Art never goes on holiday in Tuscany: from photography to sculpture, here are the summer exhibitions not to be missed, for those who want a break from the beach or don’t know how to turn around a rainy day. In PISA, the fallen angels of Igor Mitoraj will lie at the foot of the Leaning Tower for the whole summer. The exhibition Angels includes about a hundred works - monumental works, bronzes, iron casts, marble sculptures, plaster casts and paintings - and is hosted partly outside, in the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, and partly in a new space overlooking the square. Cortona, Lucca and San Gimignano add to their well-known charm, the opportunity to enjoy major events and exhibitions dedicated to photography. Elliott Erwitt chose the timeless little town of SAN GIMIGNANO for his retrospective Icons, which retrace his career and the main themes of this work: 42 photographs, selected by Erwitt himself, and an exclusive series of nine self-portraits. Until the end of August. Another master of the art of photography and photojournalism is the star of an exhibition in LUCCA at the Center of Contemporary Art: “ROBERT CAPA – Retrospective”. The greatest war photo-reporters of the 20th century is honored with an exhibit that brings his most famous and intense photos to Tuscany. CORTONA is not content with just one show and, for the third year, the whole city becomes a stage for the CORTONA ON THE MOVE - PHOTOGRAPHY IN TRAVEL festival: a wide number of photo exhibitions, an international award and workshops… Until the end of September. As for FLORENCE, take advantage of the summer months to enjoy a few places that are open only during this season, like the San Niccolò Tower or the Renaissance Forte Belvedere, whose terraces are currently enriched with the amazing large-scale sculptures of Giuseppe Penone. Both locations offer some of the most stunning views of Florence. Until the end of November, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the most ancient churches in town, adds to its value also the possibility of seeing three masterpieces by Donatello, one of the fathers of the Florentine Renaissance: the three prophets, carved between 1415 and 1436, and now on show for the first time. Finally, a few tips that you should write down: - The Tuscan coast is home to many small museums and places of cultural interest. Like these or these. - In Lucca, every Friday at noon, until the end of September, visitors to the Puccini House-Museum are offered a free guided tour in English. - And… from July 1, every first Sunday of every month, the state museums and archaeological sites will be free for everyone: it’s “Sunday at the museum”!
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