Mid-August at the museum stuff for tourists? No, the mid-summer party day can be an opportunity to rediscover art treasures around the corner.
The Accademia Gallery, the National Archaeological Museum, the San Marco Museum are open, where the painting “Imposition of the Baptist’s Name” by Beato Angelico returned (after being on loan to Palazzo Strozzi in the exhibition “Donatello, the Renaissance” ), Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Boboli Gardens (but not Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi). For train enthusiasts, a stop at Hzero, the miniature railway company in the former Ariston Cinema, for those who want to immerse themselves completely in art, instead, an invitation to experience the Vinci Experience in the church of Santo Stefano a Ponte. At the Bargello Museum the opportunity to admire the Salone di Donatello the conclusion of the exhibition “Donatello, The Renaissance with some changes inherited from the exhibition set-up: the director of the Bargello Museums Paola D’Agostino has in fact decided to leave the famous Donatello’s bronze David in a central position with respect to the Hall and on the pedestal that raises it to the height at which it was originally placed.
The civic museums will also be open. In addition to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and Torre d’Arnolfo, Museo Novecento, Complex of Santa Maria Novella, Torre San Niccol and Forte Belvedere (with the two exhibitions Play It Again, the personal exhibition of R di Martino and FOTOGRAFE! Developed on two locations, Forte Belvedere and Villa Bardini), the Stefano Bardini Museum, Brancacci Chapel and the Romano Foundation, thanks to a resolution approved by the municipal council.
Many are the activities proposed in the city museums by Mus.e. At Palazzo Vecchio at 10 am appointment with Biribissi, an activity for families with children between 8 and 12 years old. The proposal is taken from the ancient game of the same name: the participants are divided into teams, to be given a large game board, with a series of details taken from the decoration of Palazzo Vecchio. In the first part of each team will visit the museum independently in search of the images, while in the second part you can bet on all the details found. Also in Palazzo Vecchio, in addition to the traditional guided tours of the museum, a Vita di Corte space that will allow not only to admire the splendor of what was once the residence of Duke Cosimo I de Medici, his wife Eleonora de Toledo and their eleven children, but also to imagine the sumptuous banquets in the Great Hall and the flowered terraces as gardens and immerse yourself in the daily life of the little princes. Those who want to be able to visit the suggestive secret paths of the palace.
For those who want to take advantage of everything, Torre San Niccol, queen of the Florentine towers, open in the afternoon from 5-7.30pm with visits every half hour. All activities are by reservation.
At the Garden of the Medici Villa of Castello you can once again admire the Grotto of the animals, a real theater of the waters where the sculptures of the animals create a unique spectacle in the world in a perfect commission between artifice and nature. As always, the Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in San Salvi, the Last Supper in Sant’Apollonia and the Park of Villa Il Ventaglio are also open for free.
In Cerreto Guidi the Medici Villa will be opened, built in 1556 on the initiative of Cosimo I as a territorial garrison and comfortable residence where to find refreshment after the grandiose hunting expeditions inside the Barco Mediceo.
The Museum of Casa Vasari, the Basilica of San Francesco with the extraordinary pictorial cycle of the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca, the National Archaeological Museum “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate” with the Roman Amphitheater and with extraordinary opening also in the evening the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of the Upper Tiber Valley – Palazzo Taglieschi with accompanied visits to its twenty rooms connected by a wooden staircase in a lively and unusual succession of environments that ends in a glazed loggia with a spectacular view on the village of Anghiari.
In the province of Grosseto you can walk in the archaeological areas of Vetulonia. In Lucca at Villa Guinigi the exhibition “New studies on Matteo Civitali” has been extended, at the national museum of Palazzo Mansi you can admire the seventeenth-century Flemish tapestries that decorate the four rooms of allegories of the elements of the monumental apartments with lighting
The Napoleonic residences of Villa San Martino and the Palazzina dei Mulini will be open in Portoferraio.
The National Museum of San Matteo will remain open in Pisa, one of the most important museums in Europe in terms of medieval art which boasts a collection of medieval painted crosses among the most numerous and significant in the world. The Certosa di Calci welcomes the public with guided visits to the evocative environments rich in art and history that hosted the Carthusian order from the fourteenth to the twentieth century and with a selection of works by Igor Mitoraj.
In Pistoia it will be possible to cross the fortress of Santa Barbara, visit the permanent exhibition Fortress of water and discover the new natural architecture of the heronry, the nests of the colony of gray herons that live among the ramparts. Also in Pistoia, the public will also be able to visit the former Church of the Tau, in Monsummano Terme the house museum of the poet Giuseppe Giusti with the rooms of the digital exhibition.
In Chiusi, openings and initiatives continue for the 150th anniversary of the National Etruscan Museum.
In Prato, Palazzo Pretorio and the Palazzo Comunale will exceptionally open their doors even during the night, from 9 pm to midnight, with free access.
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August 14, 2022 | 20:29
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