Monday, March 24, 2014
10 Artsy Must Sees of Florence
Founded in 1563, the first school in Europe to teach the methods of painting, drawing and sculpture.
Formerly a town hall and prison, this houses Italy's finest collection of Renaissance sculpture.
Home to a vast collection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Etruscan artifacts.
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Features works, carvings and tools by Donatello, Brunelleschi and Luca della Robbia, plus a section dedicated to the history of the Duomo.
Museum of the History of Science
Dedicated to astronomy, mathematics and navigation
Built by Brunelleschi for banker Luca Pitti, later purchased by the Medici, contains several museums including the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Silverware Museum, the Modern Art Gallery and the Boboli Gardens
Italy's supreme art gallery, created by architect Vasari, contains an unparalleled collection of paintings from Italy's best known masters.
The Medici family parish church contains the Medici Chapels and mausoleum, as well as works by Donatello, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi.
Built inside the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, famous for the frescoes on the Life of St. Peter started by Masolino and his pupil Masaccio and competed by Filippino Lippi.
A Gothic church containing the tombs of famous Florentines, such as Michelangelo, Machiavello and Galileo. Alongside is the Pazzi Chapel designed by Brunelleschi.
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