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Chiostrino dei Morti reopens in Santa Maria Novella

Chiostrino dei Morti reopens in Santa Maria Novella

In Florence, at the splendid complex of the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Chiostrino dei Morti reopens to public, after a 13 year restoration. The ancient little cloister, built on the ancient cemetery of the friars, belong to 1270 and is one on the several cloisters of the Dominican ... More

Restoration of the Porta della Mandorla of the florentine Duomo

Restoration of the Porta della Mandorla of the florentine Duomo

After a ten year restoration the Porta della Mandorla, the most famous of the seven doors of the Cathedral of Florence, is visible again. The reastoration has also included a large part of the left hand side of the Duomo, about 700 square metres. The Porta della Mandorla (Almond door, because of ... More


Renaissance majolica at the Bargello

Renaissance majolica at the Bargello

The National Museum Bargello of Florence presents the exihibition Fabulae pictae. Mith and history in Renaissance majolica, a selection of precious Renaissance majolica pieces ornated with figures. Some of them belonged to the Medici collection of the Bargello and some others belonged to Italian ... More

Uffizi Gallery - Opening new rooms

Uffizi Gallery - Opening new rooms

The Uffizi Gallery of Florence is going to open a new section. By June ten new rooms at the first floor of the museum will be ready for visitors. The new rooms, located at the piano nobile of the building built in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari will be arranged for showing the paintings of the 1500 ... More


Festival del Gelato

Festival del Gelato

In Florence, until next Sunday May 27 2012, the Third Edition of the Festival del Gelato (Festival of Icecream). In the central Republic Square you will assist at a fresh, delicious competition among producers . You can taste and have your icecream thinking that you are also do something good for ... More

The 75th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

The 75th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

From May 4 2012 until 10 June 2012 the 75th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ( Florentine Music Festival) opens with Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, directed by Eike Gramss., Orchestra director Zubin Metha who this year is going to celebrate his 50 anniverary on the Florentine music stand. The Maggio ... More


Artisanate and Palace

Artisanate and Palace

From May 11 2012 to May 13 2012 in Florence the XVIII Edition of Artisanate and Palace will take place at the Garden of the Villa Corsini al Prato, Via della Scale 115. Some of the most famous artisans will show their handmade items. The alabaster objects by Giorgio Pecchioni, the precious ... More

 Week of Culture 2012

Week of Culture 2012

14th Edition of the Week of Culture April 14 – 22 2012. Free entrance in the state museums of Florence and a great opportunity for appreciating the rich Italian historical and artistic heritage, visiting museums villas, archeological sites, archives and libraries. The Cultural week offers a ... More


Da Fattori al Novecento

Da Fattori al Novecento

At Villa Bardini in Florence the exhibition “Da Fattori al Novecento. Opere inedite dalla Collezione Roster, Del Greco, OLschki” (From Giovanni Fattori to 1900. Unpublished works from Roster, Del Greco Olschki Collection) is on until November 4 2012. The exibit consists of 48 ... More

The Tribune of the Uffizi Gallery reopens

The Tribune of the Uffizi Gallery reopens

Since last June 24 2012 (feast of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of Florence) the Tribune by Buontalenti, wonder room of the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, was reopened. This octagonal space, built for Francesco I de’Medici in 1584, was closed since 2009 for a long restoration supported by ... More