Historical Archives of the European Union

The HAEU opens its doors to the public in June

In June, the Historical Archives of the European Union will open its doors on four days to share the rich architectural heritage of Villa Salviati and its gardens, and to educate the public about its mission. In addition, it offers virtual guided tours in a new set of videos.

01/06/2021 | News

Every year the Historical Archives of the European Union opens its doors at Villa Salviati to celebrate Europe Day with various activities for families and people of all ages.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the opening of the Archives has been postponed from May, and will have a new format. 

This year the Archives will open its doors over four days in June, offering free guided tours to the public in compliance with anti-COVID measures.

In addition, for those who cannot participate in the four scheduled open days, a new set of videos offers viewers the possibility to explore the Archives and Villa Salviati virtually. 

The four special opening dates are:

  • Friday 4 June
  • Friday 11 June, International Archives Day
  • Friday 18 June
  • Thursday 24 June, the feast day of Florence's patron saint St John the Baptist

Guided tours in English and Italian will explain the rich architectural heritage of Villa Salviati and its gardens, and teach participants about the role and mission of the Historical Archives of the European Union.

In compliance with anti-COVID measures, participation is possible exclusively upon reservation.

To participate in a guided tour of the Villa, please contact the Association Città Nascosta directly about the Villa Salviati tours, by phoning them at 055.68.02.590, or sending an email to [email protected]

Find more information on the programme of the special June openings.

Watch the videos offering a virtual guided tour of the Archives and of Villa Salviati.

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