Temporary Opening of the Contini Bonacossi Collection
Starting Thursday, November 14 and up to December 19, 2013, the Contini Bonacossi Collection of the Uffizi Gallery will be open for free guided visits. The collection is one of the most important from the 19th century, which in 1969, the Italian State purchased a part destined to the Uffizi Gallery.
It is an exceptional opportunity to see about 50 works of art set up in a palace just behind the Uffizi, between via Lambertesca and Chiaddo Baroncelli, that is normally closed to the public.
You can admire furniture, ceramics and masterpieces of European painters and sculptors from the 13th to the 16th centuries, with works by Andrea del Castagno, Giovanni Bellini, Girolamo Savoldo, El Greco, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velasquez and Francisco Goya. Read more about the collection here.
The guided visits are offered by the competent members of the assistants of the Uffizi’s staff, and made possible with the collaboration of the Friends of the Uffizi.
Visits are planned at 2:15pm and 4pm every Thursday only upon reservation. Groups will be composed of a maximum of 15 people. Visitors should meet right outside Entrance #1 of the Uffizi (near the entrance to San Pier Scheraggio) about 15 minutes before the visit.
To participate, book your visit at +39-055-285610 any time between Tuesday and Saturday between 2 and 4pm.