Tag: museums

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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Easter 2012 in Florence and Mugello

April 5, 2012

The “Scoppio del Carro” celebration with a few changes this year This Easter Sunday in Florence the centuries old tradition of the “Scoppio del Carro” will take place with a few changes from past years, changes just announced a few days ago. The main change concerns the lighting of the “sacred fire” which will be…

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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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The Cathedral of Siena hosts “The Baptism of Christ” by Tiziano

March 7, 2012

If you are visiting Tuscany and you make your way to Siena, don’t miss the exclusive exhibition in the Cathedral of Siena running from March 1st through to August 31 which hosts the sublime masterpiece by Tiziano “The Baptism of Christ” . To celebrate the 500th anniversary of its creation, the painting for the first…

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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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What to do Christmas Weekend in Florence

December 19, 2011

Many of you will be celebrating Christmas in Florence and seeing your questions on our forum, we know you want to know what to do – and what you can do – particularly on December 25 when all museums will be closed. Did you know that December 26 is also a national Italian holiday?

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Culture Week 2011

April 1, 2011

The upcoming 13th edition of European Culture Week looks very promising thanks in large part to the success of previous editions with the public. From the 9th to the 17th of April 2011, Europe will be the protagonist of important cultural events, and so will Italy and Tuscany.

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An Autumn of Culture

October 24, 2010

A fall project called “Tuesdays in Art” is offering special evening opening times including free entry into several large state museums in order to promote the knowledge of the large cultural patrimony Italy possesses to new audiences. The special openings take place the evening of the last Tuesday of the month from now until December,…

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Palazzo Vecchio Opens in the Evenings

May 13, 2010

Palazzo Vecchio burns the midnight oil! After the great success during Florence White Night 2010, Matteo Renzi, Florence Mayor, decided to open Palazzo Vecchio at night. From May 2nd to 31st Palazzo Vecchio is open every day from 9am to 12 am, except on Thursday (9 am to 2 pm). It means that you can…

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Tuscany Museums as Friends

May 4, 2010

From May 1 to 16 there is the beautiful initiative – Museums as Friends: Spring Visits – that sees several different activities in lots of Tuscan museums. During these two weeks in May, many museums in Tuscany will be opened and offering guided tours, lectures and many activities for children.

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