Programs & Events

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

Saturday, June 8, 2002 to Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Friends of Florence's first educational program in Italy, in celebration of the first restoration project.


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.