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Accademia Gallery – new setting

The Galleria dell’Accademia features the redevelopment of the so-called Hall of the Colossus (which takes its name from the chalk of an ancient statue, one of the Dioscuri of Monte Cavallo,no longer present in the gallery). The great altarpiece painted in 1500 by Pietro Perugino for the high altar of the church of the Benedictine abbey of Vallombrosa, depicting the...

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New setting of 127 self portraits along the Vasari Corridor

The Vasari Corridor has re-opened to the public after a period of re-organisation of the paintings. There are now 127 self-portraits by Italian and foreign artists from the Uffizi archives on display there. Visitors will see more recent works such as the famous “Afternoon in Fiesole” by Baccio Maria Bacci and “The Autocaffè” by Giacomo Balla up to...

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Ferdinando de’ Medici: collector and patron of the Arts

UFFIZI GALLERY from June 26 2013  to January 6 3014 To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Ferdinand de’ Medici (1663-1713), the Galleria degli Uffizi is planning to devote a celebratory exhibition to this key figure who was one of the most important collectors and patrons of the arts in the entire history of the Medici Grand Dukes of...

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Amid Medici Splendour: Pope Leo X and Florence

EXHIBITION AT THE MEDICI CHAPELS, from March 25 to October 10 2013 (Florence) The Museo delle Cappelle Medicee is celebrating the figure of Pope Leo X, the first Medici pope, five hundred years after his election to the Holy See. Taking a Florentine’s eye view, the exhibition tracks the life of Giovanni, Lorenzo the Magnificent’s second son, from his birth in...

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Luxury and Elegance – Silver Museum

LUXURY AND ELEGANCE : PORCELAIN OF THE FRENCH COURT AND THE  GINORI FACTORY (1800-1830) Silver Museum of Palazzo Pitti – Florence (19 March to 23 June 2013) The exhibition Luxury and elegance is dedicated to the first thirty years of activity of the Ginori factory, a Europe-wide phenomenon thanks to the intense exchanges that characterized the first three decades...

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HAPPY 2013!!

HAPPY 2013, FELICE NUOVO ANNO 2013!!! A presto,...

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Firenze “Florens 2012”

Sabato 3 novembre apre a Firenze Florens 2012, Biennale internazionale dei Beni culturali e ambientali, che per dieci giorni, fino all’11 novembre, animerà i luoghi più belli della città. Sabato alle 15 sarà inaugurata la monumentale installazione che l’artista Mimmo Paladino ha concepito per Florens 2012. Una croce gigantesca di 80×50 metri, ideata appositamente per...

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An Olive garden at the Duomo

In Piazza San Giovanni an installation of urban decor will come to life with over 70 olive trees, arranged in a checkerboard, in harmony with the lines of the Baptistery and the Piazza. The olive tree, a plant typical of the Tuscan landscape, also refers the Scriptures, evoking the garden of Gethsemane. From the tree comes the primordial hut behind the architecture of...

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