the origins of the renaissance - mugello, florence, tuscany - from 11 july to 28 september, 2008

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The Origins of the Renaissance - Mugello, Florence, Tuscany - From 29th May to 30th November, 2008
Giotto, Beato Angelico, Donatello and the Medici. Mugello, Cradle of the Renaissance


A show spread over four sites, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Piero a Sieve, Scarperia and Vicchio.
A journey in search of the origins of the most astonishing phenomenon of Fifteenth Century Italy, the Florentine Renaissance. From 29th May to 30th November.

The exhibition, created by Antonio Paolucci and promoted by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, retraces the places of major importance to the Medici family, originally from Mugello, and the artists who revolved around the leading figures of the house: from Donatello to Brunelleschi, from Andrea del Castagno to Bronzino and Vasari.

The Origins of the Renaissance - Mugello, Florence, Tuscany - From 29th May to 30th November, 2008The themes covered by the four exhibitions span nearly three centuries.
“Le ville dei Medici” in the “Museo della Manifattura Chini - Villa Pecori ” in Borgo San Lorenzo, puts on show all the Giusto Utens lunettes, representing the Medici family villas, from those that still exist today in all their splendour to those that have since disappeared (like Pratolino in primis).

The crucifixes of Donatello and Brunelleschi are at the heart of the exhibition in San Piero a Sieve, at the Bosco ai frati Convent, entitled “Donatello, Brunelleschi and the Man on the Cross”.
Sixteenth Century armour and the stories of warriors are the subject of “The Medici in arms” at Scarperia, in the Palazzo dei Vicari.
Lastly, "Mugello and the arts: Giotto, Beato Angelico and Andrea del Castagno", on show in Vicchio at the Beato Angelico Museum, takes us on a typically “Mugellian” journey, with all of its most significant artists.

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Exhibition opening hours
From Thursday to Sunday 10-13 and 15-19
With a special entrance ticket – the Mugello, Cradle of the Renaissance Card – at the cost of €5 it will be possible to visit the four exhibition sites, all with the same opening times. The Card will also give holders special reductions.

Guided Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday for the whole period of the show free guided tours will be provided.

Proloco Scarperia tel. 055 8468165
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From APT - Agenzia per il Turismo di Firenze (Florence Tourist Office)

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