The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is always open
The Virtual Uffizi Gallery in Florence will always be open to online visitors until it is once again possible (hopefully soon) to visit in person. Meanwhile, the wonderful virtual initiatives, strongly championed by the director Eike Schmidt, will continue to be available.
It is certainly worth your time to give the site a visit. Simply go to the Uffizi site, click on "Hypervisions", and enjoy the show. With authentic virtual exhibitions in high-definition, this initiative is dedicated to the Uffizi masterpieces and their history. The images can be enlarged, allowing you to examine the work as if you were only a few centimeters away, a view that is normally made impossible by security measures when visiting in person. Now you can appreciate the smallest detail of every piece.
The latest addition to the Hypervisions project is dedicated to Dante Alighieri. This was an obvious choice since 2021 marks the 700th year since the death of "the Supreme Poet". The virtual exhibition presents "Dante Istoriato " with illustrations of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise from the Divine Comedy, curated by one of the greatest experts on Italian Mannerist art, Federico Zuccari.
There is also an excellent virtual exhibition dedicated to the Portinari Triptych by Hugo Van der Goes, an exciting journey that uncovers the secrets of the famous painting created at the end of the 15th century.
If you love social media, then make sure you don't miss the live stream on Uffizi's official Facebook page.
In the meantime, we'll be waiting for you in the real Florence at Residence Hilda, where you can walk to the Uffizi in just 10 minutes. We hope to see you soon!