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Thursday 21 January 2021 15:01

Covid-19: Florence's Uffizi Gallery reopens after 77 days

Florence reopens Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens after covid-19 shutdown.Florence reopened its Uffizi Gallery today, 21 January, after 77 days - the longest closure since world war two.The reopening of the famed museum, closed due to Italy's covid-19 regulations, has been hailed by Florence mayor Dario Nardella as a "symbol of renaissance and hope for a challenge we all shall win together." After a 77 days shutdown, the longest after World War II, the #Uffizi are reopening today. A symbol of renaissance and hope for a challenge we all shall win together. pic.twitter.com/15SqKJfdHn — Dario Nardella (@DarioNardella) January 21, 2021 Florence has also reopened Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, as well as the city's municipal museums, while the Accademia - home to Michelangelo's David - is expected to reopen in mid-February. "Così..è vero!Riapriamo di nuovo!!""Sì cara, è vero! Ora tocca mettere la sveglia alle 8.30 dal martedì al venerdì...""Federico! Hai dormito fino a tardi per settimane!Vergognati...vado ad incipriarmi il naso prima che arrivi qualcuno!" In addition to its peerless collection of Renaissance paintings, visitors to the Uffizi can see Joseph Wright of Derby's masterpiece An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, on loan from London's National Gallery. Welcoming back visitors, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said that anti-covid measures will remain strict, with social distancing and face masks mandatory in the museum. Photo: Hunter Bliss Images / Shutterstock.com.

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Florence reopened its Uffizi Gallery today, 21 January, after 77 days - the longest closure since world war two. The reopening of the famed museum, closed due to Italy's
covid-19
regulations, has been hailed by Florence mayor Dario Nardella as a "symbol of renaissance and hope for a challenge we all shall win together." After a 77 days shutdown, the longest after World War II, the
#Uffizi
are reopening today. A symbol of renaissance and hope for a challenge we all shall win together.
pic.twitter.com/15SqKJfdHn
— Dario Nardella (@DarioNardella)
January 21, 2021
Florence has also reopened Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, as well as the city's municipal museums, while the Accademia - home to Michelangelo's David - is expected to reopen in mid-February. "Così..è vero!Riapriamo di nuovo!!"
"Sì cara, è vero! Ora tocca mettere la sveglia alle 8.30 dal martedì al venerdì..."
"Federico! Hai dormito fino a tardi per settimane!Vergognati...vado ad incipriarmi il naso prima che arrivi qualcuno!" In addition to its peerless collection of Renaissance paintings, visitors to the Uffizi can see Joseph Wright of Derby's masterpiece An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, on loan from London's National Gallery. Welcoming back visitors, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said that anti-covid measures will remain strict, with social distancing and face masks mandatory in the museum.
Photo: Hunter Bliss Images / Shutterstock.com.
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