November Highlights – Spotlight on Special Exhibits in Florence, and WTM London

November is the opening of the holiday season and is the best time for visiting Italy’s world-renowned museums. From North to South, we offer tickets to the best institutions – you can find museum tickets for your clients here.  

This month, we spotlight Florence, the city of endless art opportunities. We have selected two events that begin this month at the most famous museum venues in town – Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery. We also hope to see you at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, taking place from November 6 through 8.

  1. Revolutionary Winds at the Uffizi: Soviet Filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein

Few innovations have influenced the 20th century as the Cinematographic montage, a form of editing, developed by Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948). The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Public Library of Bologna, traces the development of language and visual presentation of the great filmmaker and cinema theorist based on his drawings, which show a particular connection to the art of the Italian Renaissance. Eisenstein was known for his films that addressed broad social issues, especially class conflict. The show is at the Uffizi – tickets are available here.  Even in November, it is essential to reserve ahead of time to avoid waiting in line.

This Eisenstein exhibit may seem a bit esoteric, and it is.  But it is the sort of unusual show that makes a visit to the Uffizi unforgettable.  Your clients will welcome the heads up.

  1. Palazzo Pitti bows to the Prince of Collectors

When you recommend Palazzo Pitti with its grand royal apartments and magnificent museums to your clients (Palazzo Pitti tickets are available here), do point out to them that a temporary show celebrating the birth of Leopoldo de’ Medici (November 6, 1617) will make their visit even more worthwhile.  A scholar of the highest achievement, de’ Medici became a cardinal at the age of fifty.   Using a network of contacts in Italy and abroad, he gathered excellent and refined examples of ancient and modern sculptures, coins, medals, cameos, paintings, drawings and engravings, ivories, semi-precious stones, silver and gold objects, portraits of small and large format, books, scientific instruments and natural rarities. Upon his death in 1675, most of his works became part of the Grand Ducal collections, and many of them were destined by his nephew, Grand Duke Cosimo III, to reside in the Uffizi Gallery.

  1. November is a great time to meet in London – at the WTM!

Although Weekend in Italy representatives will be at the next WTM London (November 6, 7, and 8, 2017) to present the latest innovations and seek new partners. As you probably know, World Travel Market London is one of the top global events for the travel industry. It is in its 37th year and attracts a worldwide audience and vast numbers of exhibitors.

If you’d like to meet us, or to say hello and have a chat, send a message to [email protected] to arrange a time and place. We will be there!

Don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions you might have – I look forward to speaking with you.

Enjoy your November!


Giulia Naldi

Account Manager

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.weekendinitaly.com

Office Phone: +39 0574 38074

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