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The Crucifix of the Duomo is back

The Crucifix of the Duomo is back

The Crucifix by Benedetto da Maiano was back on the main altar of the Cathedral of Florence, after a restoration which lasted four years. The restoration has found out the original polycromy which was covered during the XIX century when they wanted to give the illusion of a bronze crucifix. A new ... More

Art and Politics. Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

Art and Politics. Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

From April 8 2014 until November 2 2014 The Medici Chapels Museum of Florence dedicates an exhibition to the last years of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici’s life. The exhibit: Art and Politics. The Palatin Electress and the last season of Medici commission in the Church of San Lorenzo is organized ... More


Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino at the Strozzi Palace

Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino at the Strozzi Palace

Since March 8 2014 the Strozzi Palace of Florence will host a great exhibition: Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Divergenti vie della “maniera” (diverging ways of Manierism). It will be a great and unique opportunity of appreciating masterpieces coming from Italy and abroad of both these ... More

Uffizi Gallery: new green rooms

Uffizi Gallery: new green rooms

In the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, on the occasion of the 450 anniversary of Michelangelo’s death (February 18 1564) the rooms 33 and 34 show a new outfitting. On a sage green plaster thirty-nine statues and relieves represent the tribute Renaissance paid to the classical past. The first room ... More


The Baptistery of Florence on restoration

The Baptistery of Florence on restoration

The restoration of the Baptistery of Florence is starting and it is supported by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore for a total amount of one million and eight hundred euros. It concernes the cleaning of the marble decoration (white marble, green marble and porfiry) of the eight faces of the ... More

Baccio Bandinelli sculptor and master

Baccio Bandinelli sculptor and master

At the National Museum of Bargello in Florence (from April 9 2014 until July 13 2014) a great exhibition celebrates the sculptor and master Baccio Bandinelli (1493-1560). Vasari defines him “artist of eternal fame” and his biography in Vasari’s Vite is one of the longest, after ... More


The rooms of the Muses. Molinari Pradelli Collection at the Uffizi Gallery

The rooms of the Muses. Molinari Pradelli Collection at the Uffizi Gallery

From February 11 to May 11 2014 the Uffizi Gallery of Florence hosts the exhibition dedicated to the painting collection of Francesco Molinari Prandelli, famous musician and conductor, born in Bologna in 1911. The exhibit The rooms of the Muses. Baroque paintings from the Molinari Prandelli ... More

Treasures from Archives and Libraries at the Pitti Palace

Treasures from Archives and Libraries at the Pitti Palace

From January 28 2014 at the Sala Bianca of the Pitti Palace in Florence a great exhibition Once in your life. Treasures from Archives and Libraries of Florence. The exhibit consists of 133 pieces including documents, manuscripts, books and drawings; some of them never show before, such as a ... More


Re-cognizing Michelangelo. Buonarroti's sculpture in photography and paintings.

Re-cognizing Michelangelo. Buonarroti's sculpture in photography and paintings.

Since next 18 February 2014 celebrating the 450 Anniversary of Michelangelo’s death (18 February 1564) the Accademy Gallery hosts the exhibition Re-cognizing Michelangelo. Buonarroti’s sculpture in photography and painting from 1800’s on. Starting from the early photographic ... More

The new yellow rooms at the Uffizi

The new yellow rooms at the Uffizi

Inauguration at the Uffizi Gallery of Florence of the new yellow rooms dedicated to Baroque. Six rooms in the oldest part of the Uffizi building which belonged to 1580 and which was the space where semi-precious stone in lay works were done. 48 paintings are now displayed, coming from the storage ... More