Wonderful exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence: The Thirties, the Arts in Italy beyond Fascism

As the exhibition’s organizers state it, Italy in the 1930s was the scene of an extremely vigorous artistic battle in which every style from classicism to Futurism, from expressionism to abstract art, and from monumental art to decorative painting for the bourgeois home was involved.

The situation was further complicated by the arrival on the scene of design and mass communication—posters, radio, the cinema and the first illustrated magazine—which stole numerous ideas from the “fine” arts and transmitted them to a broader audience. It was this complex and lively workshop, open to the international scene that introduced the concept of modernity to Italy.

Masterpieces of over forty leading artists of the period are exhibited in Palazzo Strozzi, including Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Achille Funi, Carlo Carrà, Corrado Cagli, Arturo Nathan, Achille Lega, Ottone Rosai, Ardengo Soffici, Giorgio Morandi, Ram, Thayaht, Antonio Donghi, Marino Marini, Renato Guttuso,Ivanhoe Gambini, Carlo Levi, Filippo de Pisis, Scipione, Antonio Maraini and Lucio Fontana. They tell the story of a crucial era characterized by an extremely vibrant and innovative arts scene. The 1930s also witnessed the increasing mass production of household objects, which led to dramatic changes in people’s lifestyle, allowing ordinary families to live out a dream of modernity surrounded by designer objects, a practice that continues to this day. It was the era that defined what we might call “the Italian path to modernity” in architecture, design, painting and sculpture.

The Thirties. The Arts in Italy beyond Fascism provides also opportunity for interactive activities. Children are not forgotten as they can get audio guides specially made for them (also in English), as well as a suitcase to visit the exhibit in family in a joyful way!
Don’t miss the opportunity of Villa le Barone All Saints holiday‘s offer, “Art, scenery and wines”, to take the last break before winter.

A hotel with swimming pool in Chianti

If you are looking for a relaxing stay in a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti, Villa Le Barone is what you are looking for! This 4 star luxury hotel with swimming pool in Chianti is located in Panzano in Chianti, next to Radda and Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany. Relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday at Villa Le Barone! You will be welcome you with all you need for a perfect stay in Chianti.

The comfort of a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany

To book a stay at a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti means to have the opportunity to relax, do sport, enjoy a comfortable unique holiday in the heart of Tuscany. Panzano in Chianti, , is the perfect location for a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti, as it is a quiet place surrounded by nature and countryside. Enjoy the comfort to stay in a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti. You can swim and relax while enjoying your stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Chianti.

Nature and local food for a wonderful stay in a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti

Villa Le Barone is not only a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti. It is also the best luxury hotel where to stay to enjoy the surrounding nature as well as the renowned local cuisine and wine. Chianti wine is famous everywhere in the world, and you will have the opportunity to see the vineyards of Chianti. Villa Le Barone is a hotel with swimming pool in Chianti, the best place where to enjoy nature and culture in the Chianti area.

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Photo contest at hotel Villa le Barone

Anyone staying at Villa Le Barone, a four-star boutique hotel in Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany,

has the opportunity to participate in a photo contest just by sending his/her pictures taken during vacation.

Villa Le Barone, a member of “Historic Hotels of Europe”, is located near Greve, between Florence and Siena, in the wonderful and famous Chianti region.

It is an ideal place for photography lovers who have the opportunity of photographing beautiful landscapes, flowers, plants, birds, as well as capturing  the colorful typical local markets or details of Tuscan medieval and Renaissance architecture.

The 2011 photo contest, the third edition organized by hotel the Villa Barone, is open to all who stay there until October 31, 2011.

The deadline for submitting photographs and entering the photo contest is December 31, 2011.

Ten prizes will reward the winners selected by a panel of photographic experts. First prize is a two-day stay for two at Villa Le Barone to be enjoyed between Easter and October 31, 2012, second prize is a one-day stay in the same period. Chianti bottles are also to be won. If you have never stayed at the Villa Barone, book now this historic four-star hotel in Chianti!

If you love photography, spend a weekend or longer vacations at Villa Le Barone, and enter the photo contest!

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