The Splendor of Florence Festival brings the glory of the Renaissance city to Americans by turning a US city into the historic center of Florence. We recreate typical artisan shops, exhibit paintings from the Uffizi Gallery, stage continuous musical events and turn local restaurants into typical trattorias with famous visiting chefs. A visit to the SOF Festival is like taking a trip to Florence! Click here to see a video of the three Festivals.
"SOF Festival in NYC"
SOF in NYC took place in multiple locations in and around the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. There were artisans and operas in the Winter Garden, Uffizi paintings in Federal Hall, academic lectures and concerts at Pace University and Stuyvesant Hight School.
"SOF in Philadelphia"
Philadelphia is Florence’s oldest sister city. SOF turned Dilworth Plaza into a Florentine piazza with artisan’s shops, a photo exhibit in all subway entrances, a magnificent tented trattoria, Uffizi paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and concerts, lectures and films presented inside City Hall.
"SOF in Providence"
The SOF Exhibit debut in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University was a major sponsor and carriage houses were converted into artisan shops, Uffizi paintings hung at Brown’s Bell Gallery, Gucci sponsored an opera at Providence Performing Arts, and a 19th century bank became a Tuscan trattoria.