Exhibits and events
Due to health authority recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Villa and Garden remain closed until further notice.
After being abandoned for many years, the Villa was completely restored by the Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron and the Fondazione CR Firenze, reopening to the public in 2006, with new spaces intended for events and exhibits. Villa Bardini is today a place of art and culture, hosting initiatives that feature globally renowned artists and other illustrious figures.
The Grand Exhibits at Villa Bardini
From Giacometti to LaChapelle
An exhibition dedicated to collodi’s pinocchio: a wooden puppet universally recognized as a symbol of Italy and Tuscany.
22 october 2019 – 22 march 2020
The Annigoni Museum
The Museo Pietro Annigoni inside Villa Bardini is devoted to the eclectic artist who, in Florence in the creatively thriving period between the two world wars, experimented and expressed his creativity through drawing, design, painting, etching, fresco and medal making.
The collection is comprised of a large family collection, including numerous documents that trace the active career of Pietro Annigoni. His style is characterized by a strict adherence to realism and the use of ancient Renaissance painting techniques. In fact, his ability as a portrait artist earned him the name “Painter of Queens”, including a famous depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Other famed works included portraits of English royalty, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Pope Giovanni XXIII.