David’s Weak Ankles

As anyone over 50 can tell you, time and circumstances take their toll on every body. Even Michelangelo’s David, the epitome of the perfect male physique, is suffering from weak ankles. Scientists at the National Research Council and Florence University ran tests and have found fractures in both the carved tree stump and left ankle [...]

Etruscan Discovery

The discovery of an intact tomb was made in September at an Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia, Italy. It had been protected by a heavy stone slab, which completely sealed the opening, until now. The warrior lay undisturbed in a tomb for over 2,600 years. Resting on a raised stone bed with spear in hand, the [...]

Calcio Fiorentino: the origins of football

Before soccer, before rugby, before football, in Florence there was “Calcio Fiorentino”! “Calcio Fiorentino” (Florentine kick game) or “Calcio Storico”, takes origins from Greeks and Romans and it was played from centuries in Florence. The match is played in the sand of a temporary arena in Santa Croce Square. The rules are …no rules (almost). [...]

Primavera Italiana!

E’ primavera, it’s spring! Even if the weather in march is always “capriccioso”, today it’s spring! Spring is a moment in our lives. Cold winter goes away, days slowly stretch: a symbol of life, a life that is reborn. Italian art dedicated great masterpieces to this season. La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is considered one [...]

Art, fashion and Italian creativity

Stefano Ricci, the Italian fashion house, presents its new collection with a tribute to the extraordinary heritage of the most important museum of Italy: Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Through this publication, a fruit of the Florentine brand’s creativity and quality, an excellence of Italian fashion goes in search of its roots; and it finds them, [...]

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