Uffizi Gallery Florence Italy
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The Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is not only the most famous museum in Florence, but one of the most famous museums in the world! It is the largest collection of renaissance art in the world and some of the most famous works are by Boticelli, Leonardo da Vinco and Caravaggio. Originally built to serve as a place to house administrative and legal offices in Florence. Today, the Gallery features artwork on the
Accademia Gallery Michelangelo David Florence
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Accademia Gallery

The Galleria of Accademia is home to one of the most iconic sculptures in all of not only Florence, but Europe as a whole: The David. Michelangelo's David was built to symbolize the strength and independence of the Florentine people. The Accademia Gallery houses not only the David, but there are also four statues of the Slaves commissioned by pope Julius II, known as “The Prisoners”. Visitors will also be
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Palazzo Pitti

The construction of Palazzo Pitti was done during the second half of the 15th century. This work was commissioned by Luca Pitti, a Florentine merchant. Luca Pitti wanted his residence to be the most impressive in all of Florence! Pitti bought all the houses between his new palace and the footpath of the hill to construct the Boboli Gardens or in Italian Giardino di Boboli to accomplish this goal. Eleonora
Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens Florence Oltrarno
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Boboli Gardens

The third museum that is a part of the Uffizi is the Boboli Gardens. Located directly behind Pitti Palace, it is easily accessible if you are already exploring the palace. Created by the Medici family, the layout of the gardens is now a style that is a model for many European courts. The immaculately kept garden is a true outdoor museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues throughout. The Gardens
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Orsanmichele Church & Museum

The Chiesa E Museo Di Orsanmichele is conveniently located halfway between the Palazzo della Signoria and the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Known to be a unique and wonderful monument where the civic and the religious come together as one. The art historian, Antonio Paolucci, labeled it as a "temple of work" because of its symbolic representation of the Florentine guilds. On the outside you will see copies of
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Medici Chapels

The Medici Chapels have been a state museum since 1869, but their history is closely linked to that of the Church of San Lorenzo. The museum consists of the New Sacristy, designed and conceived in its sculptural furniture by Michelangelo but later finished by Vasari. It contains the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano. Michelangelo intended to have four Medici tombs, but those of Lorenzo the Magnificent
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Museo Dell’Opificio Delle Pietre Dure

Museo Dell'Opificio Delle Pietre Dure was renovated on a project by Adolfo Natalini in 1995. The collection which was curated by Anna Maria Giusti follows a thematic criterion where the productions of the Medici and Lorraine grand-ducal period are documented. The mezzanine floor is dedicated to the processing techniques including rich stone samples, tools, and even exemplification of some phases from the production of inlays and carvings. This gives us
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Museo Di San Marco

Originally used built and used as the first public library of the Western World, it was a heaven on earth for humanist and intellectuals of the time to consult books in Latin and Greek. Today, The San Marco Museum is located in a former monastery founded in the 13th century and houses fresco paintings by Ghirlandaio, Fray Bartolomé, as well as many paintings made by his followers. The dormitory cells