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The Historical Archives of the European Union will host an Open Day on Saturday 12 May 2018, from 10.00 to 17.30, at Villa Salviati in Florence.

Villa Salviati is accessible to pedestrians only, from the gates at Via Bolognese 156 and Via Faentina 261. Participation in the Open Day is free.

It will be a day of arts, music and circus shows for young and old to enjoy together in the name of a united Europe.
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Culture, arts and music programme

10:00 – 17:00 | Sculpture exhibition in the garden by Roberto Coccoloni

Artist: Roberto Coccoloni

Curator: Andrea Mello

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10:00 – 16:00 | Guided visits

You can register for guided visits to the main Villa, chapel, the gardens, and grottoes of Villa Salviati, including the vaults of the HAEU, by contacting Associazione Città Nascosta directly, starting four weeks before the Open Day (as of the 9th of April). The guided visits to the vaults, which are a part of the overall tour, will be given by the archivists of the European University Institute.

12.00 – 13.00 | Concert by the Academy of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
16:30 – 17:30 | Concert by REMUTO


Family programme

10:00 – 17:10 | Circus workshops: Blanca Teatro proposes the circus school Passe Passe

These workshops will include juggling, acrobatics, artistic make-up, balancing acts and trapeze, teaching everyone the basics of various circus disciplines.

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12:00 – 17:00 | Food tasting sessions with Excellent Gusto.

Theme: “The Taste of the Union”


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For more information please contact:

The Historical Archives of the European Union

Tel.: +39 055.468.56.61

E-mail: [email protected]

Villa Salviati – Via Bolognese 156, 50139 Firenze

To book the guided visits, please send a message to:

[email protected].

Villa Salviati – Via Bolognese 156, 50139 Firenze


Blanca Teatro
Citta Nascosta
Circo Libera Tutti
Circo Passe Passe
Excellent Gusto
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Comune di Firenze


Cantine Guidi
Cantine Ricci
Cooperativa Agricola Firenzuola
Fattoria Piazzano
Gabriele Vannucci
Gelato University
Grandi Impianti Cucine Florence
Granaio dei Medici
Italian Tapas
La Svolta
Le Lune
Le Regge
Locanda L'Antica Porta di Levante
Pane del Mugello
Sake on the Table
Salotto Negroni
Tenuta San Gallo
World Gourmet Society
World Speech Day