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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

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

The national event 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 programme 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