In front of Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni on the 2016 Florentine Weekend
Liana Rose, Petrina Ann Watkins, Carol Trojan, Frank LoRe Jr., Sophia Sonya Conte, Madeline LoRe, Lisa Marie Conte Browne, Mona Benedetto, Francine Birbragher Rozencwaig
Dear Friends of the Uffizi,
I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of all that you have done and continue to do for the Uffizi Gallery. I will never forget this amazing trip! My only regret is that it is coming to an end. I am so privileged to be part of your warm, loving and caring group!
Carolina Panepinto Trojan
I was horrified by the bombing and sent money immediately. I had been an Italian language student at the Universita di Firenze in 1980 and visited the Uffizi almost daily since it was only a short stroll from my pensione.
In those days I remember that it wasn’t very crowded, even during summer afternoons. I spent hours there and learned to appreciate Medieval and Renaissance Art as more than just religious paintings.
I still struggle to understand a world in which someone could bomb the Uffizi or any other art and historical site.
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Member
After experiencing the last Florentine Weekend, I knew I would be returning for the 2016 trip. This was the view out of my hotel window in 2014. I’m a little afraid I won’t be able to leave this wonderful city again!
The last Weekend was full of unforgettable places, people and events. As an old art historian and museum professional, I particularly enjoyed seeing how the city’s outstanding art and architecture are being conserved for future generations. I particularly liked that I could watch as conservators worked their magic on these large panels in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore in the Piazza del Duomo.