Top Art Exhibits in Florence in 2024

From classical to contemporary art, famous galleries and beautifully curated venues, Florence offers a range of art exhibits throughout the year. Here we explore the best art exhibits in Florence in 2024: classical statues at the Uffizi Gallery, Art Nouveau at the Innocenti Museum and contemporary artists’ exhibitions at Palazzo Strozzi and Museo Novecento. LAST… Read more »

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Competition Panels by Brunelleschi and Gioberti for Florence Baptistry

There are two bronze panels at the Bargello Museum in Florence that deserve every visitor’s full attention. They’re small and as a result can be easily overlooked, dwarfed by the great statues in the vast Donatello’s Hall. But they are well worth a closer look, as you’re in the presence of two artworks that defined… Read more »

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Frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi in Santa Croce Church, Florence

The frescoes by Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi are one of the highlights of Santa Croce Church in Florence. Here we’ll explore in details the series of frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi, that are in the right transept of the Baroncelli Chapel. These frescoes depict scenes from the ‘Life of the Virgin Mary’ and include the “Annunciation to… Read more »

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Frescoes by Giotto in Santa Croce Church, Florence

The Gothic Santa Croce Church in Florence contains some of Giotto’s most famous frescoes, painted around 1320-25, when he was already a famous and much in-demand artist. Depicting scenes from the “Life of Saint Francis” (in the Bardi Chapel) and “Lives of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist” (Peruzzi Chapel), this series… Read more »

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Santissima Annunziata Square in Florence

The Square of Santissima Annunziata in Florence is located a few steps from the Duomo. You can reach it through the Medieval street Via de’ Servi, that connects it to the Cathedral Square. Nearby there are many places to eat and drink, but Piazza SS Annunziata itself feels quite empty compared to other Florentine piazze;… Read more »

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Michelangelo’s Secret Room in Florence opens to public

Over fifty years after its discovery, Michelangelo’s Secret Room in Florence is now open to the public. From 15th November 2023 small groups will be able to access the room hidden below the Medici Chapels, where Michelangelo Buonarroti is believed to have hid during the persecution of the Medici family in 1530. What’s special about… Read more »

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8 Artworks you have to see at the Bargello Museum, Florence

The Bargello Museum in Florence is a must-visit for anyone who loves sculpture. Here you can discover how this medium developed in Florence, thanks to an impressive collection from early Renaissance to Mannerist works. The highlights of the Bargello include Donatello masterpieces, showing the new techniques and sensibility that changed the course of art history…. Read more »

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Where to see Contemporary Art in Florence

Florence is famous for Renaissance art, and around town you find it on every corner. Statues, museums, fountains that remind you you’re in the place where the Renaissance was born. But what if you’re into Contemporary Art? Here you’ll find the top Museums and Galleries to enjoy contemporary and modern art in Florence. Contemporary and… Read more »

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Legend of the True Cross fresco cycle

Art critics don’t agree on much, but the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca is a happy exception. It’s regularly slated as one of the greatest series of frescoes of all time. But you don’t need to be well versed in Renaissance art to appreciate Piero della Francesca’s work. Its beauty, drama… Read more »

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