Unforgettable mid-spring evenings on the terrace of Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, sipping a glass of Tuscan wine to celebrate the sun setting on Florence, after a guided tour in the area of the new Uffizi.
The eye runs onto the icons of the celebrated landscape and the foot walks over the Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini or the Rape of the Sabine Women by Jean de Boulogne, masterworks of renaissance and mannerism respectively. You can really imagine to go back to the Medicis’ times when the Grandukes used to spend, in a unique environment, pleasant evenings with such breathtaking views. That is the project of Cocktails for Art, an initiative by the Polo Museale Fiorentino, Firenze Musei, ATAF and NTV which propose an appetizer buffet on top of the Loggia dei Lanzi. It is going to kick off from April 26th 2012. A date for visitors and Florentines every Thursday from 19,30 up to 21,30. It schedules a guided tour to the recently opened part of the New Uffizi, the so-called eight blue rooms, devoted to Spanish, French, Flemish and Dutch paintings. As testimonial of the weekly event a masterwork on show here, the Countess of Chinchon, painted by Goya in the years between 1797 and 1801. The staff of the State Museum of Florence are going to accompany groups of 25 people, departing every half hour, at the price of 10 €, from the western wing of the Uffizi, just behind the Loggia dei Lanzi.