Florence is unanimously recognized as the cradle of the Renaissance year after year. It attracts crowds of Italian and foreign tourists (like us) to admire the marvelous churches, sumptuous buildings, and museums that make it so unique.

The most famous museums in Florence, and one of the most important in the world is the Uffizi.

The building that houses the Galleria degli Uffizi dates back to 1560.

It was built by Giorgio Vasari for Cosimo I de’ Medici, to house the administrative and legal offices (uffizi in ancient Italian) of Florence.

It currently consists of the world’s finest collection of Italian Renaissance painting, particularly of the Florentine school. It also has antiques, sculpture, and more than 100,000 drawings and prints.

In addition to the Uffizi, we also ventured to the museum that houses the world’s most famous silhouette, David.

Michelangelo’s David is the main feature at the Galleria dell’Accademia. The boys enjoyed a stroll through this quaint museum, but really took in and appreciated Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Have you been to either of these museums?

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