As remembrance events take place across the globe, Mus.e Firenze and UNESCO have launched a series of tours that will take residents and visitors through the traces of the first "Grande Guerra" in the Tuscan capital.
Two different types of itineraries are on the program. The first (1 hour and 15 minutes) offers an overview of WWI memory in the historic center, while the second (50 minutes) examines individual monuments in residential areas of the city. The former tours will begin at Palazzo Vecchio and move through the historic center, ending at the Santa Croce complex, home to three crucial spaces in the local WWI narrative: the Famedio, the Park of Remembrance and the Cappella alla Madre Italiana (December 2, January 13, February 3, and March 3, with sessions at 2.30pm and 4pm each day.) The latter visits will focus on Ferdinando Vichi's "Vittoria" (11am, November 18, piazza di Santa Maria al Pignone) and Mario Moschi's "Soldier with Woman and Child" (11am, November 25, piazza Dalmazia.)
Tours are free, but booking is mandatory and will open on the Monday ahead of each tour. Call 055.2768224 or write to [email protected]