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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What's On in Florence

Italy's ANSA news agency reports the following exhibitions are taking place in Florence:

Palazzo Pitti: Mythologica et Erotica (Mythology and Eroticism) at the Museo degli Argenti (SilverMuseum) until May 15, 2006. The show features 213 works fromItalian and foreign museums. The range of works on display isremarkably wide with paintings, murals, sculptures, ceramics,prints, jewellery, coins and various other precious items -all depicting erotic stories from ancient mythology.

Archivio di Stato: Leonardo da Vinci: The True Image; the life of Leonardo is recounted in a series of documentsand letters collected for the first time in this new show.One of the highlights is the only record of his birth onApril 15, 1452; until January 28.

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo): Arnolfo, The Origins of the Florentine Renaissance, 100 works charting the career of great architect Arnolfo di Cambio and his influence; until April 21.

For more information on Florence, see Dream of Italy's Special Report: Florence, published in June 2005.

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