Every corner of the City of the Giglio can be transformed into a wonderful journey.
Strolling among the structured paths of the Boboli Gardens, the Tindaro Screpolato, the colossal face of the Polish-born sculptor Igor Mitoraj, is bound to catch your eye. While enjoying the spring blooms of the Rose Garden next to Piazzale Michelangelo, you can admire the works of Jean-Michel Folon who made the park a veritable window on art. In front of Porta Romana (the one located further south) in the middle of the roundabout stands the mammoth Dietrofront sculpture by the Piedmontese artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. In southern Florence, two and a half hectares of greenery lapped by the Arno host the Enzo Pazzagli Art Park, an area with over 250 works where you can also relax with a picnic.
Sometimes the walls of modern buildings are transformed from an architectural element into a canvas, making Florence an open-air exhibition space for street art works such as the large mural dedicated to Gramsci by Jorit in the Isolotto area. The same artist also created the face of Nelson Mandela in Piazza Leopoldo. Street art can be found in the streets of the city with works by Exit Enter and Blub, and even road signs are rendered into ironic contemporary art paintings with the sticker art by the eclectic Clet Abraham.
Florence is a treasure trove of contemporary artworks to be appreciated while surrounded by centuries-old walls, strolling through the streets and magnificent stately buildings in an urban journey to discover the artistic beauty that represents our era and that of the more recent past.