Aperitif in the museums - Best Places for an “aperitif” in Florence ( “Aperitivi ad Arte” )
Just image of admiring the David of Michelangelo whilst sipping a tasteful Chianti or otherwise to discover the masterpieces of Raffaello inside the red rooms of the Uffizi, and then climb up to the top floor of the terrace with sight over the Dome and drinking a Martini at the ringing bells time.
Impossible? Not at all, because during the summer (till September) it would be possible to participate to one of the “Aperitivi ad Arte” that will take place in some of the most famous Florentine museums.
The museums joining the event are three: Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, where is exposed the original David of Michelangelo (the statues in Piazza Signoria and in Piazzale Michelangelo are copies) and Bargello, the museum of the most famous statues of Rinascimento.
The days where this event will take place are usually within the middle of the week: Tuesday at Bargello, Wednesday at Accademia and Thursday in the Uffizi.
The price is really affordable: 15€ for the ticket of the museum (just for some part of, check it out first), plus the drink and the food available at buffet (cold pasta, salty snacks, small sandwiches, toasts…).
All of it while enjoying the antique culture of Florence.
Opening time is from 19.30 to 22, but the last entrance is allowed till 21.30.
The seats are not so numerous, so it’s better book in advance.
It’s an original idea and really smart, because it’s using the evening – before dinner – to visit some of the most magnificent artworks of the world.
Some examples? At Bargello don’t miss the David of Donatello and the Marzocco, the well-known lions, symbol of Florence, with the high paw. Instead at Uffizi you will see the red rooms, re-opened since just a couple of years, where are present masterpieces of Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Raffaello, Rosso Fiorentino and Pontorno.