Museums and churches

Galleria degli UffiziIt is possible to change or extend the “FLORENCE ITINERARY” including a visit to some of the most prestigious museums and churches in the city

-Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi gallery), oldest and most important gallery, home to many of the most recognized paintings and sculptures in Italy and indeed the world. Inside are works of the 13th and 18th centuries. Part of the gallery is the ” Corridoio Vasariano.”
-Museo dell’Accademia (Academy museum), this is where we come face to face with the awe-inspiring “colossus” David, by Michelangelo. We can also admire his famous sculptures of
” Prigioni.” The collection of early Florentine Renaissance painting is also very interesting
-Museo di San Marco (Museum of S.Mark), the much talked about and controversial Dominican monk Savonarola lived in this Renaissance convent. It was also a source of inspiration for the artist,the Dominican Beato Angelico., whose paintings and frescoes are exhibited in the cloistered complex
-Museo del Bargello, houses the widest collection of Renaissance statues amongst which are the works of Ghilberti, Donatello and Michelangelo. There is also an extraordinary collection of minor works; arms, ceramics, ” Robbiane” earthenware, bronzes and various other objects
-Museo Archeologico (archeological museum ), houses the most important archaeological finds we have in Tuscany, dating back to the Etruscan and Roman periods
-Complesso Laurenziano, the church of S. Lorenzo, designed by Brunelleschi, was chosen by the Medicis as the family temple and tomb. The very suggestive and renowned “Sagrestia Vecchia”(old sacristy) and “Sagrestia Nuova” (new sacristy), which house the Medicean tombs, were sculpted by Michelangelo. The cloister, marvellous piece of architecture designed by Michelangelo, houses the Laurenziana library
-Chiesa della SS. Annunziata, temple of Mannerism and Florentine Baroque
-Chiesa di Santo Maria Novella, it is an ancient Dominican church, designed by Leon Battista Alberti. It houses some of the most beautiful pictures painted by some of the most important Fiorentine artists, from Giotto to Masaccio and to frescoes by Filippo Lippi

There is an admission fee for all the above