For art lovers there are few countries as enticing as Italy, and few cities or regions as breath-taking within Italy as Florence and Tuscany. Tours of the area reveal an artistic heritage that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. The renaissance work that was born here is available to see in such vast quantities that no art fan will leave disappointed. A great way to experience all that is on offer is to take in one or even more Florence and Tuscany tours that specialise in art. These three fantastic galleries will captivate any audience. |
The museum of art and culture in Pisa shows that there is more to see in this charming town than a leaning tower! The gallery is housed in an historic mansion that has been lovingly restored and provides a phenomenal environment for art.
The gallery has great open spaces and a fantastic permanent collection, which includes work that combines the history and culture of Pisa; it is in fact host to some fantastic pieces from the 14th century onwards. There are also great temporary exhibitions that showcase modern work and photography.
In the bright city of Sienna is this wonderful gallery and museum which is housed in a spectacular 13th century building. The building itself is a stunning demonstration of traditional gothic architecture and will leave visitors spellbound.
During the day the palace is open and guests can view a number of amazing artefacts from Italy’s medieval period. The palace is also home to many breathtaking frescoes and historical pieces that present an illustrated interpretation of the cultural history of the area. Those who have a keen interest in history as well as paintings will be very interested in what they find within the walls of the Palazzo Publico.
Perhaps one of the most famous galleries in Italy (if not the world) is the Uffizi, which is the crown jewel of Florence and Tuscany. Tours of the gallery take in some of the ultimate masters of European painting including Leonardo, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
As well as the fantastic renaissance paintings, there are a number of other works including sculptures and paintings by those from outside Italy. It truly is one of the finest collections anywhere in the world.
There is so much fantastic art in this region, and tours of the great museums and galleries can really make a trip even more perfect. Tour organisers help by taking the hassle out of organising transport and logistics and they use the best guides too; guides who know a lot about the art scene in Florence and Tuscany. Tours with these local experts will help you make the most of your time.
Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering unforgettable Florence and Tuscany tours including Vintage Vespa tours, cooking classes and wine safaris. Wherever and whatever you want to explore Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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