Tag: museums

The Middle Ages on the Road

March 27, 2015

Whether you’re attracted by the Medieval period or not, the special exhibit that just opened at the Bargello last week will likely make you rethink your interest. Since living in Tuscany, I’ve found the Middle Ages to be a fascinating time in history. The signs of that period still evident in Tuscany (just think of…

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Gerrit van Honthorst at the Uffizi Gallery

February 27, 2015

The first exhibit of Florence’s rich program “Art for a Year” recently opened at the Uffizi Gallery and I had a chance to go see it on the first day. Gerrit van Honthorst, known as Gherardo delle Notti in Italy, was a Dutch Golden Age painter with the exhibit centered around his time in Italy…

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Free Museums the First Sunday of Every Month

January 2, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and our first post of the year!! We start off reminding everyone of the possibility of enjoying free admittance at your favorite museums this year… In case you missed the news back in July 2014, every first Sunday of the month all State-run museums in Italy are free! For everyone!! All over…

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Changes at the State Museums in Florence, Tuscany and Italy

July 14, 2014

Several changes are taking place in the State museums across all of Italy, all recently announced and slowly being implemented starting July 1st. As you plan your travels to Italy you might already have become aware of some of them, but to make it easier for all, we’ve decided to create a post to put…

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Enjoying Summer Evenings at Florence’s Museums

August 7, 2013

Botticelli’s Venus at the Uffizi This summer, you can enjoy art and culture and avoid some of the heat and crowds of the day if you go visit Florence’s museums in the evenings. The Polo Museale, is in fact, offering various opportunities for you to enjoy Florence’s magnificent museums just this summer at special hours….

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A Night at the Museum Starts this Saturday

July 26, 2013

Starting July 27, three of Florence’s main museums will open late one Saturday a month. This will allow visitors to enjoy a special visit to the collections of the Uffizi, Accademia and Medici Chapels between 7pm and 11pm on the last Saturday of the month from now until the end of 2013. For now the…

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Free Entry and Special Events on the European Heritage Days

September 26, 2012

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 all Italian State museums will be open to the public for free. Tuscany with its gorgeous cultural heritage is also involved in the initiative and offers to all visitors free entry to the State museums and places of art…

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What to do on August 15?

August 9, 2012

For all those coming to Tuscany next week, you probably already know that August 15 is a national holiday. While many places will be closed (don’t worry, most restaurants will be open), there are still lots of options for what to do on that day… particularly if you are in a Tuscany city such as…

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Special Openings, Guided tour, Free Entry: Summer at the Academy Gallery!

July 27, 2012

The Accademia Gallery is famous all over the world for hosting some of the most important artworks by Michelangelo Buonarroti: the statue of David, the statues of Prisoners and the St.Matthew. Within the gallery you also find many other works of art from the Renaissace, religious works in the Gothic style and the “Gipsoteca Bartolini”,…

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The Uffizi will shortly open ten new rooms

June 14, 2012

In less than a month, the next section of the new rooms of the Uffizi Gllery will open to offer its visitors a space dedicated to the painters of the sixteenth century, especially to Tuscan masters such as Raffaello, Bronzino and Andrea del Sarto. The rooms, ten in all, are on the main floor of…

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