Florence Art Lovers Tour

Museum of Florence Academy of Fine Arts
If you’re an art-lover, you’ll enjoy exploring Florence, which is much more than the Uffizi and the Accademia Galleries. The city is an open-air museum! We’ve handpicked some of the most interesting and notable palaces, cathedrals, architecture, and masterpieces to take you through local art at your own pace.

You’ll find four museums in one building at the Palazzo Pitti, including modern art and historic fashion collections. The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and Basilica of Santa Spirito churches are home to religious art with frescos adorning their interiors. Florence's artistic history is ready to spoil art lovers, and we aim to recommend the best places based on your interests.

Suggested Places to Visit:
  • Palazzo Pitti: Spend the day exploring the Palazzo Pitti, which is divided into four museums. The Treasury of the Grand Dukes is on the ground floor, the Palatine Gallery and the Imperial and Royal Apartments on the first floor, and the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Costume and Fashion on the second floor. This fantastic assortment is ideal for history buffs!

  • Bargello Museum: The building alone is worth a visit, as it's one of the oldest buildings in Florence and is located in the impressive Palazzo del Bargello. You'll find a variety of statues and artwork from famous artists.

  • Medici Chapels: Located next to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the chapels are a mini-masterpiece built of granite, marble, and semiprecious stones. The artwork includes some of Michelangelo’s most beautiful sculptures.

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Novella: The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the oldest Basilicas of the Dominican Order in Florence. It's close to the Medici Chapels, so ideal to combine a visit to both. Don’t miss Masaccio’s Holy Trinity fresco, a great historical piece of the Renaissance period.

  • Basilica of Santa Spirito: The Basilica of Santo Spirito is also an example of Renaissance architecture. Located next to Palazzo Pitti, it offers a great combination for a self-guided tour.