Italy is a country that is jammed packed with famous art. Here are 10 masterpieces you should see.
No trip to Florence is complete without a visit to Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David. Complete with six pack, this stunning sculpture is a masterpiece of the renaissance period.
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The Sistine chapel in Vatican City is famous for its ceiling of Michelangelo Paintings. The most famous of which is The Creation of Adam.
Capitoline Wolf is a world famous bronze sculpture that is located at the Musei Capitolini in Rome. The sculpture was inspired by the founding of Rome legend.
Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel
This wonderful chapel is situated in Padua. It contains a fresco cycle by Giotto that was completed in 1305. It is considered to be one of the most important masterpieces of Western art.
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
This world famous mural can be seen in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan.
Mantegna’s Dead Christ
This Renaissance masterpiece is located in Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan. The date of its creation is unknown but thought to be between 1475 and 1501.
Raphael’s Rooms are situated in the Vatican. The rooms contain stunning frescoes that were painted in the 16th century by the artist Raphael.
Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro by Titian
Another stunning Renaissance painting, this time by the artist Titian. This huge painting is over 16 foot high and can be enjoyed at the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice.
The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
This stunning painting is a masterpiece of Renaissance art. It was painted in 1486 and can be seen at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca
This beautiful painting is situated in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino. It is a very famous work of Renaissance art as was painted in 1455.
If you are visiting Tuscany’s Capital city to enjoy the many art masterpieces you will find plenty of excellent Boutique hotels in Florence in which to stay.