This stunning city is an artist's dream. Take time out to wonder and enjoy the ambience, wine, and food. If you don't take time to enjoy, easy to get museumed out. The hoards of tourists are a major detractor but this city is a gem.
Wondeful wonderful wonderful. Yes, there are touristas but they have been well filtered and this place is extremely popular with locals. Reserve in advance. Il Santo next door is a wonderful pre-dinner option.
My favorite museum here. Unlike anything I've seen elsewhere -- less about Galileo and more about scientific instruments. Fascinating with excellent educational videos and high quality displays. Taps into that childhood sense of discovery and fascination with nature. Even better, no...more
Lovely brand museum. Only of interest if you like fashion and want to learn about the history of this house. More about the evolution of style than the actual history but nicely presented. Most personalized / attentive museum visit I have had. The attached cafe is also gorgeous. The museum also hosts...more
The Birth of Venus is the most famous work here but the museum is full of masterpieces. Book in advance or directly at the museum the day before to avoid lines. Alternatively, arrive before 8 a.m. Even with a reservation, 8:15 a.m. is recommended if you want to enjoy the museum in relative quiet. Lines...more