Events

FAI Spring 2017: Tuscany Open to the Public

March 22, 2017

FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano is a foundation whose objective is the care and promotion of the artistic, natural and cultural national patrimony in Italy.  In over 40 years of activity, they have restored and given back to the public many special and historic memories and monument located throughout the country. On the 25th  and…

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Billa Viola: The Deluge at Palazzo Strozzi

Bill Viola Captivates Tuscany with His Video Images

March 16, 2017

Foundazione Palazzo Strozzi takes us to another artistic level once again, through the juxtaposition of Bill Viola’s work, and masterpieces of the Renaissance, fostering an emotional environment  with sound and video. From March 10 till July 23, 2017 the new exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi guides viewers into the Electronic Renaissance through the videos of Bill Viola,…

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March 8th Festa della Donna in Tuscany

Celebrating March 8th in Tuscany

March 2, 2017

A few Surprises in 2017 for the Festa della Donna You can expect more than a bouquet of yellow mimosa flowers in Tuscany this year on March 8th to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Free museum entrance, special happy hours, a parade of solidarity and recognition joining others throughout the world to promote the key values…

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Saving the Cultural Heritage of a Nation

December 26, 2016

New exhibition space opens at the Uffizi Gallery this December with a special exhibit dedicated to recovered stolen works of art For Italy, its history and cultural identity is intrinsically tied to its art. Have you ever considered what Rome would be like without its classical works from the Roman Empire? How about Florence without…

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

October 12, 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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Ferragosto: What’s Open in Florence (and beyond)?

August 11, 2016

August 15th is a national holiday, so you’ll see lots of places closed down for the day. Wondering where to head to and what to do on that day?? Relax and enjoy the quiet day, and go to a museum! Many, in fact, have decided given the 3 day holiday weekend to remain open or…

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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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Uffizi Live: Tuesday Evenings at the Museum

July 5, 2016

Up until September 27th, the Uffizi Gallery has organized longer openings hours every Tuesday and is holding a Festival of the Performing Arts on these Tuesdays under the name of “Uffizi Live“. The summer festival is a mix of artistic events that include theater, dance and musical shows and concerts within the Uffizi’s rooms between…

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Festa dei Musei & Free Entrance to Museums

June 29, 2016

Special opening hours and entrance fees for the museums in Florence and Tuscany in honor of the Festa dei Musei on the 2nd & 3rd of July. A combination of the celebrated 1st weekend of the month (free entrance on Sunday July 3) and the first ever Festa dei Musei (with extended hours on Saturday…

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Summer Solstice in Florence

June 16, 2016

The summer equinox happens on the 20th of June at precisely 10:34 pm (in Florence) and officially signals the beginning of shorter days…though most of us prefer to look at it as the beginning of summer and all that it entails: evenings out under the stars, days lazing poolside or splashing at the beach and…

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