Food for the Soul: Nina’s Blog: Italian Spring with Art

Self-portrait gallery at the Uffizi, 2024. Florence. Photo: Nina Heyn

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout

Florence’s Uffizi Galleries—which contain the most famous Renaissance art on the planet—are, unfortunately, best avoided this spring. The size of the crowds is staggering, including huge field-trip groups of high-schoolers and tour groups with guides who block the view of every painting in sight. Right now, those elegant Uffizi halls could be the set for a dystopian movie about escaping on the last ship from Earth.

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