarno Serristori - Florence


European Heritage Days 2012 - SEPT 29TH and 30TH

Free entrance into the state museums, monuments and archaeological sites.

A national event that aims to promote the appreciation of Italian culture and heritage and to share common continental roots with other European countries. Planned events include special opening hours, guided tours, conferences, meetings, and much more in museums, libraries, and private and public foundations throughout all of Italy.

The Palatine Gallery (inside the Pitti Palace) offers a special program with free guided visits.

Free admission to all the state museums in Florence. It will be possible to book the entrance Look at the details on the official website


Pitti Jazz - Boboli Gardens

Pitti Jazz in Septembe:  

Wednesday 5:  the group called “BoBo” with Fabrizio Bosso trumpet, Rosario Bonaccorso on bass.

Monday 10: Rita Marcotulli with Luciano Biondini and the extraordinary Argentine multi-instrumentalist Xavier Girotto.

Thursday 13: the saxophone of Mirko Guerrini (and also with piano and live electronics) in an new style concert with sand images created live by Massimo Ottoni, visual artist.

Entrance is at 8 pm throuth the Rondò di Bacco entrance to the Boboli Gardens; there will be the opportunity do visit the amazing Buontaletti Grotto with new lighting. Concerts start at 9:30 pm. Tickets are €12.

Ticket pre-sales and info at



Firenze Gelato Festival - 2012

In May, Florence hosts in its beautiful squares the best artisan gelato makers of Italy, while the commercial 100% Italian gelato is protagonist with Sammontana.
Cultural and educational paths and a rich calendar of events, conferences and meetings are the setting of the Villages of Gelato.

The third Firenze Gelato Festival edition will be held in May from 23 to 27, 2012.



Garden of the Iris - May 2nd to 20th, 2012

The "Garden of the Iris", situated on the corner of Viale dei Colli and Piazzale Michelangelo, belongs to the iris-growers' society. The flower is of great importance to Florence and has been the symbol of the city since 1251. The iris garden is given over almost entirely to this flower, hundreds of varieties of which are grown here, including, of course, the main genus. At the height of the flowering season more than 1,500 strains of iris from all parts of the world can be admired here. The garden, which is located on the eastern side of the hill on which Piazzale Michelangelo stands, blends beautifully with the hillside olive-grove environment in which it lies, with lawns alternating with flower-beds and a small lake in which the aquatic varieties of iris are cultivated.

Free entrance. Mondays to fridays 10-12.30 am  3-7 pm. Saturdays and sundays 10 am to 7 pm.



June 10th, 2012 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and The E - Street Band in concert at the football Stadium Artemio Franchi in Florence. For the Summer Tour Bruce will be in Milan on June 7th, in Florence on June 10th and in Trieste th 11th. A very special event that cannot be missed!! Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album, “Wrecking Ball,” is set for a March 6 release on Columbia Records, featuring 11 new songs.

Book a room/apartment at B&B Villino il Leone and get 10% discount off current rates


Artigianato and Palazzo

The open-air fair that shows the most interesting artisanal workshops will make its first opening on Friday, 11th May and will be opened all weekend long.

Extraordinary event: the 400-year celebrating exhibit of Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella, a statement institution in Florence, word-known for its traditional and high-quality cosmetic products.

Find here more information. 


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