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San Marco altarpiece returns to museum

The painting was restored as part of the commemorations surrounding the museum’s 150th anniversary this year.

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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.

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Neptune Fountain restored

Bartolomeo Ammannati’s Fountain of Neptune in Florence’s piazza della Signoria has been restored after two years of intense work, including an overhaul of the water pump system.

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New Sacristy renovations completed

The renovations included a dedicated revamp of the space's lighting system.

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Verrocchio sculpture restored

The restoration is the first scientific-conservation survey ever carried out on the bronze sculpture.

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Record numbers for the Uffizi

 The Uffizi Galleries announced record numbers in 2018 in terms of visitors and revenue.

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Medici gem collection at the Archeological Museum

The new display showcases 432 gems in the 2,300-piece collection

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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

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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

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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.

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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 the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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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