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Heavy rain in Florence Closes Museums


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As all current visitors to Florence already know, yesterday afternoon there was heavy rain and hail in Florence, very unusual for the season. Several museums in Florence suffered damages and many closed, including the Uffizi Gallery.

All visitors who already had tickets to the Uffizi will be able to visit either today or Sunday, September 20 and 21. Anyone who cannot make use of their ticket this weekend can request a refund.

The Bargello, Accademia and Uffizi reopened yesterday afternoon after a brief temporary closure, but heavy damage to both the Museum of San Marco and to the Boboli Gardens means these two will remain closed for the next week. Palazzo Pitti suffered from many broken windows but these have already been repaired. The remaining State museums in Florence are all open regularly.

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