“Adoration of the Magi” – Botticelli paints the Medici

The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli is one of the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Painted between 1475-78, it’s the work that propelled the young artist into the Medici circle. if you look closely, you’ll discover that many figures in this religious scene are none other than members of the Medici family…. Read more »

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Autumn 2017 Art Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany

If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany this season, and would like to add a little artistic flair to your trip, here are a few of our favourite exhibits, all of which will be around until January 2018. Florence shows off 16th century paintings and sculptures, Siena goes back in time with a collection of… Read more »

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Where to see Michelangelo in Florence

Ever wanted to follow in Michelangelo’s footsteps? Now you can. Here we take you on a journey through the city that inspired him and show you the art that still inspires us. From the very early work in Casa Buonarroti to the world-famous statue of David at the Accademia. Follow us as we walk through… Read more »

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Famous paintings in Florence – Unmissable masterpieces at the Uffizi

Florence has an impressive collection of paintings. So the task of choosing its top masterpieces is a tad challenging. But we do like a challenge. So we’ve made a shortlist of the famous paintings in Florence that you absolutely can’t afford to miss, all of which can conveniently be found in the Uffizi Gallery. Seeing… Read more »

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Admiring Fra Angelico frescoes in San Marco Convent, Florence

San Marco Museum in Florence is a former Dominican convent with beautiful frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. I visited this convent for the first time as a child. My memories are of tiny rooms with drawings on white walls. It was eerie and mysterious, in a good way. Since then I’ve been back… Read more »

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Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo da Vinci – Uffizi Gallery

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci is returning to the Uffizi Gallery after a long period of restoration. It’s an important work, that was considered revolutionary at the time. Both for the technique that Leonardo used, and his arrangement of the figures in the scene. It’s an impressive work, and at 246 cm. x243 cm…. Read more »

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A day with Michelangelo sculptures in Florence

Everybody knows Michelangelo’s David. And if you visit Florence, you’ll see him everywhere. On t-shirts, aprons, and even made of chocolate. He’s magnificent. But what if you don’t have time for queuing at the Accademia Gallery or you want a more intimate experience with Michelangelo? Here’s where you should you go in Florence to see… Read more »

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