September 3, 2014

Florence Cathedral museum expansion

The Museum of the Cathedral in Florence is about to see the start of a six year restoration and enlargement project that will see the museum double in size and therefore allow many more treasures to come out from under wraps. To quote from the Italian News Agency piece: Florence’s Museum of the Works of […]

Verona Opera Festival 2011 – seating plan changes

Well, OK, of limited interest for sure, but if you are visiting the Verona Opera Festival this year then this may well affect your ticket choice. The best seats in the house are known as Poltronissime Gold, and for 2011 some new sections have been reclassified as ‘golden’. A full seating plan, with details of […]

Florence – more exhibitions see their run extended

Following the announcement that the Caravaggio exhibitions running in Florence have seen their runs extended into 2011 comes news that two other Florence art exhibitions have also been extended. ‘Parigi val bene una messa’ (official site link) at the Medici Chapels, due to close on November the 2nd has now been extended until the 16th […]

Florence – Caravaggio exhibition(s) extended into 2011

Well, we could show you the fax from the Florence office of State Museums, but that’s about it …. nowhere online (not even on the official site) is there a mention of the fact that the Caravaggio-themed exhibitions currently running in Florence, initially due to finish in October 2010, have been extended to run until […]

New availability for the Last Supper

Just added some new tickets and tour dates for October and November 2010 – 20th October, 6th November and 20th November – book now for viewings of Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tweet about it

High resolution images from the Uffizi Gallery

To quote from a piece in the UK’s Daily Telegraph: The company put Leonardo’s “Last Supper” online three years ago, but the technology has advanced since then. Today, it shows details up to a hundredth of a millimetre. The technology entails taking hundreds of pictures of tiny portions of the artwork and then combining them […]

Rome, exhibition – The Eagle and the Dragon

Rome, Curia Iulia (Roman Forum) Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6 ‘I due imperi. L’aquila e il dragone’ 8th October 2010 – 9th January 2011 Seven days a week, 08.30 AM – 18.30 PM until the 24th of October, then 08.30 AM – 16.30 PM. Closed 25th December and 1st of January Having run for six […]

Visiting St Peters tomb, the Vatican Necropolis (Scavi)

Tickitaly can reserve your tickets for the Vatican. But not for the Scavi Tour. Read on. As with requests to take part in a Papal Audience, gaining a place on a Scavi tour also takes some faith. And patience. But that seems only right. There is slight confusion as to how often the tours run, […]

How to take part in a Papal Audience at the Vatican

You cannot organise taking part in a Papal Audience online … no email, just nice old fashioned post or yesterday’s technology, fax. Neither does it cost anything. To quote from the Vatican’s own site, then: Important Notice: TICKETS ARE ENTIRELY FREE and can be picked up at the ticket office located just inside the Bronze […]

Gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome

If you’re in Rome and visiting the Borghese Gallery, do try to leave some time for visiting the gardens there. They form the second largest public park in Rome, covering as they do almost one hundred and fifty acres, much of which was remodelled in the formal English style during the 19th century. The gardens […]