1/13 Florence, Italy

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The city of Florence is one of the best on earth for art enthusiasts. You'll find everything from breathtaking frescoes and paintings to sculptures, altar pieces and more. Michelangelo's hometown is renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance art movement, featuring the likes of Michelangelo's David, arguably the world's best known sculpture. Of course, there's also the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery which houses many of Italy's most celebrated paintings like the Birth of Venus by Botticelli in addition to works by Raphael, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. 

The Academy Art Gallery showcases an outstanding collection of Michelangelo's paintings as well. Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina hosts unique video installations in its historic courtyard known as the Strozzina, along with exhibitions of Chinese modern art.