Get inspired by visiting Florence
For lovers of art, especially Renaissance, there’s no city in the world that is more attractive than Florence. From Galleria degli Uffizi to the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence is famous worldwide for its Gothic and Renaissance buildings, art galleries and museums.
Museums in Florence
The vastness and important collections exhibited in many museums of Florence is an irresistible invitation for millions of tourists worldwide. The first museum in order of importance and global celebrity is Galleria degli Uffizi. The building is located in downtown and was designed by Vasari in 1560 with the desire of Cosimo I. Completed in 1580, the building was to host under one roof all offices and courts. Shortly after opening, the palace was enriched with all kinds of precious collections. Over time, corridors, galleries and underground palace have become real mini museums.
Now, after several extensions, after which many works have been transferred elsewhere, Uffizi Gallery has become one of the most famous in Europe, containing an extensive collection of works of art belonging to some of the greatest painters of Italy , and a rich selection of works by Flemish and French masters. To avoid queues and waiting times, visitors to reserve tickets a few days before. Anyway, whatever sacrifice is small compared to the satisfaction of visiting the 45 rooms filled with art masterpieces – Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli with his famous “Primavera” and other equally beautiful paintings, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Michelangelo, German and French painters. If you’re here, you must decide about what you want to focus, otherwise you risk your suffering and Stendahl’s syndrome, fainting whom she falls victim to someone who has received too many visual stimuli.
Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence
Another place to visit is the Accademia di Belle Arti, and that founded by Cosimo I. The building was originally designed for students, today houses a museum, especially famous for the marble statue of “David”. Works by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504 the city became a symbol being reproduced everywhere from postcards up to the various objects, all the “hunted” by fans souvenirs. More than a statue, for locals “David” is a young Florentine Republic, proud and proud, ready to fight potential enemies that surrounded.
Originally, the statue was designed dome, but by 1887 was exhibited in Piazza della Signoria. Outside the “David”, the museum houses many other works by Michelangelo, including “San Matteo” and four unfinished sculptures, “I Prigioni” for funerary monument of Julius II, in the Basilica di S. Pietro in Rome. The collection is filled with masterpieces by artists renascentisi.
Medieval and Renaissance Florence
City of Florence is dominated by the towers and palaces and churches huge dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Cathedral is the most imposing building on the right bank of the river Arno. Not far from it lies Bargello, or Palazzo del Podesta, a building resembling a fortress of the thirteenth century and fourteenth century, which houses a National Museum. There are vast collections of glazed terracotta pots of the della Robbia family and sculptures by Donatello.
You should not miss walking in Piazza della Signoria, where besides the Fountain of Neptune, you can admire the majestic Palazzo Vecchio or the Palazzo della Signoria, a building that originally housed the local council, and later Italian Chamber of Deputies. And if you plicitisit, give a run at the Palazzo Pitti, where there is another famous collection, which includes mainly works of art by Andrea del Sarto, Raphael, Il Perugino, Titian and Tintoretto.