The Carnasciale games, Firenze.

The idea of setting up this event came thinking back to the tradition of Calcio Fiorentino, its protagonists, gentlemen dressed in gaudy liveries, and the time of year historically preferred by the Florentines to practice it. The objective is to revisit Carnascialeschi Games that were held in Florence in the late Middle Ages and early…

The bursting of the cart.

This famous Florentine ceremony dates back to the distant times of the First Crusade, launched to free the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels. On Easter Sunday morning, accompanied by a processione of 150 costumend soldiers, musicians and flag-trowers of Florentine Calcio Storico, the Easter carriage piled with fireworks, affectionately nicknamed the Brindellone…

“The park-museums of contemporary sculpture”, introduction by Omar Calabrese

Introduction by Prof.Omar Calabrese to the book: ” The park-museums of contemporary sculpture“, by A. Massa (an extract from her sold-out book) “…… Antonella Massa has achieved an original and thorough investigation on some of these more or less ancient parks, and she allows us to relive their paths, their history, their projects and effects…

“From the gardens of wonders to the gardens of contemporary sculpture”, a conference with Antonella Massa 01/03/2012

Every year, the Centro Guide tourism office, ( with the support of the Florence Ente Casse di Risparmio), organizes a series of conferences during the period which goes from December 2011 to March 2012. The common theme of this cycle is the history of the Florence and Tuscany gardens, from the Middle Ages to the…