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In the Red Rooms at the Uffizi, or at the Ammannati courtyard at the Pitti Palace, at the Silver Museum, at the Bargello, Accademia Gallery or Medici Chapels or even in the Vasari Corridor… how about hosting a dinner party in one of these settings? Or a cocktail party, concert or play? How about a […]

caravaggio-medusa2

Visitors to the Uffizi today we’re surprised to see Caravaggio’s Medusa along with the rest of the paintings housed in Hall 81 in a different hall than expected. Yesterday, in fact, staff at the Uffizi were hard at work moving the works of art during the one day of the week the museum is closed […]

Niccolò Cassana - Portrait of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de' Medici

On Tuesday, June 25, the new exhibition dedicated to the Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici will open at the Uffizi as well as 6 new rooms dedicated to “Modern Mannerism”. The new spaces include 17 for exhibitions and 6 as part of the main collection of the Uffizi. The new rooms are found after the […]

Veneziano - St- Lucia di Magnoli Altarpiece

June 24 is the feast day for Florence’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist, and this year it falls on a Monday, day the the Uffizi is generally closed. But thanks to a special project financed by the Ministry of Italy’s Cultural Patrimony, the Uffizi will have a special opening on June 24, open all […]

bambini-stranieri

A few days ago, the new minister for Italy’s Cultural Patrimony and Activities Massimo Bray (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali) extended the right of free entry to Italian state museums and historical sites to all non-EU minors under 18 years old. This is wonderful news: up to now, all EU minors under […]

uffizi-terrace

After great success last year, the “Aperitivi ad Arte” or “cocktails with art” initiative returns to the Uffizi this summer. Starting next Thursday, June 6 and every Thursday until September 25, you will be able to visit the Uffizi after normal closing hours from 7 to 10 pm. Enjoy cocktails in the terrace overlooking Piazza […]

Uffizi: sala pittori romani

The New Uffizi project continues its movement forward with the completion of the set-up of two more new rooms which are now open to the public. The new rooms are Room 68 dedicated to art in Rome during the first half of the 1500s and Room 71 that has works of art by Correggio. Both […]

Night at the Museum 2013

As part of the Night at the Museum initiative taking place across Europe this Saturday, May 18, the Uffizi Gallery will be open from 7pm to 1am with free entrance! Last entrance is at 12:30am. Other museums in Florence also open for Night at the Museum (same hours as above): – Accademia Gallery – Palatine […]

Madonna con Bambino

Visitors to the Uffizi Gallery on Saturdays can now take advantage of visiting the current exhibition “Norma e Capriccio” with a guide, for free! Until May 25th, every Saturday at 10.00, 11.30, 14.30 and 16.00 everyone with a ticket to the Uffizi Gallery can participate in the free educational tour of the exhibition organised by […]

Site of car bomb in 1993

On the 20th anniversary of the bomb disaster of Via dei Georgofili, the Superintendent of the Polo Museale Fiorentino , Cristina Acidini and the Director of the Uffizi, Antonio Natali, have decided to have a special opening of the Uffizi Gallery free of charge. On Sunday May 26, 2013 the museum will remain open until […]