Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, there is no doubt about that. But did you know that the city hosts a huge part of the world’s artistic heritage, which is spread in the 72 museums in Florence. Those are a lot of museums indeed! So which ones should you visit during your trip to the astounding Italian city, which is a piece of art itself?
The best museums in Florence
As you can see, visiting all the museums in Florence is quite an unreachable goal, unless you decide to move to the city for a while, so we have prepared a short list with the most important – which doesn’t mean the other aren’t interesting, of course! But if you need some help choosing among the many options, the following museums will surely leave you satisfied:
- The Uffizi Gallery: With almost 2 million visitors a year, the famous Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important art museums in the world. There, you will be able to see works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio, among many others.
- The Accademia Gallery: Together with the Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria dell’Accademia is the most important museum in the city. There, you will be the famous David by Michelangelo, among other masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli and Andrea del Sarto.
- The Palazzo Vecchio: Thanks to its importance in the history of Florence, in the Palazzo Vecchio you will find numerous paintings and frescos of incredible value.
- Museo dell’Opera del Duomo: This museum is more discrete compared to others in this list, but it hosts the art pieces that used to be in the Duomo, made by Michelangelo and Donatello, among others.
- La Specola: If you want to see something different or if you’re travelling with your kids, La Specola, which is Florence’s Natural History Museum, can be a great choice. There you will see rooms dedicated to zoology and some creepy wax anatomical models.
And what about you? Have you ever visited any of these wonderful museums in Florence? Is there any other you would like to recommend to your fellow readers? Don’t forget to do so in the comments section!