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Secret passage in Pitti Palace

Perhaps not everyone knows about the existence of a corridor that starts from Palazzo Pitti performes concludes near the Galileo Tribune in the Specola Museum. This architectural space was to be the “appendix” of the famous corridor of the “Prince” or Vasarian. We are talking about the so -called Pocciantini corridor, it was made by Pasquale Poccianti in 1820 to allow Ferdinand III to have a connection with the adjacent Palazzo Pitti, thus creating an uninterrupted route that allowed him to arrive at Palazzo Vecchio through the Vasarian corridor.

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Crucifix Gallino it’s Made by Michelangelo?

The Crucifix Gallino (after the surname of the Turin antiquarian who sold it to the Italian state in 2008) is a little wooden sculpture (41.3×39.7 cm) representing the crucifixion of Jesus, who remains without the cross, dated to around 1495-1497 and attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti. Despite the original allusion to linden wood, the piece is …

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Secrets Apartment in Palazzo Vecchio..

“The opening to citizens of historic spaces such as the apartment of the Governor Bettino Ricasoli and the rooms of Florence Capital is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with the history of the city. For this reason, we wanted to propose a calendar of events offering the opportunity to explore the political history of Florence through these often little-known rooms.

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Michelangelo’s David restoration…

Michelangelo’s “David” is a Renaissance masterwork and one of the most recognizable sculptures in art history. The artist’s extraordinary talent and passion are reflected in the story of its creation, which is intriguing. The city of Florence commissioned the famed artist Michelangelo Buonarroti to make a statue of David, a biblical hero who defeated the giant Goliath with a single stone, in the early 16th century.

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Michelangelo’s Secrets Room…

The so-called “Michelangelo’s secret room” will be open to the public on November 15th, a small room housed in the complex of the Medici Chapel Museum in Florence that displays studies and drawings ascribed to the famed Renaissance painter and sculptor. The room had been neglected for years and had never been seen until now: it is believed that Michelangelo Buonarroti secretly stayed there for a few months in 1530, sketching some of his works on the walls.