Art I’d Love to See in Florence

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Italy is one of those countries you can return to over and over. And after my recent arty trip to Naples, I’m definitely hungry for more! So I’ve been thinking about where I could go next – and Florence is one city that’s right at the top of the list. Especially because it’s one of the most famous cities in the world for art. Here are a few of the top art experience I’d love to have in Florence…

Michelangelo’s David

Florence’s most famous masterpiece is probably David, the iconic statue by Michelangelo. Housed in the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, the statue was complete by Florence’s famous son when he was only 26 – and is one of his best known works.

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Il David di Michelangelo

Gallery Hotel Art

Art is everywhere in Florence. At the Lungarno Collection’s Gallery Hotel Art, it’s even within the hotel. A boutique hotel with a stunning façade, Gallery Hotel Art oozes creativity inside and out. The exterior is often given over to temporary exhibitions and installations, while inside you’ll find still more exhibtions from world-renowned artists and sculptors. The perfect place to stay during an arty trip to Florence.

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Gallery Hotel Art

Uffizi Gallery

No list of art in Florence is complete without a mention of the famous Uffizi Gallery. home to masterpieces by Raphael, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Caravaggio, Uffizi is enormous. You could spend a few days exploring the collection fully!

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Uffizi Gallery

The Vasari Corridor

Considered one of Florence’s best kept secrets, the Vasari Corridor is a private passageway running between the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. Built for the powerful Medici family so that they didn’t have to cross the Ponte Vecchio with the other riffraff, the Vasari Corridor is home to a huge collection of art. The collection of artist’s self-portraits contains more than 1,000 paintings, from the 16th century to the modern day. The corridor is closed to the general public and can only be visited with specialist tours, but it’s worth it for a glimpse of such an important art collection.

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The Vasari Corridor runs along the top of the Ponte Vecchio

Laurentian Library

Michelangelo, one of the most famous Florentine artists, is best known for his sculptures. But he was also an architect, and in 1525 he began work on the Laurentian Library in the Cloister of San Lorenzo Church. Built to house the impressive Medici library, the structure is an example of Mannerist architecture and is full of surprising, and sometimes strange, features.

Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana)

This post was brought to you in collaboration with the Lungarno Collection. As always, all words and opinions are my own!

About Emily Luxton

An award-winning writer and travel blogger on a mission to explore the world through deeper, more intelligent travel. Seeking out adventure, cultural exchanges, food experiences and more as she attempts to get to know the world. Lover of the great outdoors, sunsets, good food, and the odd bit of luxury!

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