Classical Florence Art Galleries
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti
Type: fashion history museum
Address: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti, 1; Ph. / Fax: 055-2388713.
Note: this is the most important and unique clothes and costumes museum in Italy and
the world; it hosts thousands of beautiful ancient clothes, theatre costumes and
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria degli Uffizi
Type: painting (and some ancient sculptures) gallery
Address: Uffizi Loggia; 055-23881
Note: the most striking variety of beautiful master paintings; it started under the
Medicis. We invite you to stop in front of the most impressive Renaissance painting:
Botticelli's Primavera; this painting has all the features of the Renaissance:
beauty, Nature, colours, celebration of life, man at the centre of all
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria Palatina e Appartamenti Monumentali
Type: painting gallery / royal rooms
Address: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti; 055-2388614 / 055 2388611.
Note: Renaissance / Baroque paintings displayed in such a way as to cover the walls
of the rooms. We particularly love the portraits: beautiful photographs of the
past by important artists, which still tell us about the way the nobles posed,
dressed, and of what they represented in their times.
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria dell'Accademia
Type: sculpture and other objects gallery
Address: Via Ricasoli, 68/60; 055-2388612
Note: here is the David by Michelangelo: the humanistic representation of Man. But
we are overwhelmed by Michelangelo's Prigioni: the painful strength of these men
trying to get free from the marble is striking
Modern Florence Art Galleries
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Type: XVIII to early XX century principally Italian paintings and some sculptures.
Address: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti, 1; 055-2388616.
Note: the collection started in the 1800's. It hosts neoclassical works, significant
pieces with historical subjects of the Risorgimento, the important Macchiaioli
(the Italian precursors of French Impressionism) pieces such as those by Fattori,
Lega and Signorini and more modern ones, as those of the Futurists Balla and Marinetti.
Florence Art Gallery Name: Raccolta d'Arte Contemporanea Alberto Della Ragione
Type: XX century collection
Address: Piazza della Signoria, 5; 055-283078.
Note: 1930-40 artists, such as Guttuso; and De Chirico, Morandi, Casorati, Sironi,
and sculptors as Manz and Fontana.
Florence Art Gallery Name: Galleria Rinaldo Carnielo
Type: collection of different 1800 styles
Address: Piazza Savonarola, 3; 055-575045.
Note: of sculptures, plaster works and bas-reliefs, located inside a beautiful Art
Nouveau structure, the home and studio of Rinaldo Carnielo. It is under restoration
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