Settimana della Cultura "Culture Week" in Tuscany

From April 14th to April 22nd 2012 you'll have the incredible chance to visit some of Florence's, Prato's and Pistoia's treasures for free thanks to the Tuscan Culture Week.
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[Photo Credits: andreafarina610 http://ow.ly/hdtHB]

Saturday, April 14

Castello Torregalli, Via di Scandicci, 301, Firenze - guided visit to the main hall, with its restored frescoes, the Italian gardens, the Loggia and all the external parts of the building. Visits will take place all week long during Culture Week, from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm.Information and booking: +39 055-2591407, +39 055-2578294, +39 340-5412829. Palazzo Torriani, via Fabroni 58, Marradi, Firenze - visits of the ground and first floor during culture week, from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm.Booking required: tel +39 055-8042363, fax +39 055-8042835; e-mail info@palazzotorriani.it Santi Pietro e Paolo Church, Sorana, Pescia, Pistoia - introduction and presentation of the works of restoration at 11 am. Info: +39 057 2476224; e-mail diocesi_pescia@libero.it Santi Sisto e Martino Curch, Vellano, Pescia, Pistoia - introduction and presentation of the works of restoration at 4 pm
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[Photo Credits: Sonietta46 http://ow.ly/hdtLv]

Sunday, April 15

Villa Medicea Lorenese di Poggio Imperiale, Piazzale di Poggio Imperiale, Firenze - guided tour at 10 am with the architect Gabriele Nannetti. Booking required (before April 12): sbapsae-fi.servizioeducativo@beniculturali.it. In order to book you must provide the following information: proper mail object "Villa di Poggio Imperiale: un percorso guidato nella lettura delle vicende storico costruttive", first and last name of every participant, telephone number. Oratorio della Compagnia della Vergine Assunta, via San Ludovico, Serravalle Pistoiese, Pistoia - special opening and guided tour at 10 am with art professors and architects. Info: +39 057 3917208
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[Photo Credits: Mihr* http://ow.ly/hdtOf]

Tuesday, April 17

Ammannati's Mezzanini della Muletta, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti 1, Firenze - a visit of the restoration site, guided by the architect Lia Pescatori, will let you appreciate all its wonders. Booking required (before April 12): sbapsae-fi.servizioeducativo@beniculturali.it.In order to book you must provide the following information: proper mail object "Ambienti  di 'delizia' all'interno di Palazzo Pitti: i mezzanini della Muletta", first and last name of every participant, telephone number, visit time (10 am or 3 pm) Cappella Rucellai and tempietto di Leon Battista Alberti, via della Spada angolo piazza San Pancrazio, Firenze - guided tour at 11 am throughout the restoration of Leon Battista Alberti's works with the architect responsible of the project. Booking required (before April 12): sbapsae-fi.servizioeducativo@beniculturali.it.In order to book you must provide the following information: proper mail object "Visita guidata alla Cappella Rucellai e al tempietto di Leon Battista Alberti", first and last name of every participant, telephone number, date (April 17th or 18th) Guided tour of the "Studio di Leonardo Savioli", via delle Romite 12/a, Galluzzo, Firenze - at 3:30 pm you will be guided by the architect Hosea Scelza inside Savioli's studio/house. Booking required (before April 12): sbapsae-fi.servizioeducativo@beniculturali.it.In order to book you must provide the following information: proper mail object "Visita guidata allo "Studio di Leonardo Savioli", first and last name of every participant, telephone number, date (april 17th or 20th) Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, via del Vivaio, Incisa Val d'Arno, Firenze - In occasion of the Culture Week, in the Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano there will be a tour of the fixed areas and a visit to the parts still in restoration guided by Claudio Paolini, Emanuele Masiello and Enzo Cacioli. The visit will start at 4 pm and will end with an exhibition of the restored paintings that were previously inside the church. Info: claudio.polini@beniculturali.it.
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[Photo Credits: Rodrigo_Soldon http://ow.ly/hdtS2]

Friday, April 20

Museo Nazionale di Casa Giusti, Via Vincenzo Martini, 18, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia - Guided tour of the sculptures, paintings, books and furniture inside the museum. Info: +39 057 2950960. Tours hours: 11 am and 3:30 pm (April 20th and 21st)

Saturday, April 21

The restoration of the San Giovenale's trittico, Pieve di San Pietro, Sala Capitolare, Cascia di Reggello, Firenze - Restoration works of Masaccio's first opera with an analysis of this piece of art. 9:30 pm Conservatorio di San Niccolò, Piazza Cardinale Niccolò 6, Prato - Guided tour at 10:30 am inside San Niccolò Conservatorio's secrets rooms (the Crucifix chapel and the monks' cells corridor) Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Via del Castellare 20, Castellare di Pescia, Pistoia - Visit throughout the Santa Maria Assunta in Castellare's restoration works. Time: 11 am. Info: +39 0572476224; diocesi_pescia@libero.it Santuario di 'Maria Theotokos', Loppiano, Incisa Val d'Arno, Firenze - Guided tour of the sanctuary and of the congress center. Booking required (before April 12): sbapsae-fi.servizioeducativo@beniculturali.it.In order to book you must provide the following information: proper mail object "Il santuario 'Maria Theotokos' e il Centro Internazionale di Loppiano", first and last name of every participant, telephone number, date (april 17 and 18). If you don't have an e-mail, call the +39  055 2651862 (on Tuesdays only, from 9am to 12 pm).
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[Photo Credits: SIF LOPPIANO http://ow.ly/hdtVw]

Sunday, April 22

Chiesa della Sacra Famiglia di Alberghi, via Squarciabocconi, Pescia, Pistoia - Presentation of the restoration works and guided tour. Info: +39 0572476224; diocesi_pescia@libero.it.