Florence

Uffizi and Accademia open December 7th

December 1, 2015

Both museums, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on December 7th to offer visitors to Florence over the long holiday weekend (remember the 8th is the day of the Immaculate) the chance to visit. The Uffizi and Accademia will be open from 8:15am until 6:50pm (last entrance for the Uffizi is at 6:05pm while…

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Pope Francis visiting Florence and Prato on November 10

November 9, 2015

November 10, 2015 will be a date to remember for Florence: 30 years after the last visit of a Pope, the city will welcome Pope Francis! The Pope will be in Florence to officially participate in the National Ecclesiastical Congress, but he will also celebrate the Mass in the Artemio Franchi Stadium, which will host…

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The Divine in Modern Art

October 28, 2015

At first glance, it might seem that Florence is stuck in the past, with its masterpieces of the Renaissance in its museums, churches and streets. Florence’s main museums are full of religious artworks, commissioned by large families for their churches and chapels, which today are recognized as some of the most magnificent works of art,…

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Jeff Koons ‘In Florence’

October 27, 2015

Anyone who arrives in Florence right now and visits Piazza della Signoria will get the chance to admire a very particular – and bright and shiny – sculpture standing right in front of Palazzo Vecchio: it is Jeff Koons’s Pluto and Proserpina. Sitting in between the copies of Michelangelo’s David and Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes, the statue catches your…

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When the World Answered

October 20, 2015

World Premier Showing in Florence A must see for those visiting Florence on Tuesday the 20th of October, a short film documentary in the historic Palazzo dello Strozzino located close to Piazza Republica.  A one time showing at 6:30 pm of a 30 minute film that documents the historic flood of 1966 which covered the city of art in…

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Who’s Behind Our Fabulous Photos of Florence?

September 29, 2015

To answer the question above: YOU! If you follow us on our Instagram accounts for Florence and Tuscany, then you get to see a lot of awesome views from all over our beloved city of the Renaissance (and of Tuscany)! If you don’t follow us yet, make sure to start following us at @visit_florence and…

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Theater in Florence: The History of Florence in 60 Minutes

September 25, 2015

Silly, surprising and entertaining best sums up this rendition of 60 minutes of history. Not that you could even seriously begin to tell the story of Florence in one hour. And yet. The History of Florence in 60 Minutes has created a memorable comedy / musical / sometime serious play, giving the more important highlights…

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Opera del Duomo Museum Prepares for Grand Re-Opening

September 22, 2015

There is a lot of excitement in Florence as the grand re-opening of the Museum of the Opera del Duomo approaches on October 29th! Think works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Luca della Robbia, Andrea del Verrocchio and many others to admire once again, with 130 of them being restored for the new museum. I…

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European Heritage Days: Special Openings at Florence’s Museums

September 18, 2015

This weekend is a special one for anyone who loves art and culture and wants to spend some time at the museums! This Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, the “European Heritage Days” return to State museums in Florence. In addition to the usually longer opening hours (from 7pm to 11pm) of the Accademia…

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The Uffizi Gallery reopens Halls 26-32 with late 15th century artworks

September 16, 2015

Starting Tuesday, September 15, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery will appreciate the new set-up of Halls 25 through 32, finally reopened to the public after several years of renovation works. The rearrangement of these rooms has been made possible thanks to a substantial donation by the Salvadore Ferragamo company, which was founded in Florence, and…

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