The Russian icon represents one of the biggest world wide art manifestations of its kind, exhibited for the first time in an brand new setting in the four rooms of the Pitti Palace which are decorated with seventeenth-century frescoes. The collection from the Uffizi Galleries consists of 78 Russian icons collected by the Medici and the Lorena families during the 18th and 19th centuries. Each one emanates its own spiritual value as well as a wonderful clarity and expressive force. The Russian Icon is fascinating through its original colour and compositional choices and for its images deeply inspired by the religion. An occasion which also brings the beautiful Palatine Chapel back to its splendor, entirely restored and open all week to the public, together with the wonderful settings inhabited in the past by the Grand Dukes of Florence.