Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card.
The Firenze Card is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to more than 30 museums, located in Florence. It costs € 50,00; you can purchase it at some of the museums and at the tourist information offices: piazza Stazione 4, via Cavour 1r (from Monday to Sunday) and online.
Purchasers of Firenze Card get into museums without waiting time - no queues! The card also enables you to use public transportation free of charge.Every card includes free access to museums and means of transportation to a second person if younger than 18 (EU citizens only).
More info www.firenzecard.it
This will be a chronological path showing the works of the two disciples of Andrea del Sarto who started from the same workshop but followed diverging, artistic life paths. With a difficult and distrustful character and Cosimo I’s favourit artist, Pontormo remained very active in Florence; Rosso worked in Tuscany very much – his best known work is the Deposition in Volterra – and then he went to France and became Francis I’s court painter.The approximately 80 works on display come from Tuscan and International museums. These works include panels, drawings, tapestries.
On the occasion of this exhibition, there will be the presentation of the large altarpiece called The Visitation by Pontormo, completely restored.
The fairy-tale shoemaker is Salvatore Ferragamo, because his story has mythical aspects and looks like a miracle. When we were children, we listened to many fairy tales on shoes, who produced them with his work, shoemakers’ workshops. Let’s put together these two things and we will have a new exhibition at the Ferragamo Museum.
The amazing Shoemaker. Fairy tales and legends on shoes and shoemakers is open at the Ferragamo Museum and, as if by magic, shows fairy tales and manuscripts on shoes.
It is like a series of sensations connected to each other, with many suggestions which make us dream and let our imagination run free.
From Cinderella to The Showmaker’s Prodigious Wife by Garcia Lorca, many volumes and manuscripts; twelve art house films, shoes of all time and coming from various Florentine museums, besides creations by Salvatore Ferragamo, made for female movie stars and permanently exhibited in Santa Trinita Square.
For this exhibition and inspired by the subjects suggested, a few artists, poets and film makers have produced new fairy tales and short films, which form an important part of the exhibition.
Artists coming from many countries and many different periods, from Giambologna to Mimmo Paladino, are represented with works on the subject of shoes.
An exhibition all to be discovered and admired with amazement and curiosity.
The exhibition will take place from the 19th of April to the 31st of March 2014. It is open 10 to 7:30pm and admission tickets cost € 6,00.
From May 2nd to 31st Palazzo Vecchio is open every day from 9am to 12 am, except on Thursday (9 am to 2 pm). It means that you can have a nice dinner out in Florence, then wandering around the city center, maybe eating ice-cream, and then you can visit the beautiful rooms and apartments of Palazzo Vecchio.
The Muse dei Ragazzi inside the Palazzo organizes evening guided visits to hidden rooms and paths within the building. Tours are unfortunately in Italian and take place on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm