On August 4, we commemorate the dramatic “Night of the Bridges” when in 1944 the Nazi army retreating from Florence blew up the bridges over the Arno River except for Ponte Vecchio.
Thanks to the free special opening, visitors will be able to admire free of charge, in addition to the permanent collections of the museums of Palazzo Pitti, also four temporary exhibitions, two in Palazzo Pitti, two in the Boboli Gardens. Two exhibitions are currently taking place in the palace: 'Romanzo breve di moda maschile' (A short novel of men's fashion), organised in collaboration with the Pitti Immagine discovery Foundation, which brings thirty years of history of men's fashion style to the Galleria del Costume; and 'Tribute to Cosimo I. Weaving a Biography. 17th century tapestries in honour of Cosimo I de' Medici, with sumptuous tapestries that tell episodes of his life in the Sala Bianca and the Sala delle Nicchie.
Boboli is home to the large polymorphic sculptures of British artist Tony Cragg, one of the leading exponents of the contemporary art scene. In the Limonaia, there is the exhibition 'Building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column'.