Tag: museums

Saving the Cultural Heritage of a Nation

December 26, 2016

New exhibition space opens at the Uffizi Gallery this December with a special exhibit dedicated to recovered stolen works of art For Italy, its history and cultural identity is intrinsically tied to its art. Have you ever considered what Rome would be like without its classical works from the Roman Empire? How about Florence without…

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Arsenali Medicei, Museum of Antique Boats in Pisa

The Museum of Antique Boats in Pisa

December 6, 2016

As of November 30, 2016 the Museo delle Navi Antiche in Pisa opened its doors for two of the eight rooms which will showcase over 30 restored or re-created vessels from the Roman period and early Middle Ages.  The bulk of the vessels to be exhibited were recovered from the ancient Etruscan and Roman port…

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Longer Summer Openings at Florence Museums with Special Events

August 3, 2016

This summer in Florence, when the temps are quite warm during the day, you can dedicate a part of your evening to culture and art! The Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello and Medici Chapels all are offering extended opening times on different days of the week to offer a chance to visit these popular museums outside of…

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Festa dei Musei & Free Entrance to Museums

June 29, 2016

Special opening hours and entrance fees for the museums in Florence and Tuscany in honor of the Festa dei Musei on the 2nd & 3rd of July. A combination of the celebrated 1st weekend of the month (free entrance on Sunday July 3) and the first ever Festa dei Musei (with extended hours on Saturday…

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Summer Solstice in Florence

June 16, 2016

The summer equinox happens on the 20th of June at precisely 10:34 pm (in Florence) and officially signals the beginning of shorter days…though most of us prefer to look at it as the beginning of summer and all that it entails: evenings out under the stars, days lazing poolside or splashing at the beach and…

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Special Openings for Easter Sunday and Monday in Florence 2016

March 18, 2016

Here’s the latest news we have as far as special openings for museums in Florence go for March 27th and 28th, this year’s Easter Sunday and Easter Monday/Angel Monday (known as Pasquetta in Italian). For more information on Easter in Florence, take a look at this article on the Scoppio del Carro and this one…

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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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Bargello Open on Saturday Nights

August 7, 2015

Only for the month of August, the Bargello Museum will have special openings on Saturday nights from 7pm to 11pm. This is in addition to the special openings announced by the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery, who have also added special evening openings for the summer and until December. In particular, the Uffizi and Accademia…

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Halls 2-7 Reopen at the Uffizi

April 27, 2015

I had the chance to go see the new rooms 2-7 which reopened at the Uffizi Gallery last week and I have to say the museum has done a wonderful job. First, we have to recognize that the decision to close several rooms at a time is not easy, it does cause many mumblings and…

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