Leonardo was the forefather of modern science. His pioneering studies established a benchmark not only for landscape painting but also for various kinds of sciences, from botany to anatomy. The Uffizi Gallery permanently displays three of his most celebrated artworks.
From 21 September 2017 until 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozi will be hosting this important and spectacular exhibition “The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna. Dedicated to the art of 16th century Florence, this exhibition will be showing over seventy works of art by 41 artists including Michelangelo, Vasari, Bronzino, Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, Giambologna, Santi di Tito and Ammannati.
This is the very first exhibit in Italy honoring the porcelains manufactured by Ginori. If you haven’t already been to the Bargello, this is an excellent reason to now do so.
Bargello Museum – until 1 October 2017.
Only 30 minutes from Florence, you will find music, good food, and a warm welcome at Papageo.
The living room of our house overlooks the garden and the Tuscan countryside that surrounds the Papageno farmhouse. It is in this room that we enjoy the voice and piano concert that will follow our welcoming refreshments
If you are fortunate to be in Florence between March 10th and July 23rd, don’t miss your chance to see “Electronic Renaissance”. The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the public to the celebrated and unchallenged master of video art – Bill Viola.
From Saturday, May 14, Forte di Belvedere will be hosting the great contemporary artist Jan Fabre, one of the most innovative and original artistic personalities with the ability to cross a variety of expressive forms.
From March 19 through July 24 2016 Palazzo Strozzi will host a large exhibition that is bringing to Florence over 100 masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. The itinerary aims to reconstruct the comparison and relationship between two sides of the Ocean through the lives of the American collectors Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.
After two years of intense restoration, arrangement and enlargement, the Opera del Duomo museum of Florence finally reopened its doors on October 19, 2015. Over 750 works of art representing 720 years of history, this new museum in Florence is the feather in the cap of a city already abundantly endowed with magnificent artwork and monuments.
Are you looking for an exhibit to visit on Mondays when the Uffizi and Accademia are closed?
The Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be holding another excellent exhibition organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi with the collaboration of the Arcidiocesi di Firenze and the support of the Banca CR Firenze.
Carlo (or Carlino) Dolci (25 May 1616 – 17 January 1686) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence, known for highly finished religious pictures, often repeated in many versions.
The paintings, sculptures, churches and chapels that today, attract visitors to Florence from all over the world and have contributed to the development of modern tourism in the region, can be linked back to Anna Maria Luisa and Gian Gastone de' Medici's encounter of June 24th and what it did for Florence.
Gherardo delle Notti is an artist whose work spans the religious genre and who fuses a Northern European sensibility for light with the demands of the Roman art market of the 17th century.
One of the highlights on many of our guided tour in Florence, Italy, is of course the incredible and symbolic Ponte Vecchio. Built in 1345, the name translates as ‘old bridge’ and it is the only surviving bridge from medieval times. Spanning the river Arno at its narrowest part, it was actually saved from destruction after the Second World War on Hitler’s personal orders, and it still stands in all its glory today. Walking over this historic bridge, you’ll notice the many jewellery shops and traditional goldsmiths; their wares dazzling in the brightly lit windows. But the Ponte Vecchio wasn’t always home to such prestigious shops…
Florence truly is a city of art and culture, so it’s no wonder that some of the most famous artists and sculptors are celebrated here, including the talented Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. If you’re keen on exploring the city, then why not take one of our private tours in Florence, and find out more about the incredible creativity that can be found within.
New card makes museum entry a breeze.
Beginning on February 14, 2011, life for tourists in Florence just got easier.
The long-awaited Florence Museum Card is now available to the public, allowing users single-entry into all civic and state-owned museums for a maximum of 72 hours (three days).
Sandro Botticelli was an enigmatic painter, a controversial figure even during his time. His works continue to intrigue us nowadays for their symbolism that seem to resist any interpretation. One of his most enigmatic subject is the Venus, goddess of love and beauty.
A visit to Florence cannot be considered completed without a tour to the Uffizi Gallery, which hosts great and important masterpieces. The Uffizi Gallery is located in a palace built by the famous Renaissance artist, architect and historian Giorgio Vasari and commissioned by Cosimo I de’Medici.
Each year, the International Handicrafts Fair has been drawing visitors from all over the world. It showcases one of Florence’s oldest and most precious treasures: its traditional crafts.
Anyone keen of food knows that Tuscany is not only a famous producer of fine wines, but also a region where is produced what is called “the green gold”, the extra virgin olive oil, one of the best in Italy.
Until October 6th 2013 the Museo delle Cappelle Medicee celebrates the figure of Giovanni, Lorenzo the Magnificent’s second son, the first Medici pope, five hundred years after his election to the Holy See.
The city’s town hall in Florence is one of the most significant public places in the whole of Italy. Located on the famous Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio is an impressive building that now functions as a museum, but still remains the symbol of the local government, as well as being the official office of the mayor.
In this atypical exhibition the Academy of Fine Arts, seat of Michelangelo's David the most widely known symbol of Florentine civic identity, displays also the less known ones: works of art originally commissioned to decorate the public buildings of Florence which housed the powers running the city: the halls of the various ‘Arti’ or Guilds, Palazzo Vecchio - once Plazzo dei Priori - and the city gates and walls.