Il Cinquecento in Florence. Michelangelo, Pontormo and Giambologna

Works by artists in 16th-century Florence are front and center of the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

Autumn in Florence is all about art with countless new exhibitions and shows. One that you must absolutely see is the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi. Just opened, it is an exhibit that breaks with recent, more contemporary trends, although that statement might sound odd since the show focus on art from the Cinquecento.

Return to the classical

One year on, the rooms of Palazzo Strozzi resume conversation with classical art in this stimulating exhibition showcasing more than 70 works by the most famous artists of the Cinquecento, including Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati. 
After thrilling the general public with two exceptional exhibitions dedicated to two of the best-known contemporary artists in the world today - Ai Weiwei. Libero and Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, the main floor of the top exhibition space will embrace 16th-century Florentine art once more.
The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna is the final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, which began with Bronzino. Painter and Poet at the Court of the Medici in 2010 and continued with Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism in 2014. It offers a fantastic opportunity to get to know this extraordinary era of art in Florence.

Activities for families (and bigger kids!)

Like for all Palazzo Strozzi exhibitions there will be activities available for little visitors, such as the Family Kit, which you can request at no extra cost from the exhibition’s Information Point, and the Drawing Kit (sketchbook, pencil, rubber and tips on how to view the art) to put your own creative slant on the exhibition. 

Where and when

Palazzo Strozzi, piazza Strozzi
21 September 2017 - 21 January 2018
Every day including public holidays 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-11pm 


Adults: € 12
Discounted rates: € 9.50; € 8.50; € 6; € 4
Free: children under 6 years, visitors with disabilities and helpers, group escorts, teachers with their class, journalists with professional ID upon press accreditation, tour guides, Firenzecard holders, members of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ICOM members, friends of Palazzo Strozzi.
Family Ticket: € 22
For all families of one or two adults and at least one child from 6 to 18 years (max. 6 persons).

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