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.

Classical Music festival
Castiglion del Lago
August 12 - 27

Now into its 13th edition the musical kermesse will host international and Italian artists in the beautiful setting of Palazzo della Corgna, whereas Luis Bacalov’s “Concerto Grosso” will be played on the evening of August 13th in the magnificent Teatro della Rocca by the New Trolls together with the Trasimeno school of Music.

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Leonardo da Vinci's Magic Cosmos: the Restored Adoration of the Magi
The Uffizi Gallery - Florence
28 March - 24 September 2017

Leonardo da Vinci's ‘Adoration of the Magi’ is back at the Uffizi after six years of restoration work and diagnostic inspection carried out by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, with the financial support of the Amici degli Uffizi. The panel was commissioned to Leonardo by the Austin Friars for their church of San Donato in Scopeto in 1481. The artist's departure for Milan in 1482, however, caused him to leave it unfinished and led the friars to entrust Filippino Lippi with another altarpiece with the same subject, which was completed in 1496. In fact, after a lengthy preliminary study, Leonardo interrupted the execution and the painting which was housed in the Benci family’s palace in Florence for some time before entering the Medici's collections. It is the largest panel by Leonardo (cm. 246 x 243) and its restoration not only solved a number of conservation problems but also permitted the recovery of its unexpected colours and full readability, which is extremely rich in enthralling details opening up new prospects with regard to its complex iconographical significance. Alongside Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi, the exhibition also hosts Filippino Lippi's version of 1496 in a fascinating interplay highlighting both the differences in the two masters temperaments and their different interpretation of the same theme resulting from the political and cultural changes which occurred in Florence in just over a decade.

Opening hours:
08:15am – 06:50pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on Monday.

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The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna.
Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze
21 September 2017 to 21 January 2018

From 21 September 2017 to 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the 16th century in Florence showcasing over seventy works of art by such artists as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati.

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