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Museums in Florence

Academia Gallery Florence, Italy

Academia Gallery Florence, Italy

The Essence of Art The Accademia Gallery situated on Via Ricasoli, 60, exhibits the genius of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of the Lorraine House who drew together all the drawing schools of Florence into an Academy in 1784. He also founded a gal...

Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy

Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy

Famous for the bronze Greek statue known as the Idolino, the Archaeological Museum is housed in the Palazzo della Crocetta, which was built for the grand duchess Maria Madalena of Austria in 1620, probably by Giulio Parigi. ...

Boboli Gardens Florence, Italy

Boboli Gardens Florence, Italy

The Boboli Gardens has seen many powerful Italian families. It was first owned by the Pitti family. Later it passed on to the Medicis, followed by the Hapsburg-Lorraine family. Each of the owners extended it with great care and commissioned only the ...

Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto Florence, Italy

Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto Florence, Italy

The Cenacolo dates to the early 16th century when it was the refectory of the Vallombrosan abbey of San Salvi. It was frescoed by Andrea del Sarto between 1511 and 1527, and was used by the enclosed nuns of Beata Umiltà until the early 19th ce...

Davanzati Museum Florence, Italy

Davanzati Museum Florence, Italy

Housed in the palace of the same name the Davanzati Museum is one of the few surviving examples of the typical Florentine 14th-century home and is halfway between a medieval tower and a Renaissance palace. The façade, typical of the period, is...

Medici Chapels Florence, Italy

Medici Chapels Florence, Italy

The Medici Chapels. A vast complex of chapels of great historical and architectural interest. The large crypt, which holds the tombs of the Medici family, was designed Buontalenti. The underground chambers of...

San Marco Museum Florence, Italy

San Marco Museum Florence, Italy

The San Marco Museum occupies the oldest part of a Dominican monastery rebuilt by Michelozzo from 1436 to 1446 by appointment of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder. The building is a enormous complex with all the sobriety and elegance typical of Florentine ...

Palatine Gallery

Palatine Gallery

The most important part of the Palatine Gallery is housed in the six front rooms and back rooms of the Pitti Palace. These rooms were used from the late 18th century onwards for the exhibition of the most important paintings (then around 500 in numbe...

Silver Museum Florence, Italy

Silver Museum Florence, Italy

Silver Museum The Silver Museum is housed in magnificently frescoed rooms formerly the summer apartments of the grand dukes in the Pitti Palace. The first room, on the ground floor, has a frescoed vault by Angel...

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery began life as a building to house offices of the government in Florence, Italy. The building was conceived by Cosimo I di’Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, as the building that originally contained the administrative offic...