If you have passion for art, if you like green spaces and if you want to know something more about the Naturalism in Tuscany, this is the event for you!


“Fattori e il naturalismo in Toscana” is a big exhibition, cured by Francesca Dini.

It has been organized from 19th of March and it will continue thought all 2008; it’s just one of the many events organized to celebrate Giovanni Fattori, who belongs to the most important painters of Risorgimento.

This frameworks exhibition propose 35 operas: 11 from Giovanni Fattori between these: “Horse branding in Maremma” and “Viale Principe Amedeo”; the others operas are made by Niccolò Cannicci, Eugenio Lecconi, Egisto Ferroni, Francesco Gioli, Luigi Gioli,  Guglielmo Micheli,  Ruggero Panerai,  Ruggero Sorbi,  Adolfo Tommasi e Angiolo Tommasi.

It’s supported by “Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze” with “Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico” and “Galleria d’arte Moderna”.


Giovanni Fattori is considerate one of the most famous painter of the group known as the Macchiaioli.

He was born in Livorno in 1825 and he decided to move in Florence for studying arts. As others painters, he changed, during the time, the subject of his painting, passing from military and historical subjects to landscapes with figures and rural subjects.


Villa Bardini is situated next to Forte Belvedere in the top of Costa San Giorgio. It was build in 1641 by Silvani Gerardo and the name derives from its panoramic position.

The garden is composed from 3 different placet:  there is a large terraced, an English wood to the west and an agricultural area to the east.  The Villa, as well, has a different functions: in the upper floor there is the Roberto Capucci Fondation and a museum deducated to Pietro Arrigoni; the ground floor is dedicate for exhibitions and meetings.



- every day from 09.00 am to 07.00 p.m.

- Closed on the fist and last Monday of the month


- Full: 6,00 euro

- Reduced : 5,00 euro or 4.00 euro

For more information about the program, tickets and location you can visit the official site www.giovannifattori.it

or call the following number:

0039 055 2638599

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