Our educational tours of Italy offer a wonderful opportunity to explore distinct historical periods across a range of stunning cities. In Italy these magnificent art galleries are able to portray the historical evolution of Italy. At Educational Tours Abroad we have selected our top three must see Art Galleries whilst in Italy.
Top Three Art Galleries in Italy
Vatican Museums are amongst one of the most visited tourist attractions. It withholds the greatest art treasures known to us and is a must visit on an educational tour itinerary to Rome.
The Vatican Museums had started with only a few sculptures which had been collected by Pope Julius II in the 14th Century. However today, the extraordinary Vatican Museums are a huge complex filled with pontifical art galleries as well as the collection of modern art continuing till today.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world given the rich amount of unique artworks and masterpieces conserved within its walls, the majority from the Renaissance period.
Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery hosts works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello, just to name a few of the most famous. Its large collection has works from all centuries but a large part dates back to the periods between the 12th and 17th centuries.
The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Florence and Tuscany and welcomes over a million visitors each year. The Uffizi, together with the Vatican Museums in Rome, are the top two most visited museums in Italy by visitors from all across the world and the long lines at the museum’s entrance are almost as famous as its masterpieces!
Formerly the Doge’s residence and seat of Venetian government, the Palace is seen as the main symbol of Venice. The Doge’s Palace includes council chambers, delicately-decorated residential apartments and austere prison-cells, and houses works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A. Vittoria and G. B. Tiepolo. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon.
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