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The Owl Game in the Boboli Gardens restored

Sculptures in the garden constitute the soul of this unique Medici park.

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Cinquecento Rooms open at the Uffizi

The Uffizi has opened new rooms featuring 16th- and 17th-century artworks. Famous paintings like Titian's Venus of Urbino, Federico Barocci’s Virgin of the People and the preparatory sketch for The Fall of the Angels by Andrea Commodi are on display.

ART + CULTURE

Michelangelo’s tomb restored in Santa Croce

The restoration of Michelangelo's tomb at Santa Croce was financed by over 100 donors from 12 countries, 80 per cent of them U.S. citizens.

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Uffizi welcomes spring with a Botticelli marathon

Initiative held in collaboration with other leading art museums

ART + CULTURE

Bust of Michelangelo back on display

The sculpture dates to just after Michelangelo’s death in 1564.

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Experts check plaster and stonework inside Brunelleschi’s Dome

Acrobatic construction experts perform checks on the plaster and stonework inside Brunelleschi’s Dome at Florence Cathedral, Italy.

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Eike Schmidt to leave the Uffizi

Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt to leave foremost Florentine museum to head up Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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Uffizi ticket price to change

Higher prices in summertime, early morning discounts & annual passes are part of a new fee structure for the Uffizi and Pitti

ART + CULTURE

White Room to reopen at the Pitti Palace

The Sala Bianca will resume its role as a launch pad of Florentine fashion as Stefano Ricci will holds a show to mark his label’s 45th anniversary.

ART + CULTURE

Keil Art Bronze gallery opens in Florence

  The Florentine’s resident filmmaker, David Battistella, debuted a new film last weekend at a spontaneous opening party, which attracted hundreds to Florence’s new contemporary gallery Keil Art Bronze featuring ...

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Montblanc restores flood-damaged books

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Florence flood, the German luxury accessories company Montblanc has financed the restoration of three old books damaged in 1966, in collaboration with the city’s ...

ART + CULTURE

Vasari’s Last Supper returns to Santa Croce

    In Santa Croce facts, chronicles and history become monuments in their own right. This is especially true for the Florentine floods, recollections of unexpected past events, which remain ...

COMMUNITY

Commemorative events for the 1966 flood: highlights

SIDE BY SIDE/Arno, from source to mouthUntil November 30Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 4, Florence Take an illuminating ride down the river: Palazzo Medici Riccardi will display photographs of points ...

ART + CULTURE

Florence flood exhibitions in New York and Washington

Forty-year old American artist and teacher Joe Blaustein was in Florence on November 4, 1966 when the Arno submerged the city. With his camera in tow he decided to document ...

ART + CULTURE

Pecci then and now

With the new, spaceship-shaped building extension by Maurice Nio complete, the Grand Opening of the new Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art will take place on October 16, 2016. Ten ...

ART + CULTURE

New life for the Neptune Fountain

Ammannati's Fountain of Neptune to be restored, with plans for a new pump system to allow water to circulate for the first time in years.

NEWS

Restored Paolo Uccello frescoes on display

Santa Maria Novella’s refectory is currently hosting With Juice of Herbs and Green Earth: Paolo Uccello’s Chiostro Verde Frescoes Restored, featuring a fresco cycle by the Early Renaissance master and several ...

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2016 Friends of Florence Grant competition

Winning artwork will have been damaged by flood or human actions.

ART + CULTURE

Florence Baptistery has a new North Door

The faithfully executed replica of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s original North Door of Florence Baptistery has been completed by craftsmen adopting the same techniques used 600 years ago. The numbers: 6 months ...

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Museum of the Innocents to reopen June 23, 2016

  Since 1478, Andrea della Robbia’s 10 maiolica putti in swaddling clothes have lined the façade of the Ospedale degli Innocenti’s loggia in piazza Santissima Annunziata designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. ...

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Florence celebrates the National Day of Contemporary Art

Suffering from Botticelli burnout? October 10 is the Italy-wide Giornata Nazionale del Contemporaneo (National Day of Contemporary Art). Put that Vasari book down and step into twenty-first century Florence: here are some highlights! Work from Betty Woodman. Ph. Andrea PaolettiPieces from crossover artist Betty Woodman, who primarily works

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Ghiberti’s north doors on the move

ph. Claudio Giovannini / Grande Museo del Duomo Lorenzo Ghiberti’s North Doors for Florence’s Baptistery have been under restoration at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure on via degli Alfani for ...

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20 new museum supermanagers nominated in Italy

Following an international call last year (see our reports here and here), the new “supermanagers” of Italy’s top 20 museums were announced on August 18, 2015. The group is composed of 10 men and 10 women – including 7 foreigners from the EU (3 German, 2

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Prato delle Colonne reopens in the Boboli Gardens

Il Prato delle Colonne (The Columns Lawn) in the Boboli Gardens has reopened after being cordoned off last summer for security reasons following the extreme weather conditions in March 2015 that caused remarkable damage to the entire area.   Visitors can retrace once more the seventeenth-century path that unites

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