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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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Restoring the Archangel: Mircea Maria Gerard Foundation

The conservation and restoration of the Archangel Raffaele e Tobiolo, which Giovanni Baratta sculpted between 1696 and 1698, has proven a months-long labour of love for the Mircea Maria Gerard ...

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Museums and cultural sites reopen in Florence

Now that Tuscany has returned to yellow zone status, Florence’s museums and cultural centres are reopening their doors to the public. Please note that booking is mandatory at weekends to ...

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Changes and discoveries at the Uffizi

Visitors who return to the Uffizi this summer will find changes as Florence’s foremost museum expands its cultural offering.           When the Uffizi reopens its doors ...

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Teatro dell’Oriuolo demolished and reimagined

  The crumbling former premises of the Oriuolo Theatre in front of the Oblate Library have been demolished to make way for a new cultural space.         ...

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Giulia Peyrone’s public installation in piazza de’ Pitti

The work by Giulia Peyrone makes use of construction grade textiles and specialized printers to create a distinctive artwork within footsteps of Palazzo Pitti.

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Porta alla Croce fresco moved to the Oblate Library

The frescoed lunette from Porta alla Croce, the city gate in piazza Beccaria, has been restored and moved permanently to the conference room at the Oblate Library. Originating in the ...

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Andrea del Castagno’s Dante painting restored

A restoration conducted by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure has given Andrea del Castagno’s portrait of Dante a new lease of life.     The fresco, which dates to between ...

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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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