World War II Military Cemeteries

AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY About 5 miles south of Florence on the way to Siena, near Falciani. Open daily from 9a.m.-5p.m. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 055 2020020   BRITISH COMMONWEALTH CEMETERY Situated about 4 miles east of Florence on the Arezzo road (Girone). Open daily from 8a.m.-4:30p.m.   CASTIGLIONE – SOUTH AFRICAN …

Carlo Dolci on Display

  After the restoration of 33 works by Carlo Dolci, the Palatine Gallery is hosting an exhibition on the famous Florentine painter until November 15. The exhibit provides an opportunity to deepen knowledge of Dolci’s painterly technique, which included a range of highly original methods, such as the application of gold dust to create a …

Uffizi Archeologia

by Marine Le Canne “Museums in windows? No, thank you!” With this slogan, the Uffizi becomes even more social. In September, the Uffizi will launch a new project in order to enhance its archaeological section with the hashtag #uffiziarcheologia by Christian Barandoni and Fabrizio Paolucci. The Department of Classical Antiquities at the Uffizi Gallery promotes …

At the Medici Table : Palazzo Pitti’s Cucinone reopened

  The restoration of the Medici kitchens, the so-called cucinone, has been completed and is open to public only through guided visits by the personnel of the Palatine Gallery from Tuesday to Sunday (10:30–11:30 a.m. and 3:30–4:40 p.m.). The restoration had begun earlier this year and cost approximately €100,000.   The cucinone was built in …

The Fruits of the Earth

by Marine Le Canne The exhibition “Fruits of the Earth” by Italian painter Arturo Tosi is on display until Nov. 8 at the Gallery of Modern Art at the Palazzo Pitti. The collection is devoted the artist’s still life paintings, the theme of the showcase is described as, “nature as the artist’s model.” The exhibition …

The Power of Myth

by Marine Le Canne   The exhibition “The Power of Myth: Projects for the Facade of San Lorenzo, from Michelangelo to the Contest of 1900” is on display at the Casa Buonarroti Museum until October 30. “Power of Myth” displays all the attempts made at completing the facade of the San Lorenzo Church. When Michelangelo …

FS Introduce Trains to Papal Villas

  Tourists that visit the Vatican will now be able to take a train to locations formerly closed to the public, thanks to an agreement between the Vatican Museums and Italy’s state railway carrier. This will include the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and papal villas outside of Rome. The train service will take visitors from the …