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Did you know that CityJet flies direct from London City Airport to Florence, the capital of the Renaissance world? Say “good-bye” to stressed-out journeys from Pisa and say “hello” to quick and painless weekend jaunts in Italy’s most romantic city. 

Florence will never cease to attract its share of visitors. The locals are dressed to the nines and the city continues to shine in its Renaissance glory, how can it not? Whether you’re here to see David or the Duomo, make time for another contender, the newest exhibition set to open in March at the Palazzo Strozzi.

The exhibition will examine the very birth of Modern Art as we know it. Showcasing Picasso’s pre-cubist paintings, work from Joan Miró dating back between 1915-1920 and surrealist giant Dalí from the early 1920s, this show isn’t just for art students or museum snobs. Modern art in stark contrast of its surroundings, perfectly moulded by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Giotto, Botticelli and Donatello.

The three Spanish artists will each be represented by around 30 paintings, works that are rarely exhibited in mainstream catalogues and exhibitions. “Picasso, Miro, Dalí. Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity” runs from March 12, 2011 until July 17th, 2011. The Palazzo is open daily from 9:00 until 20:00, Thursdays until 23:00.

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