Top Museums to visit across Tuscany
Tuscany houses many museums with masterpieces by the greatest artists of all time, from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Botticelli, Giotto and Donatello. Depending on your interests in history, art or sculpture - Tuscany has it all, spanning across time, styles and periods. Below, a list of the top museums in Tuscany that you should not miss!
Read full article "Uffizi Gallery"
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums - it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Lots of sculptures too.
Read full article "Pitti Palace"
The Pitti Palace houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain, silver and period costumes. The rooms contain works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others. The beautiful Boboli Gardens, grand example of Italian Renaissance gardens, are on the hill behind the palace.
Read full article "Accademia Gallery"
The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. Once inside, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished and powerful Prisoners, along with a few works by Perugino, Giambologna, and Botticelli.
Read full article "Bargello"
Primarily a sculpture museum, you'll be treated to early Michelangelo marbles and Giambologna bronzes and then on to a room full of famous works by Donatello, considered by many the greatest sculptor since antiquity.
Read full article "Cortona Etruscan Academy Museum"
The Museum of the Etruscan Academy and of the city of Cortona offer numerous archeological finds from the area from both the Etruscan and Roman periods, as well as an interesting art gallery with works by Cortona and Tuscan artists.
Read full article "Alabaster Museum"
Volterra is the city of alabaster par excellence, the tradition dating back to the Etruscans. The Alabaster Museum displays over 300 works of alabaster art, together with antiques and paintings.