More and more foreign couples choose Italy for their wedding ceremony due to its beauty and famous monuments.

Sometimes the future bride and groom are attracted to the "Belpaese" by memories left during a trip or work experience. This is the case of Brian, who lived and worked for a period of time in Tuscany and decided to return there to marry his Alison.

A week before the wedding, we met the two "Promessi Sposi" at the Hotel Villa Casagrande, a superior and elegant hotel located in the historical centre of Figline Valdarno, a small town stategically located between the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena, where the couple and their delighful daughter Livia are staying and where the wedding reception will be held. 

We spent a pleasant morning with Brian, Alison and Livia. It was a perfect occasion to get to know them better, to plan the wedding day and walk through the romantic alleys and squares of the city.

We would like to wish the couple all the best for their future! 



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Close to Terni in the middle of the old medieval Borgo of Amelia amongst the enchanting backdrop of Umbrian hills lies Palazzo Farrattini which will open its doors to the public with guided tours for the first time from 7th June to 6th September.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the wonderful Palazzo designed by Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane, for Vescovo Bartolomeo II Farrattini, with its original furniture and pictures.

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Foto D'Arte Firenze have compiled an illustrated catalogue to accompany the event.

Here is a selection of photos from the catalogue

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Below the official link for the Palazzo's Website and for the programme of events:

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Palazzo Farrattini's 500 year anniversary

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B.Bill is a new reality in Florentine workmanship, born from the passion and creative experience of Giulia Servello offering uniquely recognizable jewels in Italian Style. Thanks to her solid artistic experience and research Giulia has managed to create original jewels of great impact and quality.

B.Bill presented its new collection, a rich variety of bracelets, necklaces and earrings appealing to different tastes and lifestyles, at Homi the exhibition which was dedicated to style and design from 19th to 22nd January at Fiera Milano.

Foto D'arte Firenze took the photos of B.Bill's new samples together with Giulia, inspired by her enthusiasm and creativity.


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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ B.Bill bijoux di Giulia Servello, Via F.Soldani, 18 Firenze

 

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Almax is a well-known name to all those in the leather business: for over twenty years its laboratories have produced bags, suitcases and other leather accessories, enriching the shopwindows of the most famous luxury brands in the world.

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Founded in 1986 by Mauro Guerrini, the company today employs 85 and has a web of 300 subsuppliers with a turnover placing it among the best companies in the luxury leather industries in Tuscany.

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The key to its success: respect for Florentine craftmanship and a modern entrepreneurial organization focused on HR (as a primary productive resource) and a constant investment in research and innovation to reach their mission to represent the excellence of "made in Italy" with high quality products and efficient service to meet the refined public taste.

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To mark the opening of its extended and renovated headquarters in Scandicci, Foto D'Arte Firenze's photographic campaign printed on large pannels was integrated among the furnishings.

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A stimulating and interesting opportunity for Foto D'Arte Firenze to see the birthplace of luxury and excellence in Italian style.

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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Pelletteria Almax | Via delle Sette Regole 18/a, Scandicci (Firenze)
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Close to Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of Florence, Palazzo Davanzati is a "must" for anyone who wants to feel the atmosphere of a typical Florentine mansion during the Renaissance.

It has survived the ravages of time when Florence was the capital of Italy and is a rare example of hybrid architecture between two epochs, combining the typical verticality of the medieval house with its tower and the spaciousness of the Renaissance Palace spread around its central court. For centuries, it has been the frame of the public and private lives of rich Florentine merchants and their families: first the Davizzi, who built it around the middle of 14th century, then the Bartolini Salimbeni, who bought it in 1516 and finally the Davanzati, who owned it from 1578 to 1838, the year in which Carlo, the last male heir of the Palace committed suicide. 

Since then, several structural modifications have determined the building we can see today, the most significant that of the eclectic antiquarian Elia Volpi, who bought it at the beginning of 20th century and furnished it in 14th century style to destine it as a private Museum "della Casa Fiorentina Antica". It soon became a Neo-Renaissance inspiration for foreign tourists, especially Americans.

Finally, in 1951 the building became the property of the Italian State and was destined as a Public Museum. Over the years it has gathered collections and precious objects from Florentine Galleries and donations resulting in a typical domestic Renaissance environment.

Visitors can admire the rich decorations, statues, pictures, affreschi with their stories of knights, tapestries and a precious collection of finely carved furniture with objects of every day use. You can relive the atmosphere of Renaissance daily life, its commerce, chivalric love, domestic work and pastimes when Florence was "the hub" of art, culture and wealth.

The Museum was closed to the public for a number of years due to restoration. Foto D'Arte Firenze shot a photographic campaign to document its new splendour, a work of prestige which required great accuracy and competence.

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To follow: a link for the Polo Museale Fiorentino to take a virtual tour of the Museum.

Polo Museale Fiorentino | Museum of Palazzo Davanzati


Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Museum of Palazzo Davanzati | Via Porta Rossa 13, Florence

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Foto D'Arte Firenze launched this blog six months ago, our stories, told through the words and images caught by our lens, has captured the imagination of more and more readers.

Thanks to your enthusiasm, a month ago we decided to update the blog weekly. Your affectionate response was a pleasant surprise. As you can see from the graph, our readers are international too, coming from Europe, the USA, Brazil, China and many other countries.  

Artistic beauty and the wonderful Tuscan landscape has been a collective magnet and rewarded our efforts to capture them. So once again we would like to thank our weekly readers, hoping you will return each week and enjoy sharing your stories which we unfold in our photos for you. 

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Chianti PetrioloSet on the hills of Rignano Valdarno, the Wine Farm Petriolo is surroundeded by a unique landscape: ancient villages and historic grapeyards draw the perfect frame within which the work creates stronger relationships with the land and roots. 

The Petriolo Wine Farm has heard many stories, hosting numerous lives over the years. The Mozzi, Bardi, Pazzi, Serristori, Da Filicaia and Da Verrazzano families have lived here, as well as a whole Congregation, and even San Francesco di Sales was a guest. 

A place where the grapevine means culture, tradition and respect.

This very respect for the natural heritage gave birth to the new wine cellar Petriolo, a modern structure which represents a perfect blend between technologigal innovation and the craftsmanship of Tuscany.

In its grapeyards set 300 meters above the sea, Petriolo take care of the protagonists of Tuscany: Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Canaiolo and Malvasia, the real soul of Chianti. The grapevines grow on a clayish and calcareous ground, with a solid skeleton, from which derives the unimistakable ruby red of the great Tuscan wines. The lands of Chianti host the traditional and vigorous Sangiovese and also internationale grapes, such as Merlot and Cabernet, essentials to obtain the most elegant harmony of flavours.

The knowledge and the skills of those who with passion take continuous care of the grapevines are essentials when harvesting the grapes.

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These expert hands are able to choose the best grapes during the harvest. This is the moment when the grapeyards becomes lively and colorful, expressing the joy of having witnessed for centuries the growth of the best wines of this great land, Tuscany.

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harvest 2013

Foto D'Arte Firenze took a series of photo to commemorate the 2013 harvest and the complete renovation of Fattoria Petriolo.

Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze

Land, tradition, passion and skilled hands which give a results wines worth tasting and remembering. Petriolo means all this, it is a story which gets renewed every day by the encounters with people.

Emiliano e Matteo have read this past and made a new story, lively and enthusiastic, which takes after a consolidate tradition. The renewing commitment of these young men for their job is what makes it possible for the past experience to be encacted again through a quality wine production. 

Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Azienda Agricola Petriolo - Via Fiorentina 40 - Incisa in Val d'Arno (Florence)

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:00

Guitar maker Piero Tievoli, AEGILIUM Guitars

A Christmas gift of a small guitar began what was to become a lifetime passion for Piero Tievoli, making guitars.

 aegilium guitar

Foto D'Arte Firenze went to Piero Tievoli's guitar workshop to discover his precious creations, it was a journey into a place where time stands still, where everything turns around the research for perfection without compromise, a journey into the past and its images.

The AEGILIUM guitar was born here, the result of carefully chosen woods taking their form under the able hands of Piero Tievoli in his search for perfect sound and harmony.

 

 

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Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Piero Tievoli Guitar maker

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Friday, 05 March 2010 11:00

Lisetta Rossi HARPIST

To realize images for such an exceptional harpist accompanied by the magic notes of her harp Herard Freres was for Foto D'Arte Firenze an unusual and artistically rewarding experience.

Who is Lisetta Rossi?

Lisetta Rossi, concert harpist, is from Florence, Italy. She is currently professor of harp at the "Giacomo Puccini" Conservatory in La Spezia. From 2003 to 2010 she held a position at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, teaching advanced harp as well as history of music and analysis of harp repertory, instrumental pedagogy, and harp ensemble.

Since 1994 many young harpists have attended her summer courses, seminars and masterclasses held in Italy, France, England, Portugal and Bulgaria, thus being given the opportunity to take advantage of the artistic and professional experience she reflects in her teaching-experience not only as a soloist but also as part of chamber ensemble and orchestras.

She has been invited regularly to serve on the juries of competitions, and at the same time, many of her pupils have won awards in both national and international competitions.

Lisetta Rossi harpist

After receiving her diploma in harp with the highest grades and "cum laude" from the Venice conservatory, she went on to further her training with maestri from the German, French and American schools and also attended courses in chamber music with Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

In addition to her musical education, she received a diploma in social sciences and has pursued disciplines complementary to artistic training such as Alexander, Feldenkreis, Taijiquan and the Stanislavskyij method. Ms Rossi has appeared as a soloist and chamber music musician in international festivals in Italy as well as around Europe, and has collaborated with such artists as Carme, Ensemble Ambrosiano, Antidogma, Ex-Novo Ensemble, Musica d'Oggi, Ensemble Garbarino and the Orchestra of the Pomeriggi Musicali. From 2003 to 2007, as principal harp of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin and with chamber groups stemming from the same orchestra, she has taken part in annual festivals of contemporary music, Nuova Musica of Turin, and the Biennale of Venice, performing numerous world premieres.

In the same role, Rossi has collaborated with other prestigious orchestras such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the RAI orchestra of Milan, the RAI orchestra of Roma, the orchestra of the Saõ Carlos Theater of Lisbona, performing under the direction of Maestri Muti, Chailly, Gavazzeni, Bertini, Imbal, Barshay, De Burgos, Rath, Noseda, Kuhn and lastly, C. Tielemann under whose direction she performed Mozart's Concerto in C major K 299 for flute and harp.

Since 2007 Lisetta Rossi has collaborated with the association, Tesori Musicali Toscani, taking charge of the research and editing of previously unpblished works for the single action harp. For this kind of harp she has recorded the XII Sonate per Arpa by Giovanni Francesco Giuliani for the label, Brilliant Classics on an instrument built by Erard in 1818.

Herard Freres˜1818, Paris © Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze

Her discography includes recordings for ERATO with the Solisti Veneti and for RICORDI and AMADEUS with the symphonic orchestra of the Turin and Milan Radio and Television (RAI).

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