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10 Most Beautiful Photos from VisitFlorence’s Instagram in 2016

December 29, 2016

Everyday our  Visit_Florence su Instagram gallery gathers more and more new splendid images of Florence. A big heartfelt shout out to all those who have been sharing and using our official hashtag #visitflorence (that would be more than 62 thousand people!) We appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. We dedicate these top 10 photos from 2016 to you:…

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Vasari Corridor: just a sweet memory… at least until 2018

The Vasari Corridor, the famous walkway that unites the Uffizi Gallery with Palazzo Pitti, has been closed to the public since November 30th. The elevated passage was built by Giorgio Vasari, a celebrated architect , for the wedding of Francesco I de’ Medici to Giovanna d’ Austria in 1565. The corridor was the special method…

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Our Top Articles on Florence this 2016

December 28, 2016

We’re about to start 2017 so it comes naturally to look over the past year and see what has been done and accomplished as well as set new goals for the new year. So before moving forward, we look back at this past year happy and satisfied for all that we have accomplished (including the…

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Florence

December 23, 2016

This is a short preview into the main concerts being hosted in the city of Florence this December 31st as the city awaits 2017. — main concert – (Italian pop star) – starting at 9.45pm (cover bands) Marco Mengoni @ Piazzale Michelangelo (after midnight) — classical concert – Symphonic Orchestra from Sichuan – starting at…

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Saving Italy’s Cultural Heritage

December 26, 2016

Celebrate the holidays and new year at the Uffizi with a visit to a unique exhibit in the brand new temporary exhibition spaces open just this last Monday. Have you ever considered how art has been used to celebrate power? Or as an object of conquest? From Napoleon to Hitler and right up to the…

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Florence

December 23, 2016

This is a short preview into the main concerts being hosted in the city of Florence this December 31st as the city awaits 2017. — main concert – (Italian pop star) – starting at 9.45pm (cover bands) Marco Mengoni @ Piazzale Michelangelo (after midnight) — classical concert – Symphonic Orchestra from Sichuan – starting at…

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Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi

November 1, 2016

Ai Weiwei: Libero (Free) Palazzo Strozzi, September 23, 2016 – January 22, 2017 This is Italy’s first major retrospective exhibit dedicated to one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei. Showcasing both old and new works, the exhibit includes monumental installations (just head to the outside of Palazzo Strozzi to see…

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Remembering the Flood of 1966

October 27, 2016

The entire region of Tuscany is celebrating the 50th anniversary this year of the last terrible flood that hit Florence on the night between November 3 and 4, 1966 and devastated the city, from centuries-old homes and palazzi to masterpieces of artwork. Special exhibitions to commemorate the anniversary as well as conferences, processions, tours and…

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