Los Angeles, CA, June 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- There is a new addition to the travel world in the shape of a dedicated Italy Holidays adventure tours website just launched by PureTravel. The website features activity and adventure tours supplied directly from Italian tour operators.
Florence is believed to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The home of people such as Michelangelo, Dante, Botticelli, Donatello, Niccolo Machiavelli and Galileo the city boasts many museums honoring them. The two to visit are Pitti Palace and the Uffizi.
The Pitti Palace rests on the south shore of the Arno River and dates from 1458. Owned by The Medici Family, used as a base by Napoleon and donated to the Italian people by King Victor Emanuel III the Pitti Palace amassed paintings, jewelry and plates over generations. It includes a large collection of more than 500 Renaissance paintings.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous art museums in the world with 1.6 million visitors each year. Building for the museum started in 1560 and was commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were known to gather at the Uffizi for recreation. Among the displays are The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci, The Sacrifice of Isaac by Caravaggio and Doni Tondo by Michelangelo.
When one tours Italy it is easy to get lost in the history that surrounds one at every turn. For those that embrace all of the history and culture of Italy and see Michelangelo’s David which is probably the most famous sculpture in history. Michelangelo’s David is on display at the Galleria dell’ Academia.
After soaking up the history in Florence’s many museums and galleries why not head on over to Florence’s Mercato Centrale and have some pasta and wine. Whether one chooses a stall or one of the cafes travelers can be sure of a good meal. When one tours Italy a good meal and a glass of wine are just around the corner.