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Top 5: the most visited museums in Italy during 2018

If you feel stressed due to the post‐vacation blues, why not plan a restorative trip dedicated to art and culture? To help you choose the best destination, we want to present you the 5 most visited museums in Italy during 2018.

1. Vatican Museums

In the first place of the charts, the Vatican Museums – that, in 2017, collected 6,427,000 visitors, reaching the fifth place of the charts drawn up by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in collaboration with the American multinational AECOM. Over 70,000 jewels of art for one of the largest collections of artworks in the world.

See all the beauty kept within it, it’s really hard, but – considered the extraordinary pieces of art exhibited that goes from the ones of Leonardo, Caravaggio and Michelangelo up to the magnificent Raphael’s room and the Sistine Chapel – it’s an attempt that should be done at least once in life.

Vatican Museums, Vatican City State.

2. Palazzo Ducale 

At second place we find the majestic Palazzo Ducale – which registered more than 253,000 visitors in the first 6 months of 2018. In addition to being a masterpiece of Gothic art, this building is a symbol of the city of Venice and home to its most precious art treasures.

Palazzo Ducale, Venice.

3. Galleria degli Uffizi

In the top 5, certainly, could not miss one of the most prestigious art places in the world: the monumental Galleria degli Uffizi, in Florence, visited by about 2,219,122 people in 2017. Once arrived in this magical cultural site full of art, you can admire its immense heritage made up of the extraordinary artworks of Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo, Raffaello, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, just to name a few.

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

4. Museo Nazionale del Bargello 

Always in Florence, in fourth place in the charts, we find the Museo Nazionale del Bargello: the most important in Italy in the field of sculpture and the most famous in the world for Renaissance sculpture. Among the many masterpieces on display, you can enjoy artworks such as the Bacchus by Michelangelo, the two David by Donatello and other splendid creations made by great Tuscan masters such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Luca della Robbia.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.

5. Galleria dell’Accademia 

The fifth and last place of the top 5 dedicated to the most visited Italian museums in 2018 is occupied by the Galleria dell’Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, which holds seven sculptures by Michelangelo – including the famous David – that, during 2017 – as revealed by the Mibact – has welcomed 1,623,690 visitors from Italy and around the world.

David by Michelangelo, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, credits Francesca Celani.