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Author: Vittoria Brancato
Photographer: Massimo Borchi
Translator: Richard Sadleir

Segreti e storie curiose - The ultimate guide with untold stories and secrets of florence

Paolo Uccello, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, Beato Angelico, Cellini, Giotto, Masaccio ... this is Florence.
A Florence and a Florentine that the images and anecdotes told in this book make it close to anyone ...

Four colors, green red blue white, for four quarters. A symbol, the Lily, red. The viola - of ancient memory - for those who have faith in football. The giaggiolo, in its variety of Iris Fiorentina, delicately white. And then, the streaks of the Serpentino di Prato, green. And yet, Rosso Fiorentino, famous for its shade of red, and the Della Robbia, easily recognizable with their colorful terracottas dominated by the splendid blue. It seems strange but in the city of the Renaissance, where the strict gray of the pietra serena reigns, the colors are very important. Aren't you convinced? Try to isolate the colors of Botticelli's Venus, their vividness will surprise you ...

Language:Bilingua Italiano e Inglese
Format: Softcover, 14,5x22,5 cm, 240 pages
ISBN 978-88-99180-64-5


Massimo Borchi
Florentine, in the soul first of all. Born in 1962, a professional since 1987, in 1991 he founded the photo agency Atlantide Phototravel. Lately he spends his time photographing megalopolis around the world, and then always returning to his "nest". The smog and contemporary architecture alternates the Renaissance symmetry of pietra serena. The quiet Florentine tramway is very complicated from the plan.

Vittoria Brancato
She was born in Florence in 1990. She graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Siena, where she now holds a PhD in Romance Philology and studies Italian poetry of the thirteenth century. Set aside Guittone d'Arezzo, his second personality somatizes the football results of Fiorentina, which he sometimes enjoys talking on the radio. He has collaborated with the radio station CONTRORADIO of Florence.

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