You have to visit the Uffizi at least once when you visit Florence, to trace the history of Renaissance painting. Florence has 53 museums, bearing witness to the importance of its artistic heritage. Here’s a brief description to entice you so you’ll know how to choose:
The Medieval churches are full of frescoes, also by Giotto; San Lorenzo is the prototype of Renaissance architecture thanks to Brunelleschi; San Miniato is a pearl of Florentine Romanesque art.
The Medici Chapels contain Michelangelo’s funerary masterpieces and the Brancacci chapel recounts the beginning of Renaissance painting through Masaccio’s frescoes.
Palazzo Vecchio preserves its precious ornaments from the time of the Medici while Palazzo Pitti also comprises the Boboli Gardens and the baroque paintings of the Galleria Palatina, entirely decorated during Medici rule. Palazzo Medici is distinguished by a chapel entirely frescoed by Benozzo Gozzoli.
The convent of San Marco is the fulcrum of Frà Angelico’s paintings, also in the monastic cells.
The Bargello is considered the museum of sculpture with works by Donatello, Michelangelo, Giambologna, but exhibits many other works, such as those in glazed terracotta, bronze, ivory, and marble.
The richly-decorated Baptistery and the museum of the Opera del Duomo are must-sees in Florence.
Then the Accademia, with the original statue of Michelangelo’s David and the musical instruments of the grand-ducal court, and so many more sites worth seeing.
Clearly, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Some museums can only be accessible with a reservation. Almost all museums must be visited with a headset system that I can provide.
140 euros for a 2hr tour. 160 euro for a 3hr tour. The price of a full day tour is double that of the half-day. The prices listed are per group and not per person.