Rete civica del Comune di Firenze

Forte di Belvedere

VISITOR PLEASE NOTE

  • Your ticket is open-ended and can be used any time within six months of purchase
  • Special entrance to the ticket office for disabled visitors and their companions (admission free)

What to see

One of Florence's two forts, and enjoying a panoramic view over the city, this admirable piece of architecture was designed and built by Bernardo Buontalenti for Ferdinando I de' Medici in the late 16th century. It marks the final stage of the Vasari Corridor that was designed to link Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens via a series of corridors, bridges and gardens.
It became a venue for international contemporary art exhibitions in 2013.

Pratical information and facilities

Open only in conjunction with temporary exhibitions

SEDIA_ROTELLE Accessible

TICKETS:
(They cannot be purchased on-line)
Visitors may pick up tickets directly at Forte di Belvedere entrance

Full price euro 3,00

Concession euro 2,00
- residents in the Metropolitan City of Florence
- age 18-25, university students

Forte di Belvedere Card
It is a loyalty card that will be given to Florence residents after the purchase of the first entrance ticket. It will allow free access to Forte Belvedere for the entire period of the exhibition

Admission free:
- Forte di Belvedere Card holders
- Firenze Card holders
- under the age of 18
- disabled visitors and their companions
- student groups of all nationalities with their teachers (a list of participants must be submitted on school headed paper)
- tour guides and interpreters
- journalists
- members of ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Guided tours and activities for families

Opening hours, contacts and address

Via San Leonardo, 1

2 June - 14 octobre 2018
from Tuesday to Sunday h.11.00-20.00
(last entry h.19.00)

Exhibitions and Events

Eliseo Mattiacci: GONG

2 June - 14 octobre 2018
from Tuesday to Sunday h.11.00-20.00
(last entry h.19.00)

Following the celebrated monographic retrospective exhibitions of Giuseppe Penone, Antony Gormley and Jan Fabre, and of the collective Ytalia, this year the battlements and the villa of Forte di Belvedere in Florence will host Gong, an imposing retrospective exhibition dedicated to Eliseo Mattiacci (Cagli, 1940), one of contemporary art’s major protagonists, included among the pioneers of Italian avant-garde of the late Sixties, craftsman of experimentation and renewal in sculpture, inspired inventor of cosmological iconographies and of new spatial and conceptual relationships between art and nature, between man and the environment. A monumental presentation of twenty sculptures exhibited outside the fort and within the villa, in addition to an extensive collection of drawings, about eighty, which, for the first time ever, allow the public to admire the always supreme graphic activity of Mattiacci. It is an almost shamanic exercise, aimed at exploring the sublime of the cosmos, the orbits of the planets and stars, the rhythms and geometries that belong to the infinite universe, so as to draw stellar maps that today, just like millions of years ago, also function in symbolic, ritualistic terms. From his earliest works, iron sculptures that are actual assemblies of a new, as yet unseen archaism, Mattiacci has understood how to blend and reunite gestures that are human and those of the metaphysical imagination with the unfathomable nature of life in the universe and with the immeasurable energy of matter and among the stars, with the cosmic cycle of life and death, that of being and nothingness, the forces that are visible and those not still invisible in space and time, such as magnetic attraction and gravity.

Your ticket, starting at

2.00

(They cannot be purchased on-line)

Visitors may pick up tickets directly at Forte di Belvedere entrance


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Comune di Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
50122 FIRENZE
P.IVA 01307110484
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Comune di Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
50122 FIRENZE - P.IVA 01307110484
PEC | Privacy | Note Legali | Accessibilità