Easter 2019 in Florence

April 19, 2019

Wondering what to do this weekend in Florence? The weather forecast is fairly decent, with sun as well as a few showers. Perfect for spending time indoors at a museum and outdoors at a garden or simply strolling around exploring the city. Let’s not forget the big event, whether there is rain or sun: the…

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Free Museum Days at Florence’s Top Museums in 2019

March 29, 2019

At the end of February, the Ministry of Culture decided to change the policy that regards free museum days at State Museums across all of Italy, and in Florence, this includes the Uffizi Museums and the Accademia Gallery. Up until now, the first Sunday of every month was a free museum day for everyone, no…

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Verrocchio is back in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi

March 6, 2019

Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo’s Master, at Palazzo Strozzi Where: Palazzo Strozzi When: March 9-July 14, 2019, open everyday 10am-8pm, Thursdays until 11pm. Admission: €13 full, €10 reduced, €24 family ticket, €9 for Bargello ticket holders (or discount to visit the Bargello if you visit Palazzo Strozzi first) Post updated 2019-03-08 to add photos from the…

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Antony Gormley at the Uffizi Gallery

March 1, 2019

Antony Gormley – “Essere” –  at the Uffizi Gallery Where: Uffizi Gallery, ground floor in Aula Magliabechiana and 3 locations across the top floor of the museum. When: February 26 – May 26, 2019, open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:15am to 6:50pm, closed Mondays. Admission: €20 full price, €2 reduced for EU citiznes aged 18-25,…

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Free Entry during Museum Week March 5-10, 2019

Yippee for FREE visits to museums! News on dates for free entry into State museums across all of Italy Last week, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Bonisoli had announced upcoming changes to encourage cultural visits to Italy’s State Museums by offering free entry. Essentially, the changes are that free entry into State museums will increase…

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The Vasari Corridor to reopen in 2021

February 18, 2019

The Vasari Corridor, the elevated walkway that connects Palazzo Vecchio passing through the Uffizi Gallery over Ponte Vecchio and ends at the Boboli Gardens/Palazzo Pitti, has been closed since 2016 for security reasons. Today, director Eike Schmidt of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, announced the 10 million euro project to reopen the Corridor in 2021 to…

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Meet the Palatine Electress and Visit Civic Museums Free

February 15, 2019

Relive the historical character of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici on Sunday February 17 at Palazzo Pitti and Monday February 18 in Palazzo Vecchio On the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa (1677-1743), the last of the Grand-Ducal branch of the Medici, the City of Florence in collaboration with the Associazione MUS.E and…

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Free Civic Museums for 18 to 25 year old every Monday

February 13, 2019

The year 2019 started off with a great cultural initiative dedicated to today’s youth: every Monday the Florentine Civic Museums will offer free entrance for all European kids up to 25 years old. Florence is beckoning to the young, inviting them to enjoy the artistic beauty of the city at “costo zero”, at least for…

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Tram line T2 Vespucci is OPEN!

February 11, 2019

Finally, the new tram line T2 Vespucci opened today! For the official inauguration today, even the President of Italy Sergio Matarella made an appearance at the Peretola airport at 12pm. The first trains open to the public started at 2.30pm. The new tram line connects the train station of Santa Maria Novella, right in the…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2018 by VisitFlorence

January 14, 2019

Another year spent together! We want to thank you and celebrate with you, dear readers of VisitFlorence, a 2018 full of satisfactions with 10 of the most beautiful shots published on our Instagram profile Visit_Florence. Thank you for always following us also on our social channels – on Instagram we have exceeded 90,000 followers (WOW!)…

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