Florence offers an array of museums in addition to the Uffizi, its most famous. Only a short walk away are a variety of museums and galleries, many of which offer free admission the first Sunday of every month.
Located next to the Piazza della Signoria, this gallery is one of the largest and most well known of Florence’s museums. It contains a variety of works but focuses mostly on those from the Italian Renaissance period. It is considered the most popular attraction in Florence and one of the world’s most visited galleries.
The home of the original masterpiece ‘David’ by Michaelangelo, the museum holds a variety of paintings and other sculptures by the world renown artist. The works include those mostly between 1300 and 1600, considered the Late Renaissance period. It is Italy’s second most visited gallery behind the Uffizi.
Museo di San Marco
Visitors to this museum will immediately note its unique exterior architecture, a mix of styles from the buildings inception in 1443. The museum itself is a perfectly preserved 15th century convent and includes paintings, sculpture and architectural pieces from throughout Italian history.