Once again this year, now in its XIV edition, Cultural Week will take place from Saturday April 14 through Sunday April 22 across all of Italy. On initiative of the Mibac, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation, this week is dedicated to bringing Italians and foreigners alike to the gorgeous cultural heritage a rich country such as Italy can offer, by making culture more affordable and accessible.
In fact, all of the events and museums participating open its doors for free during these 9 days. Anyone, whether Italian or not, can enter for free or have reductions into museums and expositions as well as attend conferences, guided tours and workshops.
A whole week in the footsteps of art, culture, creativity and sharing. It is also a special occasion for kids who will be able to approach the cultural universe, who might still find it mysterious up to now, attending amusing and exciting workshops and visits dedicated especially for them.
Cultural Week in Tuscany
The events, museums and expositions which adhere to Cultural Week are many in Tuscany, these are just a few we’ve selected that seem particularly interesting:
Boboli Gardens – Communicating Art: free guided tour through the gorgeous gardens of Boboli. Available in French, English and Italian.
Discover one of the most beautiful buildings in the world from a modern point of view, with technological narrations and 3D reconstructions, on April 14-15 and April 21-22.
For kids (for anyone over 8 years old): tour around the new rooms of Palazzo Vecchio to learn more about the history of city, April 14 and 22.
Cappella Ruccellai – Guided tour to the Cappella Ruccellai and the Tempietto of Leon Battista, April 17, free but needs reservation within April 12.
Fiesole – Archeological Site – free for all from April 14 to 22.
From April 15-22, Fiesole’s museums organize activities for kids and adults, free entry (need reservation).
Reggello – Restoration of Masaccio’s Trittico: a perfect opportunity to learn the history of this particular artwork by Masaccio. April 22 at the Pieve di San Pietro.
National Museums – in Palazzo Mansi and Villa Guinisi , free entrance and guided tours.
Viareggio – Free visits to Civic Museums during the whole Cultural Week at Villa Paolina.
Pietra Santa – Special opening of Giosuè Carducci’s house with guided visits, April 21-22.
Guided visits to the National Museum at Palazzo Reale, free entrance, April 19 and to National Museum of San Matteo on April 20.
There are many, many other events, too many to list here so we’re including the link to the full list for Cultural Week in Tuscany. Check the list as well to get details for those that request reservations.
We hope you enjoy your week immersed in Italy’s immense cultural heritage and art!
About Sara Turini
Social media addicted, keen on travels, in love with my land, Tuscany. Sara has decided to share all the emotions this region can offer through her posts on our blog.