Florence art museums, a guide to websites
The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi) is a prominent art museum located in the Historic Centre of Florence. One of the most important Italian museums, and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world, and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
The Palatine Gallery, the main gallery of Palazzo Pitti, contains a large ensemble of over 500 principally Renaissance paintings, which were once part of the Medicis’ and their successors’ private art collection. The gallery, which overflows into the royal apartments, contains works by Raphael, Titian, Perugino and many others.
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
More than seven hundred years after its foundation, the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore continues its commitment to conserving and enhancing the monuments that make up the Great Cathedral Museum: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Opera Museum.
The palace is currently home to four different museums: the Treasury of the Grand Dukes on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Royal Apartments on the main floor of the Palace, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Fashion and Costume on the second floor.
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