Florence: Raphael's 500th Anniversary Experience
Painter Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautify the city of Florence during his stay in town from 1504 to 1508 before dying at the age of 37 in 1520. Join this special tour about his life and artworks on the occasion of his 500th anniversary.
- Be amazed by Rapahel's paintings in Palazzo Pitti
- Marvel in front of Rubens' Titian and other paintings
- See where Raphael fell in love with Leonardo's Mona Lisa
- Listen to the story of the amazing life of Raphael
- Have a look in the main squares of Florence and see the palaces he designed as an architect
DescriptionRaffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautifying the city of Florence during his stay in the city from 1504 to 1508. He died at the age of 37 in 1520, and on the occasion of the anniversary of his death you can enjoy a special tour about this rarely-discussed painter. The Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, houses the best Raphael paintings in Florence, including a portrait of the beautiful Fornarina in the sweet face of the Madonna della Seggiola (Virgin Mary of the Chair). You will also encounter the palace where Raphael saw Leonardo’s Mona Lisa in Florence, which totally impressed him. Raphael was also an original architect of smart taste with Raphael’s style palaces in Florence very different from the Florentine Renaissance-style buildings. Raffaello was handsome, kind, and intelligent, and everybody loved him. Your guide will tell you the story of Raphael's short but intense life, full of love, women, and favors from his patrons.
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