Fine Arts in Florence

Museums

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]

Courtyard of the Bargello National Museum, Florence (photo between 1890 and 1900)

Bargello National Museum

The Bargello National Museum in Florence (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) holds the largest collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures in Italy. The museum is housed in one of the oldest public buildings in Florence, the Palazzo del Podestà. Its construction began in 1255 and it … [read more]

Reconnoitering by John Singer Sargent (1911), Gallery Of Modern Art in Florence

Gallery Of Modern Art (Pitti Palace)

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The Gallery of Modern Art in Florence (Galleria d’Arte Moderna) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. The museum exhibits paintings and sculptures from the period between the late 18th century and the First World War, covering movements from neoclassicism to romanticism. The … [read more]

Orsanmichele Church and Museum in Florence

Orsanmichele Church and Museum

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Orsanmichele is a non-conventional church in the centre of Florence. The building originally served as a grain market and municipal storage facility, which was then consecrated for Christian worship in the 14th century. Chutes for the grain inside the church’s pillars tell the story of … [read more]

Madonna dell'Impannata by Raphael (1514), Palatine Gallery in Florence

Palatine Gallery (Pitti Palace)

The Palatine Gallery in Florence (Galleria Palatina) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. Its collection of Italian and European masters of the Renaissance comes mostly from the Medici, and was brought together in its current form by the Lorraine family, who opened … [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]

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]

San Marco Museum in Florence

San Marco Museum

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The San Marco museum in Florence (Museo di San Marco) houses a major collection of works by Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk and one of the most talented painters of the early Renaissance. San Marco is a religious complex in the centre of Florence, consisting … [read more]

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]