A long, tree-lined avenue, an unexpected gift in the middle of the city, leads to a green door, the door to Lostudioesse™.
The Studio, Silvia Tozzi's brainchild, is not far from Florence's historic centre, in the artists' district, on the top floor of a building typical of the early twentieth century.
The large windows let in the light for artists painting until the late afternoon. The views, which open onto small urban gardens, charming as much as they are unexpected, give an atmosphere to the surroundings that is full of light and warmth.
The gate that separates us from the entrance in via della Robbia is like a divide, a way to detachment from what we have left behind us, and prepares us to plunge into a new dimension.
From the garden, looking up, we catch sight of the back-lit logo LOSTUDIOESSE, the work of the artist Michele Chiossi (2013). Climbing the stairs, awaiting us on the landing, is the mocking and imposing sculpture by the Cracking Art Group (2010), The Blue Guardian, which has become one of the symbols of Lostudioesse.
All-round beauty is a conscious choice; it creates the necessary harmony to work on ourselves.