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Florence Museums And Galleries, Italy

Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the largest museums in the world, It was built in the mid-sixteenth century, following a project by the architect Giorgio Vasari and still houses some of the most famous works of art by Italian and foreign painters from the 13th to 19th centuries, such as Tiziano, Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Tintoretto, Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya.

Loggiato degli Uffizi

Galleria dell'Accademia
This Gallery was founded in 1784 by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, who decreed that all the schools of painting should be joined together in a single Academy. One of the most popular museums in Florence, the Gallery houses many sculptures by Michelangelo, including the famous David.

Via Ricasoli, 58-60,

Bargello Museum
The National Museum, housed in a building that was the city prison dating back to 1200. It contains some of the best sculptures from the Tuscan Renaissance era.Some of the works of art in the Bargella are: the David by Donatello, Mercury by Gianbologna, and the bust of Brutus by Michelangelo.

Via del Proconsolo, 4

Archaeological Museum
The collection of artifacts on show in the Museum belonged to the Medici family, especially to Cosimo il Vecchio, and comprises objects from the Etruscan period: terracotta ornaments and sculptures in marble and bronze, including the Chimera di Arezzo and l'Arringatore. The Egyptian section, that was created thanks to the collection from another important family, the Lorena, is not to be missed.

Via della Colonna, 38

Science History Museum
This is an important collection of scientific instruments that are proof of the interest that 13th century Florence had in science. The collection includes sun dials and night-clocks, compasses, microscopes and a series of original instruments made by Galileo Galilei.

Piazza dei Giudici, 1 


Casa Buonarroti
This palace was renovated in 1612 by Michelangelo Buonarroti “il giovane”, who decorated all the interior area of the building on his own, as a tribute to his ancestor. It is possible to see some early masterpieces by Michelangelo such as the Madonna della Scala and the Battaglia dei Centauri.

Via Ghibellina 70

Experiencing the 1500's
Wer Florence is the Renaissance capital, surrounded by glorious lands that has won the heart of many a traveler including Herbert Percy Horne, English architect and art historian. His art collection has been housed at the Palazzo Corsi since 1916: paintings, sculptures, drawings and superb period furniture make it a captivating home and the chance to relive the atmosphere, practices and customs of the sixteenth century.



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