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Former Ariston cinema homes HZERO model railway museum

The recently launched museum orients around its giant centerpiece, a 280-square metre-railway model that’s one of the largest in Europe.

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Free entry to state museums on first Sunday of each month returns

From April 3, free access to state museums and parks every first Sunday of the month.

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Historic map room reopens at the Uffizi

The Terrace of the Geographic Maps has reopened at the Uffizi after a 20-year closure, with the brief exception of an exhibition on Leonardo’s Tavola Doria in 2014.     ...

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Palazzo del Bargello restored

The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone ...

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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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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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Four-legged friends in Florence’s museums

  Ancient Egyptian cats, Renaissance hunting hounds, Futurist horses galloping wildly: no matter the era, no matter the style, pets have been a mainstay across cultures and their artistic expressions ...

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An Uffizi without lineups

A new algorithm developed by Henry Muccini at the University of L'Aquila resolves the historic problem of the Uffizi lineup.

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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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Your complete guide to museums in Florence

We phoned them all so you don’t have to. This spring, have a Stendhal Syndrome moment (or a few) with this complete guide to museums and monuments in Florence. It’s time to ...

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“My beautiful San Giovanni”: Florence Baptistery

In his ‘Divine Comedy’, Dante described the building as “my beautiful San Giovanni,” yet he was not the only famous Florentine to be baptised here.

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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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‘The frigid and the torrid intertwined’

There are plenty of Italophile Englishmen to study, but, if you find yourself passionately craving information about the Arts and Crafts movement, historic-house museums or early twentieth-century men's moustaches (all of which are perfectly reasonable), you might very well turn to Herbert Percy Horne (1864-1916) to

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American gardens in Florence

At the end of the nineteenth century, the hills around Florence were filled with abandoned villas whose aristocratic owners had gone bankrupt, lost interest, or moved on to Rome when it became the capital of the newly unified Italy. In his 1909 book, Italian Hours, Henry James observed, ‘if

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Weaving In and Out

‘Mediterranean weaving—fabric as a dictionary of economic, cultural and social relations.’ This rather ponderous title introduces a fascinating exhibition at the Museo del Tessuto in Prato comparing the different textile ...

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