The Cinquecento in Florence – from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna

The Cinquecento in Florence

The Cinquecento in Florence – from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna

From September 2017 to January 2018, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence hosts the extraordinary exhibition “The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, dedicated to some of the most important 16th-century Florentine artists.

This venue celebrates indeed a unique period in art history characterized by the extraordinary personality of Francesco I de’ Medici, considered as one of the most brilliant European patrons of arts and the era of Counter-Reformation with an outstanding cultural and intellectual activity. With over 70 paintings and sculptures by 41 artists on display,  the exhibition will present to the public artworks created by some of the greatest masters of the 16th century such as Michelangelo, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, Jacopo Zucchi, Giambologna, Santi di Tito and  Bartolomeo Ammannati . that

The exhibit with so many unique artworks represent a living testimony to the greatness and importance of the art in Florence and is the last act in a trilogy of events that started In 2010 with a venue dedicated to Bronzino and then followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino one in 2014:  this extraordinary series of art exhibitions has been curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali in cooperation with local and international museums and institutions such as Unipol Group’s Sponsorship Programm and a major restoration campaign.

The aim of the project is indeed to promote Florence marvellous artistic heritage and support initiatives that try to make Italy’s artworks and masterpieces available to the public. A great investment in culture that may be a lever for the country’s economic and social development and on the other side can support what people love most: art and all its expressions.

The exhibit “The Cinquecento in Florence – from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna” can be visited during our “A Day in Florence Private Tour” .



21st September 2017 – 21st January 2018

Palazzo Strozzi- Florence ( )


Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm (On Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm)

For Tickets please visit the official website of the museum


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