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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 ...

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Botticelli masterpiece up for auction

Sotheby’s to auction The Man of Sorrows.

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Jeff Koons ‘Shine’ at Palazzo Strozzi until January 30, 2022

Curated by Arturo Galansino and Joachim Pissario, the display includes a wide selection of the most celebrated works by Jeff Koons from the mid-70s to the present day.

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Michelangelo’s Pietà restored thanks to Friends of Florence

The restoration started in November 2019 and was interrupted several times due to pandemic restrictions.

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Friends of the Uffizi donates a Dante-centric painting

The US non-profit association Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has given Donato Mascagni’s Il Conte Ugolino painting to Florence’s foremost art museum.     On the eve of the seven ...

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Secret passages of Palazzo Vecchio reopen August 1

To the delight of visitors, the secret routes through Palazzo Vecchio will restart in the much-loved Florentine palazzo on August 1.

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Florence extends its UNESCO World Heritage site boundary

The Church of San Miniato al Monte, the Church of San Salvatore al Monte, the monumental ramps designed by Giuseppe Poggi, piazzale Michelangelo, the Rose and Iris Gardens have all ...

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Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal restoration revealed

Earthly lovers of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and supporters of American non-profit organization Friends of Florence gathered in the hilltop place of worship this morning to behold ...

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Tabernacle of the Arte dei Rigattieri and Linaioli at Orsanmichele restored

The works were entirely funded by the Associazione Amici dei Musei e dei Monumenti fiorentini.

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Monument to Michal Skotnicki at Santa Croce restored

Restoration works have been completed on the funeral monument of the Polish Count Michal Bogoria Skotnicki at Santa Croce, thanks to the support of the Inner Wheel Club Firenze Medicea.

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Art of Healing artworks return to San Giovanni di Dio

In June 2021, just two weeks before Advancing Women Artists’ definitive closure, the Ancient Hospital of San Giovanni di Dio in borgo Ognissanti welcomed two newly restored ovals by eighteenth-century ...

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Sculptures at piazzale Michelangelo and piazza della Signoria to be restored

The restoration of a sculptural group at piazzale Michelangelo including the bronze copy of Michelangelo's David has begun, commissioned by the Municipality of Florence with the support of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.

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Florence Baptistery reopens to the public on July 3

On July 3, the San Giovanni Baptistery opened its doors to the public once again.

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What’s on for Festa di San Giovanni, 2021

While the usual fireworks display will not be taking place this year, as in 2020, there are still plenty other ways to mark the occasion.

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Monkey Fountain at Boboli Gardens works completed

The centre of the fountain is pietra serena and white marble, with three bronze monkeys created by the Vicenza sculptor Camillo Mariani (Vicenza, 1567 – Rome, 1611), for the Duke of Urbino, Francesco Maria II della Rovere.

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Fra Angelico’s Bosco ai Frati altarpiece restored

The magnificent work by the Dominican painter and friar measures 175 by 175 cm and was painted around 1450 on the commission of Cosimo de’ Medici.

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New Sacristy restoration completed at the Medici Chapels

An eight-year restoration campaign has been completed in the New Sacristy of the Medici Chapels.         The tombs and wall coverings have undergone a conservative restoration by ...

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Restored Bronzino to travel to New York

Restoration work has been completed on a portrait of sixteenth-century poet Laura Battiferri, painted by Agnolo Bronzino. The painting, which is kept in the Palazzo Vecchio, is about to go on loan to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Donatello’s Saint Mark restored

The works were undertaken by the Bargello Museums and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, with the financial support of Friends of Florence.

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Observing Dante in Florence Cathedral

In Florence Cathedral, steps and a viewing platform have been added to enable an up-close look at Domenico di Michelino’s 1465 painting, Comedy Illuminating Florence. Part of the celebrations to ...

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Accademia Gallery reopens with striking new layout

    The Galleria dell’Accademia reopens to the public on Thursday, May 6 with a striking new layout. Over 600 artworks were moved during the closure, which the museum used ...

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The Uffizi reopens

On Tuesday, May 4, the Uffizi reopened its doors to the public. The first two people to return to the hallowed halls were Giacomo, 40, and Monica, 48, a couple ...

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‘To Remember, To Listen’ at The British Institute of Florence

For seven hours, each day for seven days, Marisa Garreffa sits and sews, listens and remembers, stitching together the emotional landscape of Florence in May 2021, enacting a ritual of healing.

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David’s “twin” at Expo 2020 Dubai

The David’s “twin” was conceived via a complex digitalization process that involved roughly 40 hours of scanning Michelangelo’s original in the Galleria dell’Accademia.

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