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Michelangelo’s David now basks in a new light

The Renaissance masterpiece and the adjoining rooms at the Accademia Gallery all boast state-of-the-art, energy-saving lighting systems.

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Artemisia Gentileschi’s Maddalena Penitente restored

Freshly restored, Artemisia Gentileschi’s 'Maddalena Penitente' painting was likely painted in Florence during the artist’s stay at the Medici court.

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Restoration Conversations explores ‘Fotografe!’ at Villa Bardini

Online talk exploring women's contributions to the Alinari Archives.

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San Lorenzo Basilica: Emanuele Giannelli’s Mr. Arbitrium

Muscular and monolithic, Emanuele Giannelli’s "Mr. Arbitrium" will remain on show by the San Lorenzo Basilica until October 31.

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Marina Calamai’s Labyrinth at Villa Favard Park

Visitors can navigate 38 spots within the maze to learn about measures to reduce global warming.

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Boboli Gardens: 50 million euro to futureproof the Medici parkland

The royal park will receive 50 million euro for restoration and new amenities.

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Florence Baptistery restoration continues

This autumn, visitors will be able to see the mosaic dome up close due to restoration scaffolding.

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Italian Language Museum launches with a temporary exhibition

The Museo Nazionale dell'Italiano - MUNDI (National museum of Italian) inaugurates its first rooms from July 7.

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Boboli Gardens reopens Porta Romana and Forte Belvedere entrances from July 5

Entrances reopen, with free entry for residents of Florence.

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Rifugio Digitale: bomb shelter turned into an arts space

The disused WW2 air raid shelter in San Niccolò has recently been repurposed as a digital art exhibition space, Rifugio Digitale.

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New summer opening hours at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery will be open on Tuesday nights throughout the summer as well as extending its opening hours during the week.

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Women in the Arts: a new course at The British Institute

A Century of Women in the Arts: 1866-1966 is an upcoming course organised by The British Institute of Florence which commences July 4.

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Dua Lipa visits the Uffizi

British popstar Dua Lipa made a stop in Florence yesterday for a guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries led by director Eike Schmidt. The singer was in Italy last week ...

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San Luca Chapel in Santissima Annunziata restored

The chapel also known as the Painter's Chapel was restored thanks to Friends of Florence, commissioned by the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno.

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Ginori Museum gardens to reopen in Sesto Fiorentino

The Ginori Museum gardens in Sesto Fiorentino will reopen in the third week of May, although the museum will remain closed for restoration.

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Antonio Canova: The Peace of Kiev – Art wins over war

The work will be on show in Palazzo Vecchio's Sala Leone X from May 11 to September 18.

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Medieval Sculpture Hall at Bargello National Museum refurbished

The Bargello National Museum presented its newly refurbished Medieval Sculpture Hall on May 10, with renewed lighting and the decorative frieze restored.

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David 140 marks anniversary of Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Accademia Gallery

To mark 140 years of David's presence in the hallowed halls of the Accademia Gallery, Director Cecilie Hollberg has put in action a fascinating programme.

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Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate in Palazzo Vecchio

From May 1 to June 30, Palazzo Vecchio becomes home to Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907).

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Palazzo Pitti: Sammy Baloji’s installations tell the history of the Kingdom of Congo

The Andito degli Angiolini in Palazzo Pitti is currently hosting Sammy Baloji’s first solo exhibition in Italy.

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Exhibition review: Donatello, The Renaissance at Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello Museums present Donatello, The Renaissance, a historic international exhibition in Florence.

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Uffizi: Italy’s most popular museum in 2021

The Uffizi was the most popular museum in Italy in 2021, it has emerged from a list published in the Il Giornale dell’Arte newspaper.

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Free entry to state museums on first Sunday of each month returns

From April 3, free access to state museums and parks every first Sunday of the month.

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Tornabuoni Arte – Arte Antica opens new gallery space

Tornabuoni Arte inaugurates new exhibition space at via de’ Tornabuoni 5, one of the most sought-after streets for all sellers. 

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