3 Great Exhibitions in Florence this Autumn

If you’re visiting Florence this Autumn 2022, don’t miss out on some awesome exhibitions that enrich the city’s cultural offering this year. You have the chance to explore the puzzling world of Escher, the complex visions of contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson, and the works of one of the most iconic photographers of the last century,… Read more »

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Why is the Uffizi Gallery famous?

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of Italy’s most renowned and revered museums. It’s chiefly famous for hosting the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art in the world, including the ‘Big’ names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and Titian. The Uffizi, with more than 4 million visitors a year, is the… Read more »

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7 Unmissable Museums in Florence

Florence has its share of must-see museums. The world-famous Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery, with iconic works by Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. The Bargello, that mecca of sculpture-lovers. The grand Palazzo Pitti. And the intimate San Marco Museum. And for those in the know, it also has some lesser known museums that are remarkable in… Read more »

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Top 10 Florence art museums

Florence is all about the art. A place where museums compete for your attention at every turn. But where do you go first? And what should you see when you’re inside? Here we give you a quick and easy guide to what museums you should hit when you’re in town. Top 10 Florence Art Museums… Read more »

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The Uffizi opens 14 new Rooms

“It’s like a new museum has been opened inside the Uffizi”, says the director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt. 104 paintings, 14 rooms, 1.100 square meters. These are the numbers of the latest renovation works at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The new rooms were inaugurated on 29th May 2019. Displayed inside these beautifully renovated… Read more »

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The Magi Chapel – Fresco cycle in Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

The Chapel in Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence was lavishly frescoed by Renaissance painter Benozzo Gozzoli between 1459 and 1461. Its fresco cycle “Procession of the Magi” is famous for its decorative details and because it portrays some members of the Medici family. The fresco covers three walls from top to bottom, showing smartly dressed… Read more »

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My secret Florence – Hidden gems in the city of the Renaissance

Florence is full of hidden gems. Special squares, local restaurants, and authentic markets that’ll give you a glimpse of the real Florence. These are places that aren’t on the well-trodden tourist trail, and are all the more memorable because of it. After years spent exploring the city’s many secret wonders, I have a list of… Read more »

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Florence in a day – How to spend the perfect day in Florence

If you only have time to see Florence in a day, you don’t want to waste it leafing through a guidebook wondering where to go. So we’ve created a list of essential sights and put them together into a walking friendly guide. This way you can see a little of everything that matters. It takes… Read more »

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Florence Baptistry and the Gate of Paradise

In Piazza del Duomo, right in front of the imposing Cathedral, stands the exquisite Baptistry, one of the oldest religious buildings in Florence. It’s a wonderful example of Florentine Romanesque style, based on rationality and geometry. Inside its magnificent gates is a lavish interior with precious medieval mosaics and some important pieces of Florentine history…. Read more »

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“Adoration of the Magi” – Botticelli paints the Medici

The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli is one of the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Painted between 1475-78, it’s the work that propelled the young artist into the Medici circle. if you look closely, you’ll discover that many figures in this religious scene are none other than members of the Medici family…. Read more »

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