Tag: museums

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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Merry Christmas from the Duomo of Florence

December 20, 2016

Visit the monuments around the Duomo in Florence at reduced rates this whole Winter If you’re in Florence this winter, take advantage of this special deal: the Grande Museo del Duomo has launched for the first time ever a special deal for tickets purchased ONLINE for visits between December 21, 2016 and March 21, 2017…

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Contemporary Art in Florence this December

December 1, 2016

If you’re looking for a bit of contemporary art in Florence during your visit this December, look no further than the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Novecento! The city of Florence is an open air museum and most of the art and masterpieces date back centuries. But in an attempt to ever be…

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10 Most Loved Places in Florence By the Readers of Visit Florence

November 3, 2016

What museums or monuments, large or small, do you love the best in Florence? In recent weeks, we asked this question to VisitFlorence readers on our Facebook fanpage and many have expressed their preferences, including iconic places and even some lesser known attractions. Thank you all for the great feedback! Among the many responses and…

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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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Explore the new Botticelli rooms at the Uffizi

October 20, 2016

The latest rooms to be reopened at the Uffizi Gallery this past week are the Botticelli rooms and rooms dedicated to the Early Renaissance – and we are super excited to see the changes! First, as you might all already know, the Uffizi Gallery is the most visited museum in all of Italy and it…

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Explore the Bargello and Medici Chapels

October 13, 2016

This October, you can continue to enjoy the special guided visits offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bargello and Medici Chapels. The itineraries focus on unusual aspects or lesser-known works within the two museum’s collections. These visits are perfect not just for adults, but for families with kids as well.

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Ardengo Soffici at the Uffizi Gallery

October 10, 2016

Discoveries and Massacres: Ardengo Soffici and the Avant-Gardes in Florences Uffizi Gallery, September 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Most people will never have heard of Ardengo Soffici unless you’re in the art world in one way or another. Soffici was a Tuscan painter and intellectual from the early 20th century. He was an art…

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European Heritage Days September 24 & 25

September 21, 2016

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the citizens of Europe.  Held in September each year, EHDs events – often called Heritage Open Days – take place in the 50 countries party to the European Cultural Convention; this year, the days fall this weekend, Sept 24-25. During this…

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A New Free Itinerary at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

August 12, 2016

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence has just inaugurated a new itinerary which winds its way through the fragrant orange trees found within its walls. It is a only short path but it will allow everyone free access to admire Michelozzo’s courtyard (also known as the Courtyard of the Columns) and the gardens in the palace….

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