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LIVE: The Restoration of Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza della Signoria

May 2, 2017

Last February, the restoration on the Fontana del Nettuno or Neptune’s Fountain located in Piazza della Signoria finally began. The large fountain, noted both for its majestic architecture and for its position, is an interesting site to behold for tourists. We can only imagine, the disappointment one feels when they see the metallic cage that…

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Leonardo’s “Adoration of the Magi” Returns to the Uffizi

March 22, 2017

After 6 years of restoration at the world-famous workshop Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi is making its return to the Uffizi Gallery next week! This is the perfect occasion to showcase the master’s work, the largest painting by Leonardo in existence, and the particulars that were discovered during restoration…

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Celebrating Women on March 8th

March 7, 2017

Many museums in Florence will be celebrating Women’s International Day on March 8th by giving all women free entry to visit their marvelous collections! This will include the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Medici Chapels, the Bargello National Museum and Palazzo Davanzati as far as the state museums go, while all city museums will…

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Restoration of Plautilla Nelli: TheFirstLast in Florence Tuscany

Plautilla Nelli: #TheFirstLast

March 4, 2017

Female Artist, from the 1500’s… Not ringing any bells? At one time, she was a household name in Florence, a powerhouse of energy and passion, and one of the principle breadwinners for her convent. Still nothing? This is what the Florence-based non-profit “Advancing Women Artists Foundation” (AWA) want you to help them change. The restoration of Plautilla Nelli’s…

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Paying homage to the last Medici

February 16, 2017

This Saturday, February 18, the city of Florence celebrates the anniversary of the death of the last of the Medici, Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the Electress Palatine. On her death, Anna Maria bequeathed all of the Medici family’s artworks, jewels and more to the city of Florence – with the condition that it all…

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Florence is the perfect destination for a romantic trip

January 30, 2017

Just a few days ago on our Facebook Page VisitFlorence we invited our followers to open up their box of memories and tell us about their magical & romantic moments while in Florence with their sweetheart: Have you ever been to Florence with your sweetheart? Share your most romantic memory while in #Florence for our…

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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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