Uffizi to touch
It extends the tactile path for visual impairment
Launched in 2009 in Suprintendence for Polo Museale Fiorentino on the initiative of the Education Department and the Directorate of the Uffizi Gallery with its Department of Classical Antiquity, the path "Uffizi to touch" is now renewed and expanded with the opening of Sala del Cavallo (formerly Exit Buontalenti), both accessible from the second floor of the gallery as a trail independently continuation, either directly from Uffizi's Loggia, exclusively for people with disabilities. The previous 14 works (13 antique marbles and a relief depicting the birth of Venus by Botticelli) today we add another 13 stored in Sala del cavallo. The inauguration took place December 3 on the occasion of the International Day of people with disability. Among the sculptures offers in tactile exploration can remember masterpieces such as the Ermafrodito, Altare dei Vicomagistri, Amorino dormiente in black marble or portrait of Cicero. The marbles were also chosen because of their location, so as to provide an opportunity for the blind person to walk in the entire complex Vasari, of which you can appreciate the shape and articulation from the beginning of the route, with the aid of special maps in relief. Thanks to the collaboration of Stamperia della Regione Toscana has been able to achieve a Braille map in thermoformed material, as well as to renew all captions in Braille in the galleria. Sezione Didattica of Polo Museale Fiorentino provides to the public with visual impairments the opportunity to book a tactile Free visit, accompanied by maps, even tactile, placed at the entrances and exhibition space, with specially trained staff.