5 Italian museums to visit virtually from home
The decrees against the spread of the Corona Virus in Italy have also caused the closure of galleries and museums. But thanks to technology, even from home it is possible to enjoy the beauties of the largest Italian galleries.
Here we propose 5 Italian galleries and museums that can be visited comfortably seated on an armchair, with the hope of seeing their works live soon:
1. Uffizi Gallery – Florence
The Uffizi Gallery, currently called the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, is part of the Florentine museum complex called the Uffizi Galleries and including, in addition to the aforementioned gallery, the Vasari Corridor, the collections of Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens.
The four museums constitute one of the most important museums in the world in terms of quantity and quality of the works collected. It contains the largest existing collection of Raphael and Botticelli,
as well as fundamental groups of works by Giotto, Tiziano, Pontormo, Bronzino, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rubens and others.
2. Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) – Milan
The Pinacoteca di Brera is a national gallery of ancient and modern art, located in the homonymous building, one of the largest complexes in Milan with over 24,000 square meters of surface.
The museum exhibits one of the most famous collections of painting in Italy, specializing in Venetian and Lombard painting, with important pieces from other schools.
It also offers an exhibition itinerary that ranges from prehistory to contemporary art, with masterpieces by artists of the twentieth century.
3. Gallery of Modern Art – Milan
The Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (also known as GAM) is the most important Lombard collection of nineteenth-century works.
The value and quantity of the works on display makes the gallery internationally known. In its rooms you can admire masterpieces from three main collections: the “Collection of the nineteenth century” by the sculptor Pompeo Marchesi, the “Vismara Collection” by
Giuseppe Vismara, and the “Grassi collection”, a collection of oriental art and paintings donated to The municipality of Milan.
4. Musei Reali (Royal Museums) – Torino
The Royal Museums of Turin are a Turin museum complex established in 2016, formerly known as the Polo Reale.
They include the Royal Palace, the Royal Gardens, the Royal Library and Armory, the Sabauda Gallery,
the Archaeological Museum, Palazzo Chiablese and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
5. Vatican Museums – Rome
The Vatican Museums are the museum center founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century. They are one of the largest art collections in the world, since they exhibit the huge collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes: the Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments frescoed by Michelangelo and
Raphael are part of the works that visitors they can admire in their path.