The Uffizi and other virtual museums

01 April 2020 to 31 December 2020

Not just the Uffizi, but also Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Galileo, and Palazzo Davanzati of the Bargello Museum: these are among the many wonderful museums in Florence that can be still be visited today despite the emergency shutdown currently in progress. We encourage all our friends abroad to stay home as well, to ensure that we can see each other again as soon as possible. Meanwhile, we’ll do our part to help by bringing Florence’s greatest masterpieces directly into your home, thanks to virtual museums.

Virtual Uffizi. The Uffizi Galleries have turned into a virtual museum thanks to videos that introduce you to the museum’s most famous masterpieces and their secrets. While you’re waiting for the chance to see them in person, you can enjoy them here:

Palazzo Vecchio. Symbol of Florence, the center of political power for the Medici family, and now home to the Municipality of Florence. Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most visited monuments in Florence and you can still enjoy it today thanks to the virtual tour created by the Google Arts & Culture project:

Palazzo Davanzati. A museum within a historical Florentine house, Palazzo Davanzati welcomes you into the original home of the Davanzati family: a rich family of merchants and bankers, stretching from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The preserved charm of their rooms is captured in a virtual visit provided on the museum’s official site ( with English subtitles.

Galileo Museum. The Galileo Museum in Florence, meanwhile, contains a vast collection of scientific instruments from the Medici and Lorraine families. You can admire devices made from the 16th century onwards, with explanations provided by a narrator:

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