Thomas Cole, 1837. Cole visited Italy in 1831 and made a small pencil sketch of this vista of Florence shortly before sunset. In his New York studio six years later, he transformed the drawing into this large oil painting, adding picturesque humans and goats to the foreground.
Here's my guide to the 20+ best hidden gems in Florence Italy. If you want to get off the beaten path in Florence, there are plenty of secret spots where you can escape the crowds and see stunning Renaissance art.
Here's my complete guide to visiting Florence's beloved Uffizi Gallery. The Uffizi is one of the world's best museums, with a collection of outstanding Renaissance art. I identify and describe the Uffizi's must see masterpieces. I also must know tips for having an efficient visit to the often crowded Uffizi.