Uffizi on Top in Social Networks

The Uffizi Museum made it to hit over 100.000 followers on its Instagram profile ‘UffiziGalleries’. One of the top Italian museums in number of followers, the Uffizi even competes with the top contemporary art museums such as the Venice Peggy Guggenheim that has 147.000 followers. On Twitter, the Uffizi is second only to the Milan …

Gucci Museum Reopens after Re-styling

The Gucci Museum reopened with a new look designed by the brand creative director Alessandro Michele last month. Located on Piazza della Signoria, the museum spans three floors of the historic Mercanzia Palace right on the side of Palazzo Vecchio and is divided into three sections. On the ground floor is the boutique selling limited …

Monthly Fireworks

The city of Florence announced last January that from January to June each 24th of the month there will be one minute of fireworks. The fireworks taking place on June 24 on occasion of the celebration of Florence’s patron saint Saint John the Baptist will be as long as usual.   The initiative, called Aspettando …

Council Increases Investment in Culture

Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella announced last month that the City Council will invest €19 million for maintenance of historic sites and 40 million for promoting cultural events. The objective of the Council is repeating the successes of 2017, with Florence being named the best city for cultural events by the prestigious Artribune Magazine.   …

Uffizi and Archaeological Museum Now Twins

Starting from March 1, the ticket for the Uffizi Gallery Museum complex will also allow entrance to the Archaeological Museum.   The announcement of the 5-year renewable agreement between the two museums came last month as part of a plan for the enhancement of the Florence Archaeological Museum, which also includes the devolution of 2,5% …

Baptistery for Free for Residents

Entrance ticket to the Baptistery was abolished last month for all Florentines and all residents of the province of Florence. To access the religious building, which has the status of a minor basilica, it is now enough to show a document indicating residency in the city, or in the province, of Florence. Until last month, …

Top Leonardo Expert Dies

Italy’s top expert on Leonardo da Vinci, Carlo Pedretti, died last month in his home in Pistoia just one day before turning 90. By the age of 13, Pedretti could already write left handed and read backwards as Leonardo did. He published his first articles on Leonardo at 16, hitting the headlines of Italy’s most …

Santo Ficara and Il Ponte Present Mondino

Exhibit begins Feb. 24 The contemporary art galleries Santo Ficara and Il Ponte are presenting two exhibitions on sculptor and painter Aldo Mondino. The exhibit coincides with the inauguration of the new location for the Santo Ficara gallery. After putting together over the years has a group of works made by the artist between 1963 …