The Celebration of the Completion of the Restoration of the Loggia dei Lanzi

Programs in Italy

June 8, 2002

 -  June 12, 2002

Program highlights include:

• Private visits to the Baptistry and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

• Luncheon in the Palazzo Frescobaldi, hosted by Marchese Ferdinando and Marchesa Rosaria Frescobaldi, Friends of Florence Board Members.

• A private visit to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure Restoration Laboratory in Fortezza da Basso.

• Private visits to the Uffizi Museum and Vasari Corridor.

• A press conference in the Sala del Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence’s historic City Hall, to present the completed Loggia dei Lanzi restoration project and a DVD documenting the restoration.

• Unveiling of the marble statuary beneath the Loggia dei Lanzi, all restored by Friends of Florence, including Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines.