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Author: Vittoria Brancato
I photograph: Massimo Borchi
Translator: Richard Sadleir

Tongue: Bilingual Italian and English
Format: Softcover, 14.5x22.5 cm, 240 pages
ISBN 978-88-99180-64-5

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 nature that the images and anecdotes told in this book bring close to anyone ...

Four colors, green red blue white, for four districts. A symbol, the lily, red. Purple - of ancient memory - for those with footballing faith. Iris, in its variety of Iris Fiorentina, delicately white. And then, the green streaks of the Serpentine of Prato. And again, Rosso Fiorentino, famous for its shades of red, and the Della Robbia, easily recognizable with their colorful terracotta dominated by the splendid blue. It seems strange but in the city of the Renaissance, where the rigorous gray of the pietra serena reigns, the colors are very important. Not convinced? Try to isolate the colors of Botticelli's Venus, their vividness will surprise you ...



Massimo Borchi
Fiorentino, first of all in the soul. Born in 1962, professional since 1987, in 1991 he founded the photographic agency Atlantide Phototravel. Lately he spends his time photographing megacities around the world, only to return to his "nest". The Renaissance symmetry of pietra serena alternates with smog and contemporary architecture. To the subways with a very complicated layout, the quiet Florentine tramway.

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 thirteenth-century Italian poetry. With Guittone d'Arezzo aside, his second personality somatises Fiorentina's football results, which he sometimes enjoys talking about on the radio. He collaborated with the radio station CONTRORADIO of Florence.