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May 23rd, 2018

Welcome Cocktail

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Via del Proconsolo, 4

The Welcome Cocktail will take place in the extraordinary Museo Nazionale del Bargello, that is sits in the ancient Palazzo Podestà, from 1865 the first National Italian Museum dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance art.

During that same year the most important Renaissance sculptures were brought to the Palazzo, including masterpieces by Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Cellini, most of which came from the Medici grand-ducal collection.  The museum is also enriched with superb examples of bronzes, majolica, waxes, glazed pottery, medals, ivories, tapestries, seals and textiles, also from the Medici collection, convents and private collections.

 

May 24th, 2018

Gala Dinner

Palazzo Vecchio – Salone dei Cinquecento

Piazza della Signoria

The Italian Association is proud to welcome you at the Gala Dinner event held at the Salone dei Cinquecento exclusively opened for this event with the permission of the Firenze Council.

Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Arnolfo Di Cambio, has been the symbol of the civic power of Firenze for over seven centuries and it is located in the heart of city in Piazza della Signoria.

It was built between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth century to house the city’s supreme governing body, the Priori delle Arti and the Gonfalonier of Justice.

The Salone dei Cinquecento was built from 1494 during the Republic of Fra Girolamo Savonarola. In the hall there are very important and famous frescoes and decoration that makes the Salone the largest and most important room in terms of artistic and historical value inside the palace. The walls are decorated by two of the main artists of the Renaissance: Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti.

 

 

May 25th, 2018

Uffizi Gallery

Loggia degli Uffizi

Designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings from the Middle Ages to the Modern period.

The museum is organized as a long labyrinth of rooms with amazing works of art displayed roughly in chronological order along a U-shaped Renaissance building.

The gallery hosts some absolute masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish).

Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

 

 

May 25th, 2018

Goodbye Lunch

Palazzo Gondi

Via dè Gondi, n° 2

Palazzo Gondi is in Piazza San Firenze, separated from Palazzo Vecchio by Via de’ Gondi and is just a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery.

It was built in 1490 under design by Giuliano Sangallo, for the banker Giuliano Gondi the Elder.

The architect was inspired by other major works of stately buildings in the city, such as Palazzo Medici  and Palazzo Strozzi.

Here was the studio of the notary Ser Piero da Vinci, Leonardo’s father. Leonardo da Vinci frequented this house, and according to tradition, it was just here that he painted the Mona Lisa.

Palazzo Gondi has different floors with unique cellar where the wine was conserved, in the first main floor there is a magnificant Salone that hold the biggest chimney of Europe and the upper floor of the Appartamento where you can find the most amazing terrace of Firenze with a 360° overview all over the city.

Special opening just for high top level events.