Top Museums in Florence

Uffizi Gallery in Florence with Palazzo Vecchio in the background

Uffizi Gallery

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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest … [read more]

Michelangelo, David (1504) at Accademia Gallery in Florence

Accademia Gallery

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The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) was founded in 1784 together with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti). The Gallery displayed the artworks that belonged to the Academy, which also served as study objects for the art students. The Academy and the Gallery … [read more]

Pitti Palace in Florence seen from the Boboli Gardens

Pitti Palace

The Pitti Palace in Florence (Palazzo Pitti) is a large museum complex, housing several important collections of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, furniture, costumes, jewellery and objects. Its Boboli Gardens are one of the most famous of all Italian gardens. The building is mainly in Renaissance style … [read more]

Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

Palazzo Vecchio

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Palazzo Vecchio was already the headquarters of the Florentine government in the days when Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were living and working in Florence, and it still houses the office of the mayor of Florence and is it the seat of the City Council. … [read more]

Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Palazzo Strozzi

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Palazzo Strozzi, located in the heart of Florence, is one of the finest examples of private architecture of the Renaissance. After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting major international exhibitions, fashion shows and other cultural events. The palace is named after … [read more]

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Top Exhibitions in Florence

Giambattista Piazzetta, Head of a Youth

La Rivincita del Colore sulla Linea

The exhibition La Rivincita del Colore sulla Linea (The Revenge of Colour over Line) at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence displays Venetian drawings from the period between Titian (1477-1576) and Canaletto (1697-1768). The exhibition dispels the myth that artists from the Veneto region, and, in … [read more]

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of a Young Farmer (1889)

Discoveries and Massacres

Scoperte e Massacri (Discoveries and Massacres) at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Ardengo Soffici (1879-1964). Soffici was an Italian painter, writer, sculptor, art critic and intellectual. He lived an intense life, very much in contact, and often also … [read more]

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