Open Day

Open Day Photo Gallery

As the concluding day of The State of the Union 2019 and in the framework of the Festival d’Europa, Villa Salviati opened its doors once again to the public to showcase the Historical Archives of the European Union. The aim of the Open Day was to celebrate Europe and its diversity, which is both a symbol and objective of the EU.



10:00 – 18:00 Exhibit of Franco Berretti’s Sculptures Curator Andrea Mello

10:00 – 18:00 Stavoltavoto: the institutional campaign of the European Parliament

10:00 – 17:00  Guided Tours of Villa Salviati and its gardens and of the Archive’s Deposits by Città Nascosta and the Historical Archives of the European Union

10:30 – 17:30  Circo Europa: Circus Activities, Workshops and Performances by Passe Passe and Circo Libera Tutti

10:45 – 11:00 Popular Dances – Quadriglia by Combriccola TerpsiCore – Courtyard and Garden of Villa Salviati

11:00 – 15:45  Popular Group Dances by Ciclopi e Lestrigoni, TreTTempi Folk and Tarante Fiorentine – Courtyard of Villa Salviati

12:00 – 17:00  21st Century Democracy and the Taste of the Union by Excellent Gusto

13:30 – 16:00  Hourly Musical Interludes in the Grottoes by REMUTO

15:00 – 15:30  Leonardo da Vinci’s Fables by Carano 4 Children, REMUTO, La Nuova Compagnia di Prosa and Teatro Reims

16:30 – 17:00 Orchestra Junior Regionale Scolastica – Concert  by REMUTO – Courtyard of Villa Salviati

17:15 – 18:00 Silent King Big Band – Concert by REMUTO – Courtyard of Villa Salviati


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Practical Information


  • Visitors can access the Villa by foot only through the gates at Via Bolognese 156 and Via Faentina 261. We highly recommend taking public transport as parking is extremely limited.
  • Drivers may enter the Villa through the gate at Via Salviati 3 but parking space is extremely limited. Visitors on foot can also enter through this gate.
  • Visitors with limited mobility who are arriving by car and with disabled parking badges displayed, may enter the Villa through the gate in Via Bolognese 156, if they are accompanied by a driver. The driver must then exit the vehicle and park at one of the locations indicated below.

Public Transport:

  • Take bus n°25 (Pratolino) and get off at the stop “Il Cionfo 01” on Via Bolognese.
  • Take bus n° 1A and get off at the stop “Salviati FS” on Via Faentina. At the bus stop, a dedicated shuttle service will be available for visitors with limited mobility.


  • Faentina Salviati Public Parking on Via Faentina, next to the bus stop “Salviati FS”.
  • Villa Salviati EUI Parking on Via Salviati 3 – parking space is restricted to 85 vehicles only; two slots will be reserved for vehicles with disabled parking permits.