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lunedì 13 giugno, 10.00

Visita guidata da Helen Bayley (in inglese)

book Cappella (Eng) at info@festacultura.org

mercoledì 22 giugno, 10.00

Visita guidata da Mario Messineo (in Italiano)

book Cappella (Ita) at info@festacultura.org

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Cappella Tornabuoni
nella Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

il Battistero
e al Nuovo Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

mercoledì 15 giugno, 9.00     

Visita guidata da Alexandra Lawrence (in Inglese)

book Battistero (Eng) at info@festacultura.org


mercoledì 22 giugno, 17.00   

Visita guidata Emily Grassi (in Italiano), in collaborazione con Città Nascosta

book Battistero (Ita) through Città Nascosta by email to info@cittanascosta.it or calling 055 6802590

Alexandra Lawrence

Emily Grassi

Emily Grassi, consigliere, storica dell’arte e guida turistica di Firenze e provincia. Si occupa della comunicazione, del coordinamento del programma “Grand tour fiorentino” e dell’organizzazione delle attività per i clienti stranieri, in particolare anglofoni.

Fondata nel 1994, Città Nascosta è un’associazione culturale nata per promuovere la conoscenza del patrimonio artistico e storico di Firenze e della Toscana.

Le attività proposte prevedono visite guidate, itinerari ed eventi personalizzati, esperienze uniche e indimenticabili, alla scoperta dei gioielli d’arte più nascosti della città e della regione.

Storici dell’arte, architetti, botanici, restauratori, proprietari e addetti ai lavori accompagnano i visitatori, offrendo sempre una prospettiva originale e privilegiata, con un’attenzione particolare alla qualità dei contenuti e alla modalità della loro divulgazione.
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The Tornabuoni Chapel is the largest chapel in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We will focus on the frescoes of the right hand walls of the chapel, where Ghirlandaio painted the life stories of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of Florence. The biblical events are set in 15th century Florence, allowing us a glimpse of the eminent people, clothing and furnishings of that time.

We will continue to Santa Trinità to view the Sassetti Chapel, also by Ghirlandaio, with more examples of religious scenes set in Florentine life, including the Medici family.

Tour tickets are €10 per person, plus venue cost €5

Meet next to the obelisk, in front of the church

Art, history and spirit combine in this unique walk focused on Florence’s patron saint, John the Baptist. We begin at the Baptistery where we will admire exceptional 13th century mosaics that narrate the saint’s life and deeds. We will also take a moment to visit Andrea Pisano’s 1336 bronze doors as well as the Gates of Paradise, symbol of the glory of Florence.

We will then visit the re-opened November 2015 Museo dellàOpera del Duomo, which was inaugurated in 1891 to house the works of Luca della Robbia and Donatello, founded  in 1296 to oversee construction of the Cathedral and ensure its conservation and upkeep through the centuries.

We will focus on the works related to John the Baptist, in particular the original bronze doors, statues, and silver altarpiece.

After studying Italian Literature at the graduate level, Alexandra Lawrence made her permanent home in Florence where she teaches journalism, contemporary Italian culture, and travel writing courses at several local universities. A member of the council of advisors for the Advancing Women Artists Foundation, she is particularly interested in female artists and patronage in Florence and Tuscany.

In addition, Alexandra has written on several of the city’s most important restorations and has enjoyed getting to know many of the experts in the restoration field, and is a licensed professional guide for Florence.

Reservations for the OPA Italian tour can be made through Città Nascosta by email to info@cittanascosta.it or calling 055 6802590

Tour tickets are €10 per person, plus venue cost €15

Meet in piazza San Giovanni 7 davanti al Centro Arte e Cultura

Helen Bayley

Mario Messineo

Mi chiamo Mario Messineo, vivo a Firenze ma sono nato a Milano. Verso la fine degli studi sono partito per la Francia.

Dopo l’Università la mia sensibilità artistica è maturata a contatto con la pittura del Louvre dove, insieme al Museo d’Orsay, ho esercitato l’attività di copista in qualità di pittore amatore. Nella capitale francese ho avuto l’occasione di frequentare diversi studi di pittori e scultori locali per praticare dal vivo il disegno e la pittura. Oltralpe lo studio della tradizione artistica del mio paese di origine mi è stato da stimolo per approfondire lo studio del Rinascimento fiorentino, prima, e poi da richiamo improrogabile per trasferirmi nella città che al Rinascimento ha dato avvio. 

Firenze è oggi la città dove tante e lontane culture si riuniscono e si ritrovano. Di queste culture, che compongono quel miracolo di mosaico del mondo nel quale viviamo e ci spostiamo, si nutre il mio lavoro di guida turistica. A tutti i visitatori di Firenze io dedico il mio impegno. È Firenze ormai, non per nascita ma per privilegio acquisito, la città dove – e di cui – io vivo.
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Helen Bayley is originally from England, was educated in the USA, BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Indiana University and has lived in Florence for 7 years. Helen first visited Florence while on a study abroad program in Rome in 1987, returning to Italy many times over the years.  

In 1992, Helen was invited to teach on the Indiana University summer program in Florence, was a Visiting Artist/Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and attended a series of extensive summer workshops at the Florence Academy of Art.  

2016 is Helen's 5th season working as a licensed guide in Florence. Helen comes with a background as a painter and has almost 20 years of university teaching experience, teaching drawing and painting. For Helen, guiding is similar to teaching and she finds she is as passionate sharing Florence with her clients as she was teaching painting and drawing to her students. 

Helen offers, private, specialized bespoke tours, sketching tours and artisan tours in Florence and continues to be a professional artist and painter. 

Helen has exhibited her work in major cities across the USA, including, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC, and is again one of the participants in this year's Festa Culture art exhibition.
www.helenbayley.com