This museum was the first national institution dedicated exclusively to exhibiting photography. It keeps around 350,000 ... More
Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia
This museum was the first national institution dedicated exclusively to exhibiting photography. It keeps around 350,000 vintage prints, including those printed with albumen, bromide, on salted paper, calotypes, ambertypes and stereoscope. It unites the collections of Malandrini, Palazzoni, Zannier, Gabba and holds copies of the signatures of the greatest photographers of the 19th century including Alinari, Primoli, Peretti Griva and foreigners like MacPherson, Fenton and Von Gloeden. There are also many cameras, lenses and other objects from the history of photography including an impressive collection of both foreign and Italian photographic albums. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions, normally in collaboration with the Alinari archives.
This 17th century villa stands on the Imperial Hill, so called because of its connections with the imperial D'Asburgo family
through the Grand Duchess Maria Magdalena, wife of Cosimo II de' Medici and sister of the Emperor Ferdinand II. ...
The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he
planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the ...
Museo Nazionale della Montagna Duca degli Abruzzi was founded in 1874 and houses a vast documentation on different aspects linked
to mountains such as the climate, its nature, the traditions surrounding them and various alpine practices. In addition, the ...
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