San Miniato al Monte – Mosaic in the Apse

The Church of San Miniato al Monte overlooking Florence celebrated its 1000 anniversary in 2018 and continues to be a unique spiritual and cultural site for the city. Friends of Florence restored the High Altar in honor of the 1000 anniversary in 2018 with the support of major donors. In 2021, we completed the restoration […]

San Miniato at Monte Abbey

San Miniato at Monte Abbey including Byzantine mosaic in the apse, pulpit, choir screen, glazed terracotta crucifix, and a reliquary bust of San Miniato The restoration of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte in Florence was conducted by a team of restorers and diagnostic and conservation experts under the watchful eye of the Soprintendenza Archeologia […]

Chapel of St. Nicholas (San Nicola Chapel)

CHAPEL OF ST. NICHOLAS IN THE BASILICA OF SS. ANNUNZIATA IN FLORENCE RESTORED THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS OF FLORENCE Florence, Italy…The Chapel of St. Nicholas in the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata has been restored to its original splendor thanks to support from Friends of Florence Foundation and The Giorgi Family Foundation. The project […]

The Madonna of the Stairs and the Battle of the Centaurs, and the Refurbishment of the Room of Marbles

Michelangelo Buonarroti’s The Madonna of the Stars and The Battle of the Centaurs, and the Refurbishment of the Room of Marbles Restoration Site: Museo della Casa Buonarroti, Florence Owner: Museo della Casa Buonarroti Work Directors: Jennifer Celani, Alessandro Cecchi Restorers: Daniela Manna, Marina Vincenti Photography: Antonio Quattrone for the restoration of Michelangelo’s works, Claudio Giusti for the refurbished Room of […]

Ambrogio Lorenzetti Cross from the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena

Crucifix by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena We are delighted to report that when the past Covid-19 restrictions lifted, more of our projects were able to resume. One is the restoration of the large crucifix by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1290-1348) painted for the Convent of San Niccolò al Carmine in Siena. In poor […]

Michelangelo’s Pieta, Opera Del Duomo

The Pietà by Michelangelo housed in the Opera del Duomo in Florence, or the Bandini Pietà, is undergoing restoration work that began on November 23, 2019, and finishing in the summer of 2020. The public will be able to see all the stages of the restoration thanks to a specially designed “open” work site in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo where […]

Palazzo Vecchio Bronzino Portrait Laura Battiferri

Restoration of Agnolo Bronzino’s 1552 portrait of Laura Battiferri, an eminent poet, intellect, and dear friend of the artist, has been completed.  The painting in the holdings of the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio was restored for the exhibition The Medici: Portraits and Politics 1512-1570 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (June 26 – October 11, 2021), […]

Juno Terrace and Verrocchio’s Putto with a Dolphin

The Juno Terrace, adjacent to the Rooms of the Elements (Quartiere degli Elementi) in the Palazzo Vecchio Museum, has been restored and reunited with Andrea del Verrocchio’s Putto with a Dolphin. Both the Terrace and Putto were restored thanks to funding from the Friends of Florence Foundation. The Putto was featured in the 2019 exhibition […]