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Work to begin on reopening the Vasari Corridor

The aim is to reopen the Vasari Corridor on May 27, 2022, on the anniversary of the Georgofili bombing.

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Santa Maria Novella lunettes restored

The upgrade is part of the Florence I Care project.

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Florence Baptistery restoration: behind the scenes in pictures

Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi’s Dome will reopen to the public on January 25.

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Beato Angelico Room radically altered at San Marco Museum

The room vaunts the most important collection of Fra Angelico panel paintings in the world.

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Marco Lodola nativity in the Uffizi windows

Florence’s foremost art gallery may be closed due to the pandemic, but its windows continue to feed the art hungry this Christmas.         Marco Lodola’s Luminous Nativity ...

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Andrea Bocelli to open Foundation’s future headquarters

At a time of general uncertainty, in which even the simplest Christmas traditions are called into question, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation is lighting up Florence once more, starting in piazza ...

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Pietro Lorenzetti Arezzo altarpiece restored to glory

Back in May 2016, I wrote an article for this newspaper about the restoration of Pietro Lorenzetti’s Arezzo altarpiece from 1320 by RICERCA Restauro, a group of three women who ...

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Advancing Women Artists announces its closure

It’s time for good-bye, or at least the beginning of a good-bye as this article holds the announcement that Advancing Women Artists, which works in Florence to restore and exhibit ...

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Lorenzo Quinn in the Boboli Gardens

An enormous sculpture of two hands is on display in Boboli Gardens, where they can be seen cradling an olive tree.   The sculpture is Give by Lorenzo Quinn, a ...

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So Close So Good exhibition at Numeroventi

Creative community space Numeroventi is sparking a conversation between Florence and its communities after the Covid-19 lockdown with the collaborative new exhibition titled Past Florence Future – So Close So ...

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Uffizi Gallery reopens its doors

The gallery will only be open from 2-6.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6.30pm, (last entrance 5.30pm) to allow for regular sanitization. Other measures include "distance markers" in front of masterpieces and a maximum of 450 people present at any one time in the museum.

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Museums, exhibitions and gardens reopen

Florence continues to reopen its museums and monuments after the Covid-19 lockdown

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Boboli Gardens reopen

Boboli was the model that inspired all of Europe’s court gardens, including Versailles

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Cultural resources online

The Fondazione CR Firenze has launched 'Con l'@rte - Una finestra sulla cultura': a library of online resources from the cultural organizations it supports.

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A charity auction of top Florentine crafts

Leading Florence artisans join forces to raise funds for Careggi Hospital through an online charity auction

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Free Uffizi tours from home

Following their social media response to Covid-19, the Uffizi has today launched a full-immersion tour of the gallery's most famous artworks.

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Pineider Collection comes to Uffizi

Sketches and watercolours from the personal collection of Carlo Pineider have been donated to the Uffizi

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Civic museums brought to people’s homes

MUS.E launches social media campaign to bring art into the homes of isolated Italians

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In Touch at Palazzo Strozzi

An evolution of the gallery's blog to explore themes and keep in touch during coronavirus

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Pisa unveils a monument to Galileo Galilei

On February 29, a bronze statue of Galileo Galilei will be placed in front of what is believed to be the scientist’s childhood home.     The artist behind the ...

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Autonomous museums, take two

An announcement made today in Rome opens up an international search for 13 more directors of autonomous museums.

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Modigliani back home

Livorno-born Amedeo Modigliani wasn’t a successful artist in his lifetime. The often penniless and drunk artist traded paintings for food in the Montparnasse and Montmartre neighbourhoods of Paris, where he ...

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Andrea Pisano’s South Doors arrive at Opera del Duomo Museum

The opportunity to visit these great feats of artistic and restorative accomplishment is thanks to the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, part of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, who financed 1,500,000 euro to disassemble, transport, restore and place the treasures in the museum.

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Nelli’s Last Supper restored

After four years in the conservation studio, the Last Supper by Suor Plautilla Nelli returns to the complex of Santa Maria Novella for permanent exhibition.

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