Art + Culture

The boundless cultural heritage of Florence, Italy, grants us an ever-interesting array of exhibitions and performances. Find out what’s going on in the city’s many museums and cultural spaces, read reviews and interviews, and take a deep dive into the work of artists, artisans, writers and creators of all-kinds.

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Teatro Niccolini: A theatrical renaissance in Florence

Don't miss Jeff Goldblum at Teatro Niccolini on September 20, 2024.

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Fashion Museum reopens at Palazzo Pitti

A style encyclopedia from the 18th to the 21st century

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Dana Al Fardan plays Fiesole

First female Qatari composer + songwriter presents multi-sensory concert, Indigo.

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Revelations exhibition at Museo Sant’Orsola

Juliette Minchin and Marta Roberti display impactful art in the former city-centre convent.

What's On in Florence

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Revelations exhibition at Museo Sant’Orsola

Juliette Minchin and Marta Roberti display impactful art in the former city-centre convent.

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Jacopo di Cione’s Madonna della Neve altarpiece restored

Friends of Florence fund restoration and relocation of Renaissance work.

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Three restoration projects supported by Friends of Florence reopen to the public

Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes in Palazzo Vecchio, the Brancacci Chapel and Oratory of St. Sebastian in Church of the Santissima Annunziata

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Palazzo Tornabuoni unveils new exhibition on the Baptistery doors

The private residence club in central Florence teams up with Galleria Frilli to host the insightful show.

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Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes returns to Palazzo Vecchio

The ten-month restoration campaign was sponsored by US non-profit Friends of Florence.

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Contemporary art highlights at Villa San Michele

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren brings colour and stripes to the former monastery turned luxury hotel near Fiesole.

Books

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Indie Unconference Europe 2024 to be held in Florence

Held from October 2 to 5, the event helps authors find their way in the world of independent publishing.

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New books about Florence

These new books take an academic approach to Florence and Italy’s history, art and international presence.

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5 reasons to read the Divine Comedy this spring

Alexandra Lawrence and The British Institute bring you a six-week guided reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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5 contemporary Italian authors you have to read

Head for your local bookstore, take a leap of faith, and see what these 5 contemporary Italian writers have to offer.

The final say

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Ottavio Bottecchia

The northern Italian cyclist won the Tour de France in 1924 and 1925.

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Giovanni da Verrazzano

In search of the northwest passage

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Anna Grigorievna Snitkina: the second Mrs Dostoevsky

The writerly couple lived in Florence in the 1860s on the run from creditors.

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James Jackson Jarves

Visionary art collector and writer

Florence is synonymous with art, with its centuries of rich cultural heritage drawing enthusiasts year after year. We foster the fervour by providing exhibition reviews of the latest art shows, while regularly giving updates on the latest happenings at sites like Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi Galleries and the lesser-known contemporary galleries you’ll find peppered across the city.

Artists, artisans, writers and creators of all-kinds are explored through interviews and reviews. Check out news from the city’s many museums and cultural spaces with detailed accounts on recent renovations and restorations, new additions to the cultural landscape, and art history courses worthy of note. Installations in places like Palazzo Vecchio and piazza della Signoria are covered, with a keen eye on the contemporary cultural scene also.

Videos delve deeper into some works, with high-caliber exhibitions and exciting new displays to be found. Topics like Dante and the 1966 flood receive focus, as well as musicians on the scene and the latest books about Florence, Tuscany and Italy that you need to add to your reading list, sharing words from the writers. Fashion features with the latest on the shows spreading style across the city, with artisans and their crafts, monuments and more also to be found.

There’s no doubt that the Renaissance city is never short of cultural updates, with its immense heritage to be found at every turn. With an endless amount to discover, we take you through the latest as we have it, with a team of expert writers regularly contributing in-depth pieces as the art world endlessly evolves.

Art + Culture features:

  • Art
  • Culture
  • Museums
  • Heritage
  • Music
  • Exhibition reviews
  • Artisans
  • Dante
  • 1966 Florence flood
  • Italian sketches
  • Royals in Florence
  • Famous expats
  • Monuments
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