The selfportraits collection of the Uffizi Gallery

This July began with the opening of 12 new rooms of the Uffizi Gallery that house the selfportrait section. The extraordinary exhibition presents 255 works from the rich collection of selfportraits, previously exhibited in the Vasari Corridor.

The collection was started by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici in the 17th century and has never been interrupted since then. In fact, it is the largest, oldest, and most important collection of self-portraits in the world.

The selfportraits are exhibited in 12 new rooms on the first floor of the Gallery, characterized by a splendid bright pink, which wants to allude to Cardinal Leopoldo’s robe, whose statue welcomes visitors.

The works will be exhibited in rotation so that all the masterpieces in the collection can be admired, as well as for necessary conservation constraints. The current exhibition also features 36 selfportraits of women who have made a great contribution to the history of art.

Visit Florence with children: meet the Renaissance Super-Heroes of Florence

Are you coming to Florence with your family and children? Would you like to discover more about Florence and its magnificent Renaissance art? We have a created a family-friendly walking tour to visit Florence and meet the Renaissance super-heroes. Here some of the super-artists you meet during our Florence walking tour. Continue reading “Visit Florence with children: meet the Renaissance Super-Heroes of Florence”

The Card Players, the Vasari Corridor and the Georgofili Bombing

I giocatori di carte di Bartolome Manfredi

It’s been 25 years since the terrorist attack happened in Florence in the night between May 26th and 27th, just few steps away from the Uffizi Gallery. The attack was carried out by the Sicilian Mafia and killed 5 persons, injured 40 people and damaged many works of art. One of those is The Card Players by Bartolomeo Manfredi. Continue reading “The Card Players, the Vasari Corridor and the Georgofili Bombing”