If You Were Here Now

If you were at Borgo di Vagli in your Tuscan residence in the coming months, below are a few attractions to consider visiting.

Frida Kahlo
Scuderie del Quirinale - Rome
March 20th | August 31st 2014

The Scuderie del Quirinale is to host a magnificent exhibition on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a symbol of the artistic avant-garde and of the exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century.

Rome and Genoa are joining together to stage an integrated project comprising two major exhibitions focusing on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, running from 20 March to 31 August 2014, explores the art of Frida Kahlo and her ties with the artistic movements of her time, from Mexican Modernism to international Surrealism, analysing their influence on her work.

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Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino - Diverging Paths of Mannerism
Palazzo Strozzi - Florence
March 8th | July 20th 2014  

Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting from 8 March to 20 July 2014 a major exhibition entitled Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism, devoted to the work of Pontormo and of Rosso Fiorentino, the two painters who were without a doubt the most original and unconventional new way of interpreting art in that season of the Italian Cinquecento which Giorgio Vasari called the 'modern manner'.

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Lo Scoppio del Carro
Florence 20th April 2014

The Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart) is a folk tradition of Florence, Italy. The cart is loaded with fireworks while a wire, stretching to the high altar inside the cathedral, is fitted with a mechanical dove Shortly thereafter, the cardinal of Florence lights a fuse in the columbina with the Easter fire. It then speeds through the church to ignite the cart outside. The complex fireworks show that follows lasts about 20 minutes. A successful display from the "Explosion of the Cart" is supposed to guarantee a good harvest, stable civic life, and good business.

21st April 2014 Celebration of the Birth of Rome
The birth of Rome... celebrate with style!


According to legend and tradition, Rome was founded by Romulus on 21 April 753 B.C., when he drew a groove with a plough on the Palatine Hill to mark the boundary of the city. Next year, on April 21st 2014, Rome will celebrate its 2767th birthday with historical parades and re-enactments, including a gladiatorial display at the Colosseum, concerts and magnificent firework displays.

To witness Rome's birthday celebrations is to witness the pride of the people of Rome, and whether you are there to parade through the city's streets dressed as a soldier, senators, royal or slaves or to enjoy the show as an observer, the atmosphere is fantastic. As an added bonus, if you even need one, the museums and car parks in Rome are generally open and free to the public on this day.

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Etruscan Seduction Exhibition
Palazzo Casali - Cortona
March 21st | July 31st 2014  

Housed in Palazzo Casali in Cortona, relives the passion for antiquity and for the Etruscans in the English-speaking world with " Etruscan Seduction. From the secrets of Holkham hall to the wonders of the British Museum, "an exhibition that brings together paintings, drawings, archaeological finds, documents and objects from prestigious collections such as the British Museum and the home of Holkham Hall.

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