Culture never goes on Holiday in Tuscany

From July, 7th till the end of August, Opera Festival, one of the most suggestive and fascinating musical events dedicated to the Italian lyrical scene, will take place once again thanks to the Cultural Association Multipromo.

Since 2004, such a festival presenting high quality performances has been taking place in enchanting and amazing locations.

The event will start on Saturday 7th of July with the AIDA at San Galgano Abbey near Siena, at 9 pm.

Tickets

Multiptomo-operafestival-ufficio biglietteria
via San Francesco 3-50014 Fiesole (Florence)

Opening Hours
from 9.30 am to 6 pm
e-mail: prenotazioni@festivalopera.it

Until July, 15th 2012, Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting the works of the American painters who embraced the artistic vocabulary of Impressionism and spent time in Italy from 19th to early 20th century.

The exhibition celebrates the strong connection between the Old and the New Continent, exploring the circle of painters who transmitted European culture and sophistication to America.

Visitors will be able to study the work of the great forerunners artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, James Abbott McNeill and the work of the young generations like William Morris Hunt.

Americans in Florence lived and pursued their activities in close contact with their compatriots such as scholars, collectors, writers like Gertrude Stein, Mabel Dodge, Bernard Berenson.

In Italy, they had built little American colonies where they learnt the Italian contemporary painting techniques.

They had strong influence on Italian artists and thinkers by introducing sophisticated and cosmopolitan lifestyles and adopting a more relaxed and uninhibited attitude towards women. Young women, always white-dressed, embody the purity and the hope of a whole country.

Where
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi, Florence

Opening hours:
Everyday 9 am – 8 pm
on Thursdays 9 am – 11 pm

Further information about Florence are available on Florence travel guide: About Florence.

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