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Summer 2017: live in Florence & more!

Piazzale Michelangelo, a great place for live show!

Piazzale Michelangelo, a great place for live show!

Brunelleschi, Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo! Raise your hand who does not love them! Yes, but what about boredom, in Florence there is nothing but ancient art?

That’s it! Florence, in fact, is one of the rock capitals in Italy, with an intense live activity of underground and mainstream bands, national and internationally.Summer 2017: live in Florence & more!

Stage diving? Why not!

Stage diving? Why not!

A real ‘hall of fame’ of rock, pop and metal, between june and july, landed at the Visarno Arena in Florence, in the heart of the beautiful Cascine Park, just minutes from the historic center.

Radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead, James Blake, Aerosmith, Placebo, Eddie Vedder, The Cranberries, The System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, The XX, Jamiroquai and Arcade Fire are just some of the great names that will be on stage at Firenze Rocks and Florence Summer Festival. Two top live music reviews of summer 2017, where over 200,000 viewers are expected from across Europe.

The Florence Summer Festival will feature a series of gigs in the same month. On Wednesday, June 14, on stage will be the time for Radiohead, James Blake and Junun feat. Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express. Thom Yorke and co. are the band that has traveled the art-rock from the old to the new millennium. James Blunt is the singer-songwriter who has twisted the threads of soul, pop and electronics. The opening act will be featured by the extraordinary Junun’s project. The israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur will perform with the group of Indian musicians called The Rajasthan Express.

James Blunt

James Blunt

Firenze Rocks follows the tradition of the great European festivals: it is a crazy three days fest, scheduled for Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June. It starts with Aerosmith, that will present their most anticipated Aero-Vederci Baby, the tour with which they leave the scenes.On the same day on stage also Placebo and Deaf Havana.

Aerosmith

Aerosmith

On Saturday, June 24, will perform Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam’s vocalist, and the opening act will be reserved to Dolores O’Riordan and Glen Hansard’s from the irish goth rockers Cranberries. Firenze Rocks closes on Sunday, June 25 with a full immersion in the alt metal scene with System Of A Down and Prophets Of Rage.

System of a Down

System of a Down

Don’t miss your favourite rock bands in Florence, www.tuscanfeeling.com suggests you a fine selection of apartments to rent.

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Graffiti on the walls in Florence!

A real Michelangelo's Opera?

A real Michelangelo’s Opera?

Graffiti on the walls in Florence!

Florence is full of ancient things, beautiful and very famous. But it is also rich in really curious things. We at Tuscan Feeling Real Estate know it well!
Much of our work, in fact, consists of walking through the historic center of Florence and visiting our apartments, alone or with our clients. It is normal for us to come across often in curious aspects, details and unknown things of our beloved town.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

This time we decided to talk to you about something that is in one of the most famous places in Florence – Signoria Square – but no one does. Piazza Signoria is known throughout the world for its beauty and the presence of the extraordinary Palazzo Vecchio, home of the Municipality of Florence and the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi, where Giambologna and Benevenuto Cellini’s sculptures are located.

Loggia dei Lanzi

Loggia dei Lanzi

Here – right in front of Palazzo Vecchio – there is a famous copy of Michelangelo’s David. The original is lovingly guarded at the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo’s David

At the bottom of the façade of Palazzo Vecchio, on the right of the entrance and behind the monumental blockade of Baccio Bandinelli, “Ercole abbatte Caco”, you can observe a curious graffiti representing a man’s face that Florentines are usually called the ‘Importuno’ (the importunate). Do not worry, it is not the usual witness to the passage of a modern turist, who despises the monuments. According to an old tradition, this profile was by the hand of a famous artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti.

L'importuno on Palazzo Vecchio's facade

L’importuno on Palazzo Vecchio’s facade

It is said that Michelangelo while crossing Piazza della Signoria was often stopped by an unpleasant acquaintance who annoyed him with long and useless chats. Once, Michelangelo, unable to get rid of this tedious interlocutor, leaned back to the wall of the palace, and, continuing to listen and observe it, snatched the hammer and the chisel, and behind his back traced in the fist the profile of the ‘importuno’, from which the graffito got the name. Another legend instead would like Michelangelo to run it with his hands behind his back for not to be seen, while in the square passed a condemned to death. The faced portrait would be that of the condemned.

L'importuno

L’importuno

‘L’importuno’ is just one of the many graffiti and inscriptions still visible in the city and realized by common people, albeit with some artistic ability. Around Florence, in many places, there are written even dating back to 1200 d. C. criticizing the government, insulting rivals in love or just signing of illustrious strangers, who somehow wanted to pass on to history. Today as yesterday, writing on the walls is a common thing!

If, however, someone still had this irresistible temptation to do so in Florence, he must know that the authorities are very strict, the art works and the buildings guarded by web cam and there are very expensive fines! Keep attention!

For your travel in Florence, www.tuscanfeeling.com suggests you a fine selection of apartments to rent.

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment