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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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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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Longer Summer Openings at Florence Museums with Special Events

August 3, 2016

This summer in Florence, when the temps are quite warm during the day, you can dedicate a part of your evening to culture and art! The Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello and Medici Chapels all are offering extended opening times on different days of the week to offer a chance to visit these popular museums outside of…

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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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Florence is ready for the world premiere of the “Inferno” movie

October 5, 2016

Fans of Professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of the hit saga conceived by Dan Brown, certainly know that Florence is the stage for his latest book turned film: Inferno. The very same film which is about to make its world premiere here in Florence! Florence is the gracious host during the worldwide launch of the…

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A Michelangelo Week: July 14-21

July 13, 2016

“A Michelangeleque Week” is starting tomorrow, July 14 through July 21, which coincides with the anniversary of his funeral in San Lorenzo on the 14th of July 1564. The Settimana Michelangiolesca is an annual, multidisciplinary cultural festival, now in its 3rd edition, that is centered around the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Painter, sculptor,…

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