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February 12, 2018

A record year for Italian museums

Despite record revenue, Italy's museums are still far behind the Louvre in profitability.
December 2, 2017

Interview with Paola D’Agostino, director of the Bargello Museums

The Bargello Museum, a treasure trove of Florence’s medieval and Renaissance sculptural masterpieces, is one of five museums comprising a network in the historic city center. Director of the Bargello Museums Paola D’Agostino spoke with The Florentine about the five institutions and her hopes for their future.   Ph. Giacomo Badiani   Samantha Vaughn: The […]
October 3, 2017

(Florentine) museums for millennials

Millennials are not coming. Millennials are here. Marketing teams at museums around the world are facing a major problem: how to drive the Generation Y (and Z!) through their doors. When you think about Florence you think about art. Surprisingly there are a lot of places in town that are working hard to get lit—so […]
September 29, 2017

Visiting museums in Florence with kids

Living in a city full of art, you would think that my school-age kids have seen and loved all of Florence’s cultural treasures. But like those of their Italian classmates, family weekends get booked up with sports events, birthday parties, shopping trips, visiting other towns or just much-needed downtime. When we do go to a […]
May 5, 2017

Your complete guide to museums in Florence

We phoned them all so you don’t have to. This spring, have a Stendhal Syndrome moment (or a few) with this complete guide to museums and monuments in Florence. It’s time to get cultural, ragazzi.    ACCADEMIA GALLERY Home to the David as well as other great works by Michelangelo. Via Ricasoli 60 – Tel. 055 2388609/ Bookings: […]
April 3, 2017

SACI partners with Florentine museums

Study abroad in Florence has translated into a life-changing experience for many students. Just being immersed in the artistic treasures and history of Florence is enriching in itself. Taking this experience one step further, however, Studio Arts College International (SACI) has partnered with major museums in Florence such as the Accademia Gallery and the Bargello. […]
March 28, 2017

Membership card for contemporary museums

Taking a cue from the upcoming G7 Culture Summit, to be held in Florence this Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, and centering on the protection of cultural heritage, mayor Dario Nardella has announced the introduction of a membership card that will allow access to 18 participating contemporary museums across Italy. “This is the […]
April 3, 2016

Italian museums make limited use of social media

Survey reveals a "digital engagement deficit"
December 4, 2014

Holiday hours for Florence Museums, 2014

Florence makes way for an onslaught of holiday merry-makers who can’t wait to sample the city’s cultural offering. Although state museums are closed December 25 and January 1, there are special openings as follows, including scheduled Friday night late openings and the free first Sunday
February 27, 2014

Museums on the up

Florence’s museums have had a positive start to the year, with a 13 percent increase in visitors and a 47 percent gain in proceeds compared to the same period in 2013. Palazzo Vecchio has welcomed 32,000 visitors (nearly +12 percent); the Brancacci Chapel 4,645 (+15 percent);