Florence Travel Guide

Florence is the capital city of the italian region of Tuscany.A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. Florence is also famous for its magnificent art and architecture.

About Florence

Florence covers an area of 39 square miles (102 sq. Km) and is estimated to have a population of 430.000 people being one of the most visited cities in Italy. The historic centre of Florence was declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

Marino-Marini Museum

The Marino Marini Museum, in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, between via della Vigna Nuova and piazza Santa Maria Novella, is housed in the ancient church of S. Pancrazio, founded before 1000, deconsacrated in 1809 and used for several activities for Down one century. The museum was inaugurated in 1988 after the extensive restoration work directed by the architeots Bruno Sacchi and Lorenzo Papi.

The Museum contains 180 works by Marino Marini (1901-1980) given by the sculptor and his wife Marina at different times of his life. The collection includes sculptures, drawings and etchings. Pieces are arranged by subject rather than by chronological order. The aim is to use themes as modes rather than focus on iconographical subjects. The core of the exhibition is the imposing equestrian group from The Hague ( 1957-58) placed in the centre of the old liturgical space and immersed in the light of the large apse.


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