Tag: Florence

The Tapestry Gallery at the Uffizi

May 3, 2012

For the first time after 25 years, 17 masterpieces of tapestries chosen among 8 collections have returned to their place of origin for an exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery. In 1987, the Uffizi lost a part of its most important collections due to problems with the conservation of the tapestries: the light, dust and tensile…

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Is the mystery of the Battle of Anghiari finally revealed?

March 15, 2012

The last several days have seen the media and the population focusing their attention to the developments concerning the hunt for the lost mural La battaglia di Anghiari or Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. The work done by Maurizio Seracini, an Italian engineer, and…

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5 Ideas to Celebrate this Carnival 2012 in Tuscany

February 3, 2012

With February, Carnival season 2012 comes alive and Tuscany prepares to celebrate with big masked parades and events dedicated to Carnival. Have you already prepared your fancy costume and bought some confetti and streamers? If you answered “Yes”, then you have only to choose the destination to celebrate! Otherwise, do not worry, you still have…

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Special Guided Visits to the Vasari Corridor

January 12, 2012

Starting January 17, the Vasari Corridor will once again be open for special visits. This is a wonderful opportunity to get into and view the special art collection along the corridor, as well as experience the view of Florence as the Medici saw it! The special visits are offered directly by the Superintendance of the…

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I Mai Visti: “Unveiled Faces” at the Uffizi’s Poste Reali Hall

January 10, 2012

Where: Poste Reali Hall at the Uffizi complex When: up until January 29 If you’re in Florence this January, take the opportunity to visit this free exhibit in the Poste Reali Hall which is right across from the main entrance into the Uffizi Gallery. In its eleventh edition, the Friends of the Uffizi have delved…

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So What’s Open in Florence Over New Year’s Weekend?

December 28, 2011

So once again this weekend we have another holiday coming up: New Year’s Day! Practically everything will be closed on Sunday, even those museums usually open on that day. Like last weekend, on New Year’s Eve most everything will be open but closing about an hour earlier than usual. This includes the Uffizi and Accademia….

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Grapes and Wine, the Protagonists of September

September 22, 2011

Grapes and wine are the stars of many events planned these last few days of September in Tuscany. The grape harvest is almost complete throughout the region, so it now the moment to celebrate the end of the harvest and taste the new, good wine from this harvest, but not only. The Bacco Artigiano and…

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Florence, a night in Blue

May 6, 2011

Did you participate in the recent White Night in Florence? It was a really special night for the city, full of events and performances that accompanied both Florentines and tourists until late into the early hours of the morning. This weekend Florence is going to dress in a new color: it’s time for BLUE! On…

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Florence Notte Bianca 2011

April 27, 2011

The night between April 30 and May 1, 2011 in Florence will be a fun “notte bianca”, a “white” all-night arts festival all around the city. This year, the city of Michelangelo’s David will live a long sleepless night with special opening of several museums until midnight and entertaining events lasting until the early hours…

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Events for Easter and Easter Monday in Tuscany

April 21, 2011

Just a few days to Easter and Easter celebrations throughout Tuscany start tomorrow, Holy Friday. Friday 22 and Saturday, April 23 According to Christian tradition, the Friday before Easter, called Holy Friday, commemorates the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For the occasion, many Tuscan cities organize processions and small religious celebrations. In Castiglion Fiorentino…

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