Excellent Art Galleries Worth Visiting in Italy

If you are staying at a bed and breakfast in Italy then there are many excellent art galleries you can visit during your holiday. The Museum Galleria Borghese is a collection assembled by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The gallery includes major works by Raphael, Rubens, Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini, Antonello da Messina and Canova. With so many wonderful pieces to view you will not regret visiting this great gallery. The Galleria Colonna was constructed in 1654 and is considered a work of art itself and the exquisite Baroque setting contributes to the presentation of the displayed masterpieces by artists such as Carlo Maratta, Salviati, Bronzino and Lorenzo Monaco.

The Galleria degli Uffizi is Florence's largest and most famous art museum that showcases fantastic collections that cover every art movement throughout Italy and Europe. From the Tuscan primitives and Florentine gothics to Renaissance art, Impressionism and more contemporary pieces, this gallery will show you a special history of art. Doria Pamphili Gallery is a newly restored Galleria and inside the majestic Palazzo Doria Pamphili are some of the most distinguished private art collections. This fifteenth century gallery houses pieces from artists such as Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Lippi, Rubens and Bellini. The Modern National Gallery showcases very significant Italian collection of paintings and sculptures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There are many pieces belonging to most of the contemporary art movements such as neo-classicism, romanticism and Tuscan Macchiaoli impressionism.

The Gallery of the National Academy of St. Luca is one of Rome's most prestigious galleries and was founded as an art academy in 1478 with a statute that "every member should donate a work to its perpetual memory". Many gifts combined with other donations that gallery showcases and eclectic collection of classic works. The Spada Gallery is another absolutely brilliant gallery to visit if you are staying at a bed and breakfast in Italy. The Spada Gallery exhibits the Spada family collection of works mostly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as well as some second and third century Roman sculptures.

The Corsini Gallery is a small and attractive gallery that exhibits a large collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century regional Italian painting as well as works by Rubens, Murrillo and Poussin. It was originally built in the fifteenth century but was remodelled in the eighteenth. The Gallery of the Spedale degli Innocenti was built in 1444 and the gallery's focus is on Medieval and Renaissance art with amazing frescoes dating from the fourteenth century. One of the main attractions is the building itself which marks the beginning of Renaissance architecture. The Galleria Dell'Accademia is the second most visited gallery in Florence and is most famous for the seven Michelangelo sculptures in its collection including David, St. Mathew and Pieta di Palestrina. Some of the galleries amazing collections include work by Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino.

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