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Exhibitions in Florence

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Monuments aren’t the only reason to visit Florence, there is also a great and ever-changing selection of temporary exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums, and galleries.

Of course, Florence isn't the only place in Tuscany that features interesting exhibits of art, archeology, and design! Check out Pistoia, Siena, Empoli, Lucca, Pisa and more. Check our calendar for exhibits throughout Tuscany for 2018 that you won't want to miss while touring the region.

Combine the fabulous art of Florence with a program of events and activities that will help introduce you to this wonderful city, click the month below to stay updated on the latest news.


Below are the highlights of some of the exciting shows available to the public in Florence, be sure to include at least one in your itinerary!

Palazzo Strozzi | MARINA ABRAMOVIC’

The World of Contemporary Art

MARINA ABRAMOVIC’: Palazzo Strozzi

When: September 21, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Address: Piazza Strozzi

For more info Website

The event is a unique retrospective bringing together more than a hundred works, providing a comprehensive survey of her most famous creations, from a career ranging from the 1970s to the 2000s, including videos, photographs, paintings, objects, installations, and live recreations of her most famous performances by a group of performers specially chosen and trained for this show.

Marina Abramović, one of the most famous and controversial figures in contemporary art, whose works have revolutionized the idea of performance, testing her body and expressive potential to the limit.


The Art of the Banquet

Conviti e Banchetti ::

When: October 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Address: Via Federigo Stibbert, 26 50134 Firenze

For more info Website

The exhibition aims to illustrate the art of decorating the table, from the Renaissance up to the nineteenth century through lively reconstructions of the equipment of the past. The banquet is indeed a phenomenon social and cultural that over the centuries has played an important role in the evolution of taste and of styles. the best architects and artists were called to set up celebrations of particular moments happy, like victories, marriages, or special occasions and still today representations survive paintings of some of the most sumptuous banquets in history.

Bargello Museum | ISLAM E FIRENZE

Art from the Medici to the 19th century

Islam e Firenze at Bargello ::

(EXTENDED SHOWING) When: November 4, 2018

Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Florence

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It is a sumptuous review of Islamic art, including artisan work, carpets and many other intriguing pieces, curated by Giovanni Curatola, organized by the Uffizi and the Bargello National Museum with important international loans and also significant works from other institutions of the Florentine territory (Stibbert Museum, Central National Library of Florence, Bardini Museum and the Medici Villa of Cerreto Guidi).


From Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Codex ::

When: October 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Address: Uffizi Gallery

For more info Website

This exhibition kicks off the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death! For the first time in 20 years, the Leonardo Codex will be on display in Italy.


the porcelain roads between Vienna & Florence


When: November 13 - March 10, 2019

Address: Sala del Fiorino

Featuring the elegant beauty of Ginori porcelain, paintings, sculptures, waxes, ivories, crystals and tapestries from Florence and Vienna.

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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