Florence boasts an exceptional amount of monuments, galleries, museums and works of art. His wealth is due in large part to the presence of the Medici family, who brought paintings, furniture, sculptures and prestigious objects. Various works also came from Urbino and Pesaro. Even the Savoy, who made it their residence Palazzo Pitti, contributed to the artistic wealth of the city.
We discover the six most important museums of Florence, not to be missed on a visit to town.
One of the most important Italian museums in the world, houses works of art from the twelfth to the eighteenth century with one of the largest collections of Renaissance art. Among visiting artists: Botticelli, Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Mantegna, Correggio, Lippi, Martini, Titian and Parmigianino. The building was built by Vasari in the sixteenth century by the will of Francesco I thanks to the Medici family. Among the most famous works of the Uffizi remembers La Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, Da Vinci’s The Annunciation, The Venus of Urbino by Titian, Caravaggio’s Bacchus, the Portrait of Leo X by Raphael and Michelangelo’s Tondo Dini .
Info and tickets: www.florence-tickets.com – www.uffizi.firenze.it
It is the second museum in Italy after the Uffizi. He exposes the greatest number of the world of Michelangelo sculptures (seven), including the famous David. The museum also houses other collections not perfectly connected by a chronological including the largest colllezione of paintings or to the bottom, oopere of the thirteenth century painters, sculptors of the nineteenth century, Russian icons and plaster works of the sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini.
Info and tickets: www.polomuseale.firenze.it/musei/?m=accademia
Residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Medici, Lorraine and Savoy, houses inside a museum complex consists of specialized museums and galleries: Gallery of Modern Art, the Silver Museum, Porcelain Museum, Carriage Museum, Museum of Costume , Palatine Gallery and Monumental Apartments. Outside it is surrounded by Boboli Gardens, one of the greatest examples of Italian garden.
BARGELLO NATIONAL MUSEUM
With Renaissance masterpieces like the famous David by Donatello, as well as other works by Michelangelo, Michelozzo, Brunelleschi, Luca della Robbia, Ghiberti, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna and Verrocchio. Inside extraordinary art collections, pottery, weapons, ivories and a prestigious medal.
Info: Via del Proconsolo 4. Tel. 055-294883.
Online tickets www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/venueBargello.aspx
OPERA DEL DUOMO MUSEUM
With several works from Piazza del Duomo, the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Pisano, Nanni Di Banco, Ghiberti and Donatello.
Info and tickets: www.ilgrandemuseodelduomo.it
LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM
It is a small complex where you know works and the great Florentine genius projects. This museum shows reproductions of engineering works as well as paintings, drawings, sculptures and artistic creations. The museum is enriched by multimedia installations to study the history of Leonardo.
Info and tickets: Via de Servi 66R -www.mostredileonardo.com – Tel. 055 282966
Other museums to visit: The Museum of the Medici Chapels in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Museum of San Marco inside the eponymous Dominican Museum, the Archaeological Museum in Palazzo della Crocetta, the Museum of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Still Life, the Bardini Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Useful information about all the museums can be found here: www.firenze-online.com/visitare/musei-firenze.php