Art, Tuscany… and New Year’s resolutions!

2016 is coming! As usual, as the end of the year approaches, here are our 5 “artistic” New Year’s resolutions and suggestions for the next twelve months. (Here are our resolutions for 2014 and 2015… there's still time to fulfill them!) 1 – Look for forgiveness! You have until November 20, 2016 to cross through a Holy Door and reap all of the spiritual benefits usually granted only in the Roman churches during the Holy Years! 2016 is the year of the Jubilee of Mercy, an extraordinary event during which you can receive a plenary indulgence. The Jubilee will be celebrated in Rome, but the spiritual benefits will be granted in all the dioceses. Here are the churches and sanctuaries designated as jubilee churches in Tuscany (with a map and an infographic).
[Photo Credits: Alex Berger]
[Photo Credits: Alex Berger]
2 - Get dazzled by beauty! On October 2015, Florence saw the inauguration of the renovated Opera del Duomo Museum. 750 artworks (the highest concentration of monumental Florentine sculptures in the world), 3 floors, 25 rooms, an impressive modern and spectacular set-up. The breathtaking Hall of the Ancient Facade (Hall of Paradise), with a life-size reconstruction of the old façade of the Duomo, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
[Photo Credits: Antonio Quattrone - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo]
[Photo Credits: Antonio Quattrone - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo]
3 – Be alternative! Discover Tuscany through an alternative itinerary, like the ones following in the footsteps of a specific artist, through his significant places and artworks. Here we outline a route through the land of Piero della Francesca - one of the leading exponents of the early Renaissance – and another one through the masterpieces of the Della Robbia - one of the most important families of sculptors and artists in Tuscany, associated with the colorful tiles technique.
Piero della Francesca, Doppio ritratto dei Duchi di Urbino
Piero della Francesca, Doppio ritratto dei Duchi di Urbino
4 – Be curious! Find out what Tuscany has to offer besides the Renaissance and add a little bit of contemporary art to your holidays: museums, large-scale outdoor installations, sculpture parks, photography exhibitions, street art, and so on. Here’s a quick guide and a few tips.
[Photo Credits: AleBonvini]
[Photo Credits: AleBonvini]
5 – Have fun (and learn)! From A to Z, from Archaeology to Zero, the Alphabet of Tuscany Art is full of surprises and suggestions.
[Photo credits: Flavia Cori - Social Media Team Tuscany]
[Photo credits: Flavia Cori - Social Media Team Tuscany]
To tell you the truth, there are a total of six resolutions, because the main one is, of course, to come and visit Tuscany! Whether you visit in summer or winter, it doesn’t matter, because over here you’ll always find something interesting and amusing to do for you and for your family. And if you don’t believe us… Here you can download our two free eBooks: - TOP 10 FUN THINGS UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN. - TOP 10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN TUSCANY IN WINTER.