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 is one of the world's top museums, with some of the most important works from the Renaissance inside. Admire magnificent works of art and sculpture, from Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Spring to the only example of Michelangelo's painting on panel to splendid works by Raphael and Titian.
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Must-sees during your visit to San Gimignano are the Palazzo Comunale, Pinacoteca and Torre Grossa, the tallest tower in the city from which you can enjoy a unique view over all of San Gimignano. If you have time, head on to the Archeological Museum where the second floor houses the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, a mix of the old and new.
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 "Siena Duomo"
Siena's Gothic cathedral is full of treasures, including its marble pavement, Piccolomini library frescoes and incredibly ornate interiors. We highly recommend a visit into this wonder of Siena's past!
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Are you looking for a unique museum that will please adults and children alike? Then we suggest you visit the Leonardo da Vinci Museum just off Piazza Duomo in Florence where you'll be able to admire the most interesting designs from Leonardo's notebooks come to life in real size reconstructions. A journey back in time and into the mind of this genius of our past.
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No matter how short your visit in San Gimignano might be, you must visit the cathedral to admire the marvelous cycle of frescoes that recount stories from the New and Old Testaments painted by illustrious artists of the 14th-century Sienese school and the extraordinary Renaissance jewel, the Chapel of Santa Fina. Head to the Museum of Sacred Art next door to admire the exquisite "Madonna of the Rose".
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 "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 "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.