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Basilica di Santa Croce – Firenze

The Museum of the Opera di Santa Croce is located next to the church of Santa Croce, one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian Gothic architecture with 14th century paintings, at a short distance of the famous Cappella dei Pazzi (around 1430) built by Brunelleschi.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 28 Km – 40 min

Galleria dellÕAccademia – Firenze

MichelangeloÕs Slaves, which seem to be trying to erupt form the coarse marble encasing them, are themselves worth a visit here. But of course, his Palestrina Pietˆ and his iconic but uneasy David (sculpted when the artist was just 25) are not to be missed. Two superb Botticelli paintings are also here: Madonna of the Sea, and the very sensitive Madonna with the Young Saint John and Angels.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 26 Km – 35 min

Museo Archeologico – Montelupo Fiorentino

With over 3,000 exhibits of varied provenance, comprising both material on display and that in the repositories, the Museum covers an extremely vast period, ranging from finds datable over 200,000 years ago to objects from the Late Mediaeval and Modern periods.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 2 Km – 5 min

Museo del Duomo, Palazzo Pubblico, & Pinacoteca – Siena

All these three museums in Siena contain early works that predate FlorenceÕs Renaissance. Among them are DuccioÕs magnificentÊMaesta; the immense narrative of LorenzettiÕsÊGood Government Bad Government;Êand MartiniÕsÊMadonna col Bimbo, painted in 1305, which displayed a then-uncommon tenderness and vulnerability.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 70 Km – 60 min

Museo della Ceramica – Montelupo Fiorentino

The new Ceramics Museum comprises an indoor area of 2.100 square metres, an outdoor area of 400 square metres and a spacious entrance hall that houses the cafeteria/bookshop.The museum collects the evidence of the ceramic production of the site, which was one of the most important manufacturing centers in the whole Mediterranean area.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 2 Km – 5 min

Museo di San Marco – Firenze

The Florentine Museum of San Marco occupies the oldest part of an ancient Dominican monastery, and houses the largest collection in the world of the works of Fra Angelico (Beato Angelico), who lived here for several years.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 26 Km – 35 min

Museo Galileo

The Galileo Museum in Florence, inaugurated in 2010, is one of the world’s leading institutions in scientific museography.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 28 Km – 40 min

Museo nazionale del Bargello – Firenze

The Bargello is a wonderful medieval museum for a peek into the beginnings of Renaissance sculpture. This is where you can experience the early masterpieces that were being created by young Renaissance artists like Donatello, Ghiberti and Michelangelo.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 28 Km – 40 min

Museo Nazionale della Certosa – Pisa

In addition to the Museom of Natural History and Territory , housed in the ancient manufacturing and crafts ambients (granaries, cellars, etc) the entire monastic is today a National Museum, under the care and directions of the Superintendence for the Arts and Historical Heritage off Pisa.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 54 Km – 44 min

Palazzo Blu – Pisa

Palazzo Blu is a center for temporary exhibitions and cultural activities located in 9 Lungarno Gambacorti, in the heart of the historic center of Pisa

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 58 Km – 45 min

Palazzo Pitti – Firenze

The Pitti Palace, which was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy, now houses several important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain and a costume gallery, besides providing a magnificently decorated historical setting which extends to the Boboli Gardens, one of the earliest Italian gardens famous also for its fountains and grottoes.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 26 Km – 35 min

Palazzo Vecchio – Firenze

Palazzo Vecchio is the symbol of the city of Florence, together with Santa Maria del Fiore and MichelangeloÕs David, and has always been the seat of the city government.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 26 Km – 35 min

Puccini Museum – Lucca

Puccini’s Birth Home is the heart of an organised museum complex following the traces left by the great composer. The Puccini Museum, a chance to rediscover his personality, passions and genius.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 60 Km – 55 min

San Gimignano 1300 – San Gimignano

This museum (although it really is much more) offers a beautiful, large and super detailed miniature reconstruction of medieval San Gimignano, letting us view the town as it would have looked like at the height of its maximum splendor.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 35 Km – 48 min

Sinagoga e Museo Ebraico – Firenze

The grand synagogue of Florence was inaugurated in 1882, a few years after the Emancipation of the Italian Jews in 1861 with the proclamation of Italian Unity. It is one of the most important examples in Europe of the exotic Moorish style. Its physiognomy, unlike traditional Florentine architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the large cupola covered in green copper (originally gilded) stand out along the city skyline and this city monument is visible from every panoramic view spot.

Distance from Casa Montecuccoli: 28 Km – 40 min

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