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Restored Da Vinci Painting Back in Uffizi
Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi has been successfully restored and returned to the Uffizi Gallery. The painting spent six years in the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, a Florence research and conservation institute, whose conservation team left the painting cleaner and brighter. The artist received a commission for the piece from Augustinian monks who in...
Karl Lagerfeld Retrospective Opens in Florence
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by As part of a three-year initiative to promote the culture of contemporary fashion, Florence’s Pitti Palace will feature a collection of more than 200 photos shot by German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld. Called Visions of Fashion, the exhibit is an anthology of Lagerfeld’s work, including a self-portrait, unpublished works, photos published in fa...
Florence’s Vasari Corridor May Open to Public
Published on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Florence’s famous Vasari Corridor, which connects the Palazzo Pitti to the Palazzo Vecchio, is currently only accessible through private tours. However, that may change, says the director of the Uffizi, Eike Schmidt, who hopes to open the corridor to the public. “My aim is to eliminate privileges and offer the possibility, not the obligation, of passing through...
Get in Free: New Rules at State Museums in Italy
Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 by   As of July 1st, new rules will apply to visits of Italy's state museums, such as the Uffizi in Florence. One significant change is that on the every first Sunday of the month state museums will be free for everyone as part of the initiative “Sunday at the Museum.“ While this is fantastic news in making museums accessible to all, expect the museums ...
Florence’s Hidden Art Collection Open For Limited Time
Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by If you're visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence between now and April 29th, you have an exciting opportunity to see one of Florence's hidden art collections. Visit Tuscany reports that the Contini Bonacossi Collection, usually closed to the public, will be available for guided tours (though only in Italian) to anyone who purchases a ticket to the Uffizi. The col...
The Italy Mix: Silent Places, Hidden Art in Florence
Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Academy of Silence: A new organization in Tuscany seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and other places in Italy.  One of them, Eremito Hotelito del Alma in Umbria is pict...
Enjoy Slow Art Day at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi
Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by An event taking place in over 100 locations throughout the world, Slow Art Day is a chance for art fans to take in beautiful works s-l-o-w-l-y. This year Slow Art Day is April 27.  If you're in Florence, a great place to experience the day is at Palazzo Strozzi. The Florentine reports visitors will have ample time to appreciate works from the current exhibition  ...
Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at The Ferragamo Museum in Florence
Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 by For anyone who loves Italian fashion or Italian shoes, the Ferragamo Museum in Florence is already a must-visit. Yet there's even more reason to visit this fall and winter - a chance to celebrate the life and fashion of  Marilyn Monroe on the 50th anniversary of her death  The exhibit, which runs through January 28, 2013, pays special attention to Monroe's de...
Ghiberti Door to Go On Display in Florence Museum
Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Referred to by Michelangelo as “The Door of Paradise,” this 15-th century gilded bronze door will soon be unveiled to the public after nearly three decades of restoration.  Crafted by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the medieval masterpiece weighs eight tons and had been part of the baptistery of Florence’s Duomo for more than 500 years until it was removed for restoration. ...
New Exhibit in Florence: Galileo and the Measurement of Time
Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Traveling to Florence Italy soon? Don't miss the new interactive section of Florence's Galileo Museum which was just completed. The permanent exhibition, entitled Galileo and the Measurement of Time is spread out over three rooms and is dedicated to Galileo’s fundamental discoveries with regards to the passage of time and how it is measured. The rooms explore ever...
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