Reasons to Recommend: Uffizi Gallery, adjacent to the Municipal Square, is one of the best art galleries in Italy, and even Europe. The gallery was originally the official residence of the Medici family. The entire, giant, palace-sized building took over 20 years to complete. The gallery contains almost all of the Medici family's art collection. The Artwork nearly spans the entire history of art, from ancient Greek sculptures to 18th-century Venetian paintings. There are also many original master works, including Michelangelo's "Holy Family", Raphael's "23-year-old self-portrait", and Da Vinci's "Adoration of the Magi".
Reasons to Recommend: The Academy Of Florence Art Gallery was built in 1562 and is an affiliated Accademia Gallery of Fine Arts in Florence. It is famous for Michelangelo's "David Statue". The statue of David was placed on the Municipal Square. However, the famous man was too popular and the school had to move indoors to protect his safety. In addition to the statue of David, Michelin's other beautiful works are displayed here, where you can also see important paintings by many famous alumni, as well as modern and contemporary student works. The Academy Of Florence Art Gallery is an integrated place for European painting art, with works by the Venetian painter Toscana painters such as Giorgio.
Reasons to Recommend: Built in the 15th century by the Pitti family, the Palazzo Pitti houses one of the biggest art galleries in Florence. The building itself has housed a number of illustrious personages, including the Medici family, which bought it in the 16th century, Napoleon and the royal house of Italy. However, the king of Italy opened it to the public in 1919, since when it has housed a charming collection of art. Visit the Galleria Palatina to see works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Perugino and Peter Paul Rubens, all masters of Renaissance art. The museum also hosts silver pieces, modern art and a number of temporary exhibitions, which you can see in the White Room, or Sala Bianca.
Reasons to Recommend: Palazzo Medici Riccardi which was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo is a prime example of Renaissance-style architecture. This mid-fifteenth century building is known for its masonry. While it was originally built for the head of the Medici banking family, the Marchesi Riccardi family later bought it and expanded the Palazzo during the seventeenth century. You can still find Baroque frescoes by Luca Giordano and various sculptures in the courtyard. By allowing only eight guests at a time, the Palazzo Medici Riccardi provides a cozy atmosphere to enjoy Renaissance masterpieces.
Reasons to Recommend: Florence, which was built on the site of an Etruscan settlement was the symbol of the Renaissance. It rose to economic and cultural preeminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, the work of great masters such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1982.