As I stroll through towns I get lost in the atmosphere and the structure these towns provide. I enjoy immersing myself in Italian culture, but in case you wish to find the heart of a culture then there isn’t any greater place. For people to love the masters have immortalized centuries of history.
Florence, uffizi Gallery
You will want to take in as much as possible, when you see Italy, but it’s not possible to see every museum. That’s why it’s a better idea to know what the enchanting ones would be, which hold the collections that are most remarkable. So let’s find out exactly what the six wineries in Italy are which are worth visiting.
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to some of the most significant classical works in Italian history. Nowhere else can you find more about this than from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, that’s the most visited museum in Italy for a good reason. It takes one to the early Renaissance; a period for Italian culture through art from the middle ages.
Egyptian Museum of Turin
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Vatican City, vatican Museums
Famously known for its collection, including masterpieces such as the Annunciation out of Leonardo da Vinci, Doni Tondo out of Michelangelo and hundreds of of works reenacting myths, the museum is bound to leave an enduring impression. Busts and figurines in the House of Medici — a political and financial dynasty that dominated over Florence for centuries — decorate the museum’s hallways. Being home to Europe’s greatest painters and sculptors the Uffizi Gallery is a must see for any individual visiting Italy.
Milan, the Brera Art Gallery
If you’ve got an interest in the Roman and Greek antiquities the National Archaeological Museum of Naples might be more up your street. As one of the most important archeological museums of Italy it hosts collections of ancient Roman remains from sites, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, which have buried by the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The museum has the largest collection of marble sculptures from Naples.
Doge’s Palace, Venice
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The museum offers a terrific insight into the lives of the old Romans, since it tells their tale through plenty of mosaics and paintings, statues. One of the highlights of this museum is the Farnese collection, which can be a group of Europe’s most exceptional larger than life sculptures from the antiquity, including the statue of Hercules, Atlas carrying the world on his waist, and the Farnese Bull, which is referred to as the biggest recovered sculpture of that moment. Another highlight is the selection of amazing mosaics retelling the ancient Hellenistic stories of heroes such as Achilles and Alexander the Great.
He’d probably end up in the Egyptian Museum of Turin, if Indiana Jones went on vacation to Italy.
This museum is the destination in Italy for investigating one of the earliest mankind has ever been known. As a result of the museum’s comprehensive collection of Egyptian artifacts, you don’t need to go to Cairo to learn more about culture and Egypt’s rich history.
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It is here that you will find the Book of the Dead, statues of pharaoh Ramesses the Great and Egyptian Gods anticipating your arrival, heaps of well-preserved mummies and golden sarcophagi, sphinxes and ancient papers with hieroglyphs and even an entire ancient temple in which the Castle used to be worshipped. The museum comprises over tens of tens of Egyptian artifacts making it one of the biggest museums in Europe in which people promising a educative and thrilling time for those people of the museum can see and learn about Egyptian antiquities that are many.
With the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountains Rome and the Pantheon can be regarded as an outside museum alone. But until you’ve taken a day off to visit Vatican City, and by extend the Vatican Museums, you’re not allowed to leave Rome. The Vatican Museums contain a large number of classic paintings, using the most noteworthy being the Sistine Chapel. It was here that the production narrative was painted by Michelangelo on the day of conclusion and also the ceiling on the walls.
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As you first must progress through other art-filled galleries with elegant sculptures and frescos, with my favorite being of the Raphael Rooms, it’s not a visit to the Sistine Chapel. Here you’ll find the School of Athens on the wall, in which you find the philosophers such as Aristotle discuss logic, truth and virtue. Even though on the opposite wall you’ll find the Disputation of this Sacrament, a painting of heaven and the earth ponder about religion.
With well over 20.000 works on screen there is a lot to see and speak about in the Vatican Museums. I think that it’s safe to say that over the decades the catholic church has created a wonderful little art heaven for itself.
Milan is particularly popular with tourists who are planning to do a little bit of fashion shopping. But in the heart of the city it only takes one wrong turn to end up in the Brera district. It is here, in the Brera Art Gallery, which it is possible to find one of Italy’s painting collections. The Brera Art Academy originally started collecting paintings, even covering the 14th century and on, to teach students about their art form’s background. But over the years the artwork collection of this academy became increasingly notorious as more and more masterpieces were added to it.
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As is normal in paintings works display a scene and tell a story from the Christian heritage, like in the masterpieces’Finding of this body of St Mark’ by Tintoretto and’The Dead Christ’ by Mantegna. Although themes are covered as well by Francesco Hayez in’ The Kiss’. It is a collection that is beautiful and it advised to take a guided tour so you get to learn more about the story behind each job.
Venice, the town of canals and isles, has become the city in the world as a result of their commerce empire. And they are not afraid to display it. On the San Marco Square you will find the Doge’s Palace that is gothic. This used to be the chair of power from the Venetian Republic.
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Entering this piece of history you’ll quickly find since you get delivered to a different location and time by all about you this is not a museum. From prestigious design during, person sized globes to graph your maritime expeditions out of views over the ocean, paintings using golden frames and older dungeons where prisoners would waste away. It surely once you return home something you will remember.
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