5 Unforgettable Art Museums in Florence
If you’re a lover of history or fine arts, there’s no doubt that a trip to Florence could be the perfect choice. This city is an absolute gem for anyone who wants to dive deep into Italy’s artistic background, with pieces from some of history’s most legendary creative individuals, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and more. With this in mind, how could you not visit Florence during your holidays in Tuscany?
To give you a better idea of what’s on offer, we thought we’d make a short list of some of the art museums in the city that you should check out on your Tuscan adventure.
Galleria degli Uffizi
Of course, the number one art museum in Florence (and Italy for that matter) is the Uffizi gallery. For any art lover, there’s no doubt that a trip to this site will be worthwhile. This particular museum sees more than 2 million visitors a year and showcases the biggest collection of Italian renaissance art around the globe.
If you’re interested in seeing works from the likes of Giotto, Botticelli, Da Vinci, and many more iconic Renaissance artists, this is the place to be.
Possibly the second most popular art museum in Florence, the Accademia Gallery will also prove to be a great spot for art lovers to peruse during their Tuscan tours. After all, it is home to one of the most famous statues of all time, Michelangelo’s David. You’ll also find more works by Michelangelo here too, from sculptures to paintings, all of which are impressive and deserve a little time to appreciate.
The great thing is that even those who are not particularly well-versed in art can enjoy the experience on offer, and many tourists simply can’t resist coming back.
Marino Marini Museum
If you’re more interested in contemporary art than Renaissance classics, it might be worth paying a visit to the Marino Marini Museum. This site celebrates the work of Marino Marini, a famous sculptor who came from the town of Pistoia. You can take in the beauty of a range of his works; from his first solo exhibition (1931), to the more famous, interesting, and extensive pieces from later on in his life.
It’s worth keeping in mind that there will also be temporary exhibits held here from time to time, which you may want to check out if you get the chance.
Pitti Palace Galleries
Palazzo Pitti plays host to a few different art museums and galleries, so rather than just picking one, we thought it would be worth listing the most popular for your reference. The great news is that you can easily walk from one to another as you please while you’re in the area.
The galleries of Palazzo Pitti include:
- Gran Dukes Treasury
- Modern Art Gallery
- Museum of Costume
- Palatine Gallery
- Royal Apartments
San Marco Museum
Last but not least on our list is the San Marco Museum. As a former monastery, this landmark is beautiful both inside and out; housing some incredible frescoes painted by the earlier Renaissance artist Fra’ Angelico. Depicting the life of Christ in a variety of beautiful works, it’s an excellent destination to get a sense of both spiritual and artistic beauty all at the same time. Whether you are religious, interested in art, or you simply want to add another wonderful spot to your bucket list, a tour through this incredible site will be more than worth it.
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