Welcome to Mario’s 3 Star Hotel in the Renaissance city of Firenze. With a cosy and friendly atmosphere and a great central location, Mario’s is a family run Guest House style hotel which offers comfort and service with a smile to guests from all over the world. Blending the old world charm of Florence in the fixtures and fittings of a 17th century building with the modern luxuries and comforts expected by today’s traveller, The Florentine hotel owners Leonardo and his brothers like to personally afford each and every guest that personal touch and leave you with happy memories of a pleasant and fruitful stay in Florence.

giovedì 2 dicembre 2010

Damien Hirst and "For the love of God" in Florence

Damien Hirst, the world’s most famous living artist, he has exhibited widely and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 for ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’.
Hirst’s work can be found in several important collections worldwide, including Tate, London, UK; British Council, UK; MoMA, New York, USA.Right in Florence  will play host to the most expensive piece of art made by a living artist. The diamond encrusted human skull will go on display at the historic Palazzo Vecchio.  For the next 5 months, he will be on display in a medieval setting in the splendor of the town hall the Palazzo, not far from Hotel Mario's ( via Faenza 89, 50123, Florence ), a very warming place where stay during your days in the city of Florence.The diamond skull remains - it seems - the most expensive single work of art by a living artist. We first saw it in London, back in the summer of 2007. The asking price then was 80 million dollars. In the absence of a buyer, it is now jointly owned by Hirst, his gallery, and an anonymous group of investors. A ticket to see the skull, which also includes entry to the study of Francesco I de’ Medici and the palace museum, costs €10.
 Another very good reason to come in Florence, to see Uffizi, Accademia, Medici Chapels and many other masterpieces, including now FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. We are waiting for you at Hotel Mario's, close to the train station and to the Duomo: an art Hotel, for art lovers...

Hotel Mario's

via Faenza 89,
Florence ( Italy )
tel: +39055216801   fax : +39055212039

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