Italy is the country in the world that has more UNESCO sites than any other in the world. The art cities of Italy are numerous and each region has hidden gems with incredible art treasures of the past. For those heading to Italy for a cultural visit more information found here we strongly recommend to do their home works beforehand.
In Rome the widest museum is the one of the Vatican City, and it offers an impressive number of art works. In Florence the Uffizi gallery in houses some of the best loved works of art such as Botticelli's the Birth of Venus or Da Vinci's Annunciation. We strongly recommend to spend a few days in Florence visiting the Uffizi and other well-known museums as well as the powerful statues of Michelangelo.
Many of the most moving works of art are housed not in the museums but in the churches of Italy. Renaissance art is very religious and many of the paintings, frescos and sculptures were originally commissioned to sit in churches and cathedrals. (more...)