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Florence lights up with the 2016 F-light festival

The F-Light festival is back in Florence, bringing lights and fun. From December 8 to January 8, light installations and events will make some of the main sites and monuments of the city (even) more fascinating and beautiful! Light games, videomapping, light installations and projections, guided tours and educational activities, all inspired by: life on earth, light in art and time in the universe; everything will be told through the light. These are the places chosen for the 2016 edition of the F-Light festival: F-light festival in Florence

1- Christmas trees lighting

Palazzo Vecchio - December 8, 5 pm - Piazza Duomo, December 8, 6 pm The mayor of Florence inaugurates F-Light by lighting up the Christmas trees in Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza Duomo.F-light festival in Florence

2- Lightness

December 8 - January 8, 5.30 pm - 12 am - Ponte Vecchio Ponte Vecchio offers its surface to host an incredible video mapping project dedicated to the meaning and representation of light concept in arts through canvas, metals, jewels and glass windows by artists such as Taddeo Gaddi, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Giacomo Balla, Emile Nolde, Andy Warhol and Dan Flavin. F-light festival in Florence

3- Focus

December 8 - January 8, 5.30pm - 10.30am, Piazzale Michelangelo - Biblioteca Nazionale During the flood days in 1966, the electrical system was out of service, and big streetlights were switched on in Piazzale Michelangelo to allow the rescue of the Biblioteca Nazionale goods. 50 years later in memory of what happened in the autumn of 1966, a big spotlight illuminate the facade of the Biblioteca Nazionale from Piazzale Michelangelo. F-light festival in Florence

4- Dimora luminosa

December 8 - January 8, 5.30 pm - 12 am, Piazza Santo Spirito A video mapping project beams the facade of the basilica. It includes videos focused on the concept of the river - especially the Arno river 50 years after the flood.

5- White stone

December 8 - January 8, 7 pm - 11 pm , Piazza Santa Croce The stones and marbles of the Santa Croce basilica facade will be lighted up by the"Tunable White", a lighting system that allows managing the chromatic output playing with the shades of white, warm-cold-on-off.

6- Il Fanciullino

December 8 - January 8, 8 pm - 12 am, Loggia del Porcellino The flooring of the popular loggia del Porcellino includes a multimedia project developed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio, Stefano Fomasi and Sergio Risaliti.

7- Tutto scorre. Firenze dall'alluvione alla città del futuro

December 8 - January 8, 5.30 pm - 12 am, Lungarno Acciaiuoli Images of the documentary film that Beppe Fantacci shot during the flood days in 1966 and the cartoon "Replicate, Firenze più facile" dedicated to smart cities are projected on the Lungarno Acciaiuoli facades. F-light festival in Florence

8- Monuments lighting

December 8 - January 8, from 5.30 pm, Loggia dei Lanzi, Fontana del Nettuno, Torre San Niccolò, Torre della Zecca Some of most important monuments of the city are lighted up with warm and bright lights.

9- Sala d'Arme

December 9-21, Palazzo Vecchio December 9 - 14, 11 am–7 pm: Portray light. December 15, 5.30 pm: Art on a dierent spotlight, conference by Opificio delle Pietre Dure. December 16 - 21, 11 am–7 pm: Art photographers.

10- Colonna senza fine

Sunday/Thursday 6 pm-10.30 pm Friday/Saturday 5.30 pm-12 am, Forte Belvedere At Forte Belvedere «Ramses II» beam across the night. It is the most powerful movable lighting device of the world, a tree of life, a never-ending lighting column, a lighting elevator that connects the earth to the sky as the Jacob’s ladder. Or it is simply a Christmas tree hundreds-meter high.

11- Metamorfosi

December 8 - January 8, from 5.30 pm, Porta Romana Porta Romana is magical: some special lights transform the Oltrarno area in a scenography in continuous evolution.

12- Christmas@LaRinascente

November 26 - January 8, 10 am- 1 pm, Piazza della Repubblica La Rinascente is covered up with a led and strobe lights falls.

13- Loggia del Pesce lightning

December 12, 6 pm, Piazza dei Ciompi Inauguration of the new permanent light system project. F-light festival in Florence

14- Under the flashlight. Journeys, visits and workshops

Museo Stefano Bardini, Museo Novecento and Museo di Palazzo Vecchio [Photo credits: Mauro Sani] More info:  www.flightfirenze.it Original post by Leila Firusbakht