Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.
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The Galileo Museum is heir to a tradition of 500 years of scientific collecting originating with the Medici and Lorraine families.
The Bargello Museum in Florence is a leading sculpture museum with the world's best collection of Donatellos and works by Cellini & Michelangelo.
The Palazzo Strozzi hosts three major exhibitions annually and a permanent exhibition on the history of the history of the Palazzo Strozzi.
The Pitti Palace, which was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, now houses several collections.
The Accademia Gallery in Florence famously houses the statue of David by Michelangelo. There are also paintings by Botticelli, Perugino & del Sarto.