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Exhibitions | From 22/06/2021 to 30/01/2022

Terre degli Uffizi

Terre degli Uffizi

Terre degli Uffizi

CR Firenze Foundation and the Uffizi Galleries work together for a major project to enhance the region’s artistic heritage! It is called “Terre degli Uffizi” – Lands of the Uffizi – and it is the first phase of the plan for a broader knowledge of our artistic treasures promoted by the Florentine museum with the title of “Uffizi Diffusi”. The five-years project started in 2021 with five exhibitions and goes on with the 2022 exhibition program


The 2021 exhibitions


POPPI (Arezzo)

Title of the exhibition: In the sign of Dante
Location: Castle of the Guidi Counts
Date: July 17 – November 30, 2021

Project: The exhibition falls within the celebrations dedicated to Dante and displays artworks related to the three Canticles of the Divine Comedy. The paintings exhibited deal with themes and characters of the Casentino Valley, a territory which the poet had close relations with: he was hosted there several times by the Guidi Counts, and on the 11th of June 1289, aged twenty-four, he participated in the battle of Campaldino. The work by Nicola Monti, depicting one of the best-known episodes of Dante’s Inferno, “Paolo and Francesca”, is a recent acquisition of the Uffizi Galleries and is historically linked to the exhibition territory. As a matter of fact, documents testify ties of kinship between the House of Guidi, the County of Ghiaggiolo in Romagna and Guido from Montefeltro (father of Bonconte, who died in Campaldino), who had married Manentessa from Ghiaggiolo. Paolo Malatesta, called ‘il Bello’, brother of Gianciotto, married to Orabile Beatrice, who was the daughter and heiress of Uberto, was killed by him together with Francesca from Rimini, as Dante recalls in the 5th Canto of the Inferno.



Title of the exhibition: Dante Alighieri and Andrea del Castagno return to San Godenzo
Location: Visitor Centre of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park – Il Castagno d’Andrea (San Godenzo, Firenze)
Date: July 26 – August 23, 2021

Project: This year, the Municipality of San Godenzo celebrates a double anniversary: 2021 marks 700 years since the death of Dante and 600 years since the birth of Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla, named Andrea del Castagno after his birthplace, the village of Castagno (near San Godenzo), today called Castagno d’Andrea. Among his portraits of Famous Men, the cycle of frescoes detached from Villa Pandolfini in Legnaia, the Uffizi own the one depicting Dante Alighieri, which has been recently restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. The famous effigy of the “fugitive Ghibelline” will be on display the whole summer, starting from July 26, at the Visitor Centre of the Foreste Casentinesi, at the foot of Mount Falterona. It will be a celebration of its author and at the same time a remembrance of the Convention of the exiled Ghibellines, which took place at the Abbey of San Godenzo in 1302, when Dante had already been exiled from Florence and sentenced to death in absentia. Shortly afterwards, he would leave his beloved Tuscany never to return again.



Title of the exhibition: The civilization of weapons and the Courts of the Renaissance
Location: Museum of the Battle of Anghiari
Date: August 31, 2021 – January 6, 2022

Project: The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the relationship between city and suburbs in the Renaissance, which ideally relates to the guiding principle of the project Uffizi Diffusi. In particular, during the Renaissance, the village of Anghiari provided men-at-arms loyal to various noble armies of cities whose nobility was related to the one of Anghiari. Therefore, those were not soldiers, but noblemen who knew the propagandistic value of works of art and had an interest in the artists of their time. The exhibition is thus focused on historical figures related to Anghiari, who were committed to transform themselves from knights and soldiers into courtiers and men of culture. Attention is drawn especially to the relationship with the Montefeltro of Urbino.



Title of the exhibition: Giottesque painters in Valdelsa
Location: Museum of Sacred Art in San Piero in Mercato
Date: September 25, 2021– January 6, 2022

Project: In Montespertoli, in the rectory of the church of San Piero in Mercato, among the 14th-century panels is a small Madonna with Child, attributed to Lippo di Benivieni, an imaginative and expressive Giottesque painter, of which the Uffizi own a Madonna with Child of almost identical size, part of the renowned polyptych of the Alessandri family. The painting of the museum in Montespertoli was originally housed inside the church of San Lorenzo in Montegufoni, near the castle that during World War II was turned into a shelter for the artworks from the museums of Florence, endangered by the bombing and the passage of armies. As part of this exhibition, the painting will be compared with the Madonna from the Uffizi; the juxtaposition will be useful to reflect on the spread of Giotto’s style throughout the Elsa Valley, an area rich in works by Taddeo Gaddi and other masters who received Giotto’s teachings first-hand.



Title of the exhibition: "The Last Seal". The Stigmata of Saint Francis in La Verna from the collections of the Uffizi Galleries
Location: Municipal Art Gallery
Date: October 2, 2021 – January 6, 2022

Project: The exhibition focuses on the figure of Saint Francis of Assisi, who has one of the most celebrated places of Christendom in the Sanctuary of La Verna, near Castiglion Fiorentino. On the occasion of the Feast of the Patron Saint of Italy, the Uffizi Galleries and the Municipal Art Gallery of Castiglion Fiorentino will ‘exchange’ two important paintings illustrating the episode of the Stigmata. The Uffizi will hand over the masterpiece by Ludovico Cardi, called il Cigoli, Saint Francis receiving the Stigmata (1596), while Castiglion Fiorentino will lend to the Uffizi ‘its’ version of Saint Francis receiving the Stigmata, a beautiful painting of 1487 by Bartolomeo della Gatta, which is among the most valuable pieces in the Municipal Art Gallery. The painting will be on display in the 15th-century Halls of the Uffizi Gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Cycle events

The Medici: Mugello Folk. Family portraits from the Gallerie degli Uffizi

From 19 May to 5 November, four works from the Uffizi Galleries bring back the Grand Dukes in the country and towns of the Mugello, the family’s legendary homeland.


A bizarre and whimsical temperament. Giovanni da San Giovanni, a maverick painter at the Medici court

Giovanni da San Giovanni returns to his home town with an exhibition in the "Lands of the Uffizi" series


The Ceramics of Montelupo and the Uffizi. A gallery of comparisons

"Lands of the Uffizi" comes to Montelupo for the first time


Embattled thinkers. Fame and oblivion of two men of letters, from the Battle of Anghiari to the siege of Famagusta

The Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari is to host a new exhibition in the Lands of the Uffizi


The Fabulous '60s in the Maremma. The mark of Ico Parisi

The splendour of the fashionable clothes of the Museum of Fashion and Costume of Pitti Palace 'parades' in Grosseto to recreate the dynamism and effervescence of the society of Southern Tuscany in the post-War period.


The paintings of Jacopo Vignali, from the Gallerie degli Uffizi to San Casciano

In memory of Carlo Del Bravo


Masaccio and Fra Angelico. A dialogue on truth in painting

Masaccio returns to his birthplace, Castel San Giovanni, in a dialogue with Fra Angelico


La predella degli Uffizi salvata al Castello di Montegufoni

The return to Montespertoli of the Gallerie degli Uffizi predella


A Renaissance Masterpiece, from France to Bosco ai Frati: A Triptych by Nicolas Froment.

15th century painter Nicolas Froment’s masterpiece returns after almost 200 years to the convent that was its home for centuries


Nel segno della vita. Donne e Madonne al tempo dell' attesa

An exhibition devoted to the portrayal of the motherhood


Masaccio and Renaissance masters compared to celebrate 600 years of the Triptych of San Giovenale

Masaccio’s San Giovenale Triptych displayed for the very first time alongside work by the great painters of his day


Pietro Benvenuti in the Age of Canova. Paintings and drawings from public and private collections

The first “Lands of the Uffizi” exhibition to be held in Arezzo explores the work of painter Pietro Benvenuti in the age of Canova


The Warrior Pope Giuliano Della Rovere and Anghiari’s Soldiers of Fortune

The link between the Warrior Pope Giuliano Della Rovere and Anghiari’s Soldiers of Fortune


Giottesque Painters in the Valdelsa

Two versions of the Madonna and Child juxtaposed for visitors to discover Lippo di Benivieni and the followers of Giotto in the Valdelsa


"The Final Seal". The Stigmata of St. Francis at La Verna from the collections of the Gallerie degli Uffizi

The Pinacoteca Comunale di Castiglion Fiorentino and the Gallerie degli Uffizi trade two masterpieces


The Civilisation of Arms and the Courts of the Renaissance

An exhibition in Anghiari telling the story of the Renaissance courts and of the men who peopled them, amid war and culture.


In the Name of Dante. The Casentino in the Divine Comedy

Dante returns to the castle of Poppi, where the Casentino inspired the Divine Comedy


Dante and Andrea del Castagno Return to San Godenzo

The fresco of Dante painted by Andrea del Castagno in the place where the painter was born and where the poet's exile began