An Etruscan Jewelry Exhibit is coming to Oklahoma in 2004.
Great Etruscan exhibit at Villa Giulia National Museum
Vatican has an Etruscan museum, also jewelry and St. Peter’s
In Campo de Fiori on Sunday is a Flea Market that may have some old
David Renka is an artist in Rome that does coins and medals.
Jewelry school in Rome
Alternatives, a contemporary jewelry gallery in the Spanish Steps
and Pantheon area. http://www.alternatives.it/
Traveling between Rome and Florence stop in Arezzo. Fioa is Italy’s
jewelry business and factory equipment supplier.
Largest gold jewelry factory in Italy. (maybe the world) Uno-A-Erre
Many smaller jewelery factories and artists in Arezzo. Some listed
If you are in Arezzo first weekend of the month there is a huge
antique fair that fills the streets of most of the old part of the
city center. http://www.site.yahoo.com/santandrea/arezzo.html
Good riboletta, ravoli tartufo and rabbit at Trattoria il Saraceno.
Etruscan work at the Archaeological Museum Ponte Vecchio, full of
jewelry shops Pitti Palace has a silver museum along with other art
Further down the street from the Ponte Vecchio past the Pitti Palace
is, MUSEO ZOOLOGICO “LA SPECOLA” with incredible anatomical wax work:
Across the street from the Pitti may still be a small museum/gallery
that a couple years ago was a Salavador Dali exhibit with some of his
bronzes. Strozzi Palace sometimes has jewelry exhibitions. Check out
their bookstore for catalogs of their past exhibitions. Science museum
has great old science tools and Galileo’s middle finger reliquary.
Possibly a comment to what the church did to him?
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo has Ghiberti’s Baptismal Doors,
Donatello’s Magdelen (wood), much more. Climb up into Brunelleschi’s
dome of Florence Cathedral. Worth it, take water. National Museum of
the Bargello has Cellini, Donatello, Ghiberti sculpture and low
relief work. Check the door, gate and lock Ironwork details. Some
chasing/repousse on second floor.
Schools with contacts that may be able to give you current galleries
people working in Florence: http://www.alchimia.it/
HAVE FUN and eat lots of gelato.