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The Vasari Corridor Will Reopen Shortly

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Vasari Corridor in Florence

Yesterday we had news regarding the official re-opening of the Vasari Corridor this April, closed just last February for a restoration project that is supposed to last years.

A trial period from April through June was announced which will see the reinstatement of the striking “Percorso del Principe“, or Prince’s Itinerary. The itinerary will lead visitors from Palazzo Vecchio to the Boboli Gardens passing over Ponte Vecchio along the Vasari Corridor passageway, an itinerary available to the public from 1997 through 2003. (more…)

Easter 2010 in Florence and Tuscany

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Scoppio del Carro in Piazza Duomo Florence

Easter is coming soon. And we have information to share with you on what to do and what to see in Florence and Tuscany next weekend.

Most of the museums in Florence will be open on Easter Sunday and Monday (April 4 and 5). In particular some State Museums are “extraordinarily” open such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery which are generally closed on Mondays. The Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, the San Marco Museum, Medici Chapels, Bargello Museum and Palazzo Davanzati will all be open. (more…)

Hidden Tuscan treasures unveiled

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Discover Secret Tuscany

As usual there will take place the wonderful FAI di Primavera. The event is organized by Fondo Italiano per l’Ambiente (FAI – Italian Fund for Environment), a no-profit organization preserving and promoting Italian cultural heritage, and will open to public almost 600 Italian hidden treasures. Guided tours will be in Italian and for free donation. (more…)

Secret Uffizi open for a month

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Andrea del Castagno at Contini Bonacossi Colletion

As you probably know, Florence has plenty of things to see. Sometimes it’s impossible to keep up with exhibits, special events, openings and so on, so much and so huge is the historical heritage of the city.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to visit an extraordinary hidden art collection of the Uffizi Gallery. Thanks to a special initiative of the cultural association Amici degli Uffizi (Friends of the Uffizi) during March you have the chance to visit the precious and unknown Contini Bonacossi Collection that has unique masterpieces. (more…)

Women’s Day in Florence

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Piazza Repubblica Florence

Piazza della Repubblica in Florence

On March 8th we celebrate the International Women’s day, that is the perfect opportunity to visit Florence. Many events and parties will take place in Florence, as well as all around Italy. Don’t miss out on initiatives organized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, that on Saturday 6 March and Sunday 7 March 2010 offers free entrance tickets for women to all State museums, archeological parks and monuments. On the official website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities you find a list of all free museums and monuments in Florence, such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Medici Chapels and the Academy Gallery.

We’d like to remind you the new art exhibit at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence “De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus – A look into the invisible” that really deserve a visit.

On Women’s Day and the weekend before there are many events and parties. If you are planning to visit Florence those days, we suggest you book one comfortable bed and breakfast in the historical center or a relaxing farmhouse near Florence through the guide FlorenceAccommodation.com .
Women’s day celebration or holiday, every excuse is good to visit Florence!