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Jessica Alba and her daughter in Florence

Jessica Alba and her daughter visited Florence

Jessica Alba and her daughter Honor, 10, visited Florence and other Italian cities.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Florence-born Hollywood poster designer Campeggi dies

Hollywood poster designer and painter Silvano Campeggi, one of the most important graphic artists in the history of American cinema, has died at the age of 95.

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Pitti Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo 93 dedicated to the cinema

Pitti Immagine Uomo, the premier international event for men’s fashion and lifestyle projects with a global reach, will be held in Florence from 9 to 12 January 2018.

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James Ivory

Florence honored James Ivory with the Fiorino d’oro

The city of Florence honored Hollywood director James Ivory with the Fiorino d’Oro for 30-year anniversary celebrations for his film A Room With a View.

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Raphael, the lord of arts

Raphael, the lord of arts in 3D 4K opens in theaters

FLORENCE, ITALY – Raphael, the lord of arts is the new movie produced by Sky and Nexo Digital, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums, and Magnitude Film. Out in selected Italian movie theaters just for three days: April 3, 4, 5, 2017.

The Raphael’s new technology

After the great success of the first three documentary movies (among them the Uffizi in 3D 4K), here is the retrospective devoted to the painter of Urbino, celebrating with an innovative and very cinematic aspect.

In the movie, recognized by MiBACT of national cultural interest, important names of Italian cinema will lend their faces to Raphael, the Fornarina, Giovanni Santi and Pietro Bembo; we are talking about Flavio Parenti, Angela Curri, Enrico Lo Verso and Marco Cocci.

Raphael, the lord of arts will make use of the latest technologies related to the big screen, such as 3D and UHD, for a total duration of 90 minutes, and from May 27, 2017 it will be addressed in another 60 Countries around the world .

The movie is amplified by the most advanced 3D and 4K cinematographic technology, involving a genuine arsenal of trolleys, mechanical arms, helicopters and drones. To these are added the techniques of dimensioning, which permit a full immersion into the works themselves.

The Raphael’s plot

Few figures in the history of art have had a life as intense and richly evocative as Raphael Sanzio. Although he died at the young age of 37, he was able to leave an indelible mark on the history of art.

Orphaned at the age of eleven, the only path open to Raphael was to follow in his father’s artistic footsteps: a courageous choice that was to prove most fitting. In fact, while still a boy, at 17, he was made magister, a glorious beginning to a triumphant career.

From enfant prodige to prince of the arts in a two-decade span, Raphael was able to turn his extraordinary personal contacts into the stepping stones of success. He became the favorite of Popes and the powerful, loved life and lived it to the fullest without remorse, intensely and passionately.

The Raphael’s Florentine period

Raphael lived in Florence from 1504 to 1508. This provided him with the opportunity to continue his artistic development, for the city, at the start of the fifteen hundreds, was one of the world’s primary centers of art, in whose streets one could meet Michelangelo and Leonardo, truly at the acme of Western art.

The works from these years are essentially portraits and Madonnas that depict the essence of female and maternal beauty, a celebration of sweetness and grace. Among them The Portrait of Agnolo Doni and the Portrait of Maddalena Strozzi, Agnolo Doni’s wife, along with several Madonnas, including the Madonna del Cardellino, the Belle Jardinière and the Madonna del Baldacchino.

Raphael Sanzio, Madonna del Cardellino



Lost in Florence movie

The new release of Lost in Florence movie

FLORENCE, ITALY – Lost in Florence will be released nationwide by Orion Pictures (a division of MGM) on January 27, 2017. It will also be released that same day on VOD, on all digital platforms.

The movie with Brett Dalton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Alessandro Preziosi and Stana Katic is written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer.

Eric Lazard (Brett Dalton) is a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and an alluring local woman, Stephanie (Alessandra Mastronardi), while visiting his cousin Anna (Stana Katic), who lives in Italy and teaches the Italian language to foreigners.

Originally titled The Tourist, filming took place on location in Florence, Italy for four weeks beginning 9 June 2014 and filming completed around July 10th 2014.

In 2016, two years after production, the film was picked up for distribution by Orion Pictures and Gunpowder & Sky, and is set to be released on January 27th 2017.

Schwarzenegger a tourist in Pisa

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a tourist in Tuscany

Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spent some days off in Tuscany this summer.

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Tom Hanks

Inferno world premiere set for Florence on Oct. 8

The city of Florence will stage the world premiere of Inferno (directedy by Ron Howard with Tom Hanks) on October 8, 2016.

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Middle East Now festival to be held in Florence

The Middle East Now Festival back to Florence

Middle East Now Festival are returning to Florence on April 5-10, 2016 with the seventh edition.

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Ennio Morricone won the 2016 Oscar Award

A competition of choirs to honor Morricone

A competition of choirs in Florence will honor the Italian maestro Ennio Morricone’s music in the year in which he won the Oscar.

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