A novelty for Officina - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, which has opened a new boutique in the Hotel Savoy (Rocco Forte Hotels) in Piazza della Repubblica in Florence. The creation of the Officina, considered one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, dates back to 1221, when Dominican monks arrived in Florence and built their convent just outside the city, and soon began to study and test the properties of medicinal herbs grown in the gardens adjacent to the convent. Synonymous with Italianity throughout the world, the Officina Profumo - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is distinguished by the processing of natural raw materials with artisanal methods still carried out today following the same original formulas. One of the most iconic, bestselling products available at the Savoy will be “The Queen’s Water,” a precious fragrance created for Caterina de' Medici in the early 16th century.
On May 27, 1923, the Salsomaggiore spa complex, designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated by Galileo Chini, whose 150th birth anniversary falls on this day, was inaugurated. It is a grandiose work that reconciles memories of art nouveau, with suggestions of the Viennese secession, with motifs already in Deco taste and oriental enchantments. The exhibition […]
27/05/2023 - 17/09/2023EVENTS
In the evocative space of the former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, now the Cathedral of the Image, theater of Arte Immersiva, the volume Gioielli a Firenze-Jewels in Florence was presented. Fratelli Peruzzi Archive 1880-1970, edited by Bianca Cappello, published by Livorno-based Sillabe Publishing House. Patient cataloging has returned drawings, plans, notes, photos, and […]
The Venetian Glass Archive, established in 2012, which is based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was recently moved to the recently restored 16th-century Sala Messina, located in the Cypress Cloister next to the exhibition aera “Le Stanze del vetro,” which has been the scene of important exhibitions for years. The Glass Study Center […]
From May 13 to July 9, 2023, MIDeC International Museum of Ceramic Design, in collaboration with Triennale Milano, presents “The SCI, Italian Ceramic Society at the 1st Biennial Exhibition of International Decorative Arts in Monza, May 1923.” A celebration of an anniversary: at the prestigious venue in Laveno Mombello, in the province of Varese, the […]
13/05/2023 - 09/07/2023