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.
The Uffizi Galleries have come into possession of four Renaissance sketches, one of which depicts a horse from behind and once belonged to Jackie Kennedy, wife of former US President John F. Kennedy. The four sketches, two by Foggini and two by seventeenth-century painter Baldassare Franceschini (usually known as Volterrano), were acquired on […]
The Uffizi Galleries have acquired The Expulsion of Hagar by the 19th-century Florentine painter Giuseppe Bezzuoli. The oil painting will be among 100 works in an exhibition dedicated to Bezzuoli, which opens at the Uffizi on April 2. The Expulsion of Hagar depicts an episode from the Book of Genesis, in which Abraham sends […]
Seventy new benches have been installed in the Uffizi, each designed to sit five people. Sturdy but comfortable, they are made of wood and leather in a style that is contemporary but sympathetic with the gallery’s Vasarian architecture. They can be found under every window on the second floor, having replaced the old seats that […]
While the eyes of the world are fixated on the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 2019 also marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cosimo I de’ Medici. The second Medici duke was instrumental in stabilizing Medici rule after the collapse of the Florentine Republic. A quincentenary shines a direct […]