Author: Hayley Daffern

Hayley Daffern is a university student interning at The Florentine as part of her year abroad. Outside of her French and Italian degree, she is your typical art lover. With a keen interest in Italian Renaissance art and literature, from Botticelli to Michelangelo, Hayley has moved to Florence to broaden her artistic horizons.
December 2, 2021

Palazzo del Bargello restored

The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone a meticulous overhaul of the entire monument and all its decorations.         Although the palazzo has undergone several interventions in the past […]
November 22, 2021

San Giorgio alla Costa restored

The restoration inside the San Giorgio e Spirito Santo alla Costa church has been completed after three years.         The church, located along the steep Costa San Giorgio, was one of the main priories in medieval Florence. It was here that the young Giotto painted the altarpiece of the Madonna and Child […]
November 3, 2021

Lo Sfregio: a new exhibition at the Uffizi

Defaced statues and striking photography form the content of Lo Sfregio, a new exhibition opposing violence against women at the Uffizi Galleries. In the month of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bust of Costanza Piccolomini Bonarelli gives voice to a timeless issue alongside Ilaria Sagaria’s […]
October 30, 2021

Selfie Museum: simply insta-worthy

In a trendy format with international success, a new space where TikTok and Instagram lovers can indulge in a two-hour selfie-taking experience has recently opened its doors in the heart of Florence. Welcome to the Selfie Museum.         With more than 70 installations created by over 400 artists from across the world, […]
October 28, 2021

New acquisition at the Galleria dell’Accademia

Two 15th-century works have been introduced to the Galleria dell’Accademia.     The pinnacles depicting the Angel of the Annunciation and the Virgin Annunciate by Florentine painter Giovanni di Francesco Toscani (1371/1372-1430) recreate part of the polyptych that was previously located in the Basilica of Santa Trinita. The paintings, which will undergo careful restoration, were […]