Michelagelo as a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, philosopher: an overall genius with a complex personality, he dealt with popes and prestigious patrons who treated him as their equal. His career bloomed in Florence, just a few steps away from the current location of the same David he carved at only 26.
Michelangelo´s David in its beauty proves to be the most known sculpture in the world today. Why was it sculpted? Where was it supposed to be placed?
The Medici House: birth, rise to power and decline of one of the most important dynasties in Europe. Their name is solidly bonded with the fate of the city of Florence.
Opulent and sturdy, elegant and refined: this is Pitti Palace. A monumental complex that testifies the splendor of the Medici, Lorena and Savoy House. Powerful dynasties that ruled Tuscany and Italy alike. Once a simple noble residence, it became royal palace and it was theater of Granducal fortunes and events.
The Uffizi was born at the behest of the Grand Duke Cosimo I in order to host the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. Later his son Francesco I transformed the last floor of the building into his private gallery and a few years later decided to allow the visit on request. It thus became…