It is regardless to state that Italy is one of the world’s top art destinations. The Roman Empire built some of the world’s most prestigious monuments whose glory never falls. On the other hand the Renaissance set the stepping stone for artists to thrive and achieve those heights of imagination and creativity which were never even attempted before. The Museums and art galleries of Italy are an ode to the noble artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Caravaggio and the list goes on and on.
Here’s our random pick of some of the finest museums and art galleries of Italy.
Museo e Galleria Borghese
In the event that you have just enough time to visit a single art gallery in Rome, go for this one. Its collections are often referred to as the ‘Queen of Private Art Collections’. It gloats about artworks of Caravaggio, Raphael and Botticelli. In addition, various sculptors carved by the legendary Bermini add to the prestige of this place. If you have got a hint of aesthetic sense, then surely you are going to get fascinated by each and every corner, but Bermini’s ‘Rape of Peresphone’ and Canova’s ‘Conquering Venus’ simply can’t be put into words.
This iconic gallery of Venice exhibits the timeline of the Venetian art from the 14th to 18th century and holds the works of bellini, Veronese, and Titian. It falls within the premises of Santa Maria della Carita comples, which retained its serene ambience and strong composure for ages until the insertion of Napolean’s haul of Venetian art trophies in early 19th century. Since then, the walls of this place have been on a roller coaster ride.
Pinacoteca di Brera
Standing gracefully atop the heritage Accademia di Belie Art (which is undoubtedly the best art school in Italy), this galleria is home to most flamboyant collections of old masters, courtesy the ‘Litte Corporal’. You can find imprints of Rembrandt, Goya and van Dyck inside on the walls of the gallery, though the gallery is largely a tribute to Italian artists like Belini, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Veronese.
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