Tag Archives: free entry

upcoming events: march 2015

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, so the old saying goes (very old, apparently–The Guardian says it dates back to the 17th century!). Luckily for us, this month never lets up on free activities to welcome the start of spring. I don’t know about you, but after this winter I’ll […]

Photo by Moggi for Florence Design Week

upcoming events: april 2014

Can someone tell me if there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel? I, who thought had made it through the season unscathed by illness, was brought down by a killer head cold and a final stateside snow storm this week (hence the delay in posting – apologies!). So, in addition to hot tea […]

Archive Photo of Rodolfo Siviero from l'Unita

real monuments men: touring casa rodolfo siviero

Art historians don’t have it easy. When I’ve previously told people that I went to school for art history, I’ve gotten everything from eye rolls that imply “You pretentious snob!” to an unequivocal “Boring!” and finally, finishing with my favorite, “…But what do you do?” President Obama even got his digs in when he recently advised […]

free museums for residents in 2014

Domenica del Fiorentino is back for 2014! As we reported last year, there’s one Sunday almost every month when Florence’s civic museums encourage residents to see what’s in their own backyard.  It starts this Sunday, January 12, when you can gain free entry to the Palazzo Vecchio (including the Torre di Arnolfo), the Stefano Bardini Museum, the Fondazione Salvatore Romano Museum, the Santa […]

Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel, 1425

free museums monthly in 2013

      *Updated for 2014 here! This Sunday,  January 13th, you can gain free entry to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Stefano Bardini Museum, the Fondazione Salvatore Romano Museum, the Santa Maria Novella Museum, and the Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine. Let’s just let that list sink in for a second. Some of Florence’s most crowded and […]

beheading of st. john the baptist from evanscoxfamily on flickr

il chiostro dello scalzo

There’s nothing Hannah and I love more than a creepy tomb, peculiar work of art, or good conspiracy theory. Considering we’ve already covered our favorite cemetery and the graves of some famous artists, you should be fair warned of our love for the slightly ghoulish. Luckily Mannerist forerunner Andrea del Sarto also had an affinity for […]