The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Florence Museums

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Florence is the capital city and largest city of Tuscany, a region of Italy. The city was a centre of medieval European finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”.

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and famous for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city contains numerous museums and art galleries, the following museums will featured on the “Joy of Museums”:

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence  – Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze

Essential Facts:

  • City:                      Florence
  • Country:              Italy
  • Population:         400,000

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