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and he took his name from the town near to where he was born. Heavily influenced by the Lombard school of painting (that is, followers of Leonardo da Vinci), he went to Rome seeking fame and fortune in 1592. A handful of years later, he received his first commission for “Scenes from the Life of St. Matthew” at San Luigi dei Francesi. His dramatic use of light and dark was much copied (and still is today). Besides painting exquisitely, he got into a lot of trouble. Fortunately, he had friends in high places who could protect him … and did up to a point. He needed to flee Rome in 1606 after murdering a man. The last four years of his life were spent in Naples, Syracuse, Messsina, and Palmero; he died in Porto Ecole (in Tuscany).

 

            Where to see Caravaggio in Florence:

                        Uffizi

                        Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti

Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery Tour - Skip the Line

The Original & Best Uffizi Gallery Tour with the best guides in Florence!

Art & Galleries - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - € 59.00

Ours is the only guided visit that covers both levels of the iconic Uffizi Gallery, giving you the best view of art’s greatest masterpieces. As featured in a BBC World documentary with Michael Palin, it offers easy access to the world-famous art museum.

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My Exclusive Visit to the Pitti Palace

A private visit to the Medici family home, led by an expert guide.

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Explore the splendid palace built by the wealthy Pitti family – Medici rivals – in the 15th century. Today this historic palazzo is the biggest museum campus in the city, housing 5 museums with an eclectic array of art and artefacts. Romp through collections ranging from opulent private living quarters, to 16th and 17th century paintings (in the Palatine Gallery) and a Costume Gallery.

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Exclusive Florence in One Glorious Day (or Two!) A Private Tour

The must-sees of Florence, the best museums plus our great guides.

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - Special Discounted Packages - Cities & History - Architecture & Monuments - from € 109.00

Experience the beauty and culture of Florence with your own personal guide on these private exclusive tours when you book a place on this discounted bundle that explores the city’s intimate ancient stories. Join our local experts for six hours of the best sites and scenes, including the historical centre and the two world-renowned museums - the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery Museum.

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Exclusive Highlights of Florence Private Tour

A private tour of Florence's must-sees, the David, the Uffizi, perfect for those short on time.

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Exclusive Experiences - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - Special Discounted Packages - Cities & History - Architecture & Monuments - from € 80.00

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the city with your own personal guide to make the most of your time. See the David by Michelangelo, explore the famous Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy a brief introduction to the historic center all in one tour.

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Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery - A Private Tour

A private, expert-led visit to one of the world's most illustrious museums.

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Museum Tickets & Reservations - Families & Kids - from € 55.00

Our expert Uffizi Gallery guides weave stories about the artists who changed the face of art forever. Join them to discover the masterpieces of this world-famous museum.

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The Historic Capitoline Museum

Explore one of the world's first public art collections.

Art & Galleries - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - from € 49.90

The Capitoline Museum boasts an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, plus various 16th and 17th century paintings by the most famous artists of the era. Discover the great treasures within this historic museum that dates back to 1471.

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