Given the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, many have had to, unfortunately, cut their Italian vacations short, or cancel altogether. With an uncertain future, even more, individuals have canceled their upcoming trips for the summer as well. While you may not be able to visit Italy’s museums for a while, luckily Google Art’s & Culture provides virtual exhibitions in many of Italy most popular museums.
What is Google Arts & Culture?
Google Arts and Culture is an online platform which documents high resolution images and VR videos of cultural centers and museums around the world. It has proven to be a great tool for museums to catalog their collections and document temporary exhibitions. It also allows for individuals to visit museums and explore art collections all around the world.
Let’s visit Italy’s Museums!
Were you planning a trip to Florence? Though you may miss out on the impressive view of seeing the David in person, or the opportunity to climb Brunelleschi’s Dome… You can explore the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio! And even skip all the lines!
Palazzo Vecchio- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palazzo-vecchio-museum
Uffizi Gallery- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery
Rome really is an open air museum, while much can be explored through photos, Google Arts and Culture has documented many of the famous museums. Unfortunately, the Vatican Museums is not on Google, but they do have their own Virtual Tours you can explore here.
Musei Capitolini- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musei-capitolini
St. John the Lateran: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_giovanni/vr_tour/index-en.html
Mercati di Traiano- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/mercati-di-traiano
Baths of Diocletian- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/terme-di-diocleziano
La Galleria Nazionale- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/La-Galleria-Nazionale
Museo delle Mura- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-delle-mura
Museo di Roma Trastevere- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-di-roma-in-trastevere
Venice’s true beauty lies in her canals, but her historic palaces also hold an abundance of beautiful Renaissance art. Explore some classic pieces of Venetian art with the Doge’s Palace.
Doge’s Palace- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palazzo-ducale
Palazzo Grassi- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palazzo-grassi
Ca’ Pesaro, Gallery of Modern Art- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/ca-pesaro-galleria-internazionale-d-arte-moderna
Milan is a grand mix of art and culture, while you may be most familiar with the Last Supper, take the time to explore Milans many other incredible collections.
Science and Technology Museum- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-nazionale-della-scienza-e-della-tecnologia-leonardo-da-vinci
Museo Diocesano- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-diocesano-milano
Sforzesco Castle- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/castello-sforzesco
And for the Last Supper you can google any image… that is actually all it is.
It is such a shame to not be able to share my beautiful city with everyone, but i hope by exploring these collections at the Venaria and Palazzo Madama, that you will be inspired to visit Torino in the future!
La Venaria Reale- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/la-venaria-reale
Street Art Museum- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/sam-street-art-museum
Borgo Medievale- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/borgo-medievale-torino
Palazzo Madama- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palazzo-madama
Luckily you can still visit Pompeii with an amazing virutal tour!
Explore Pompeii- https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/pompeii/DQHczKZUoHnwiQ
Archaeological Museum of Naples- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-archaeological-museum-of-naples
Museo Capodimonte- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-e-real-bosco-di-capodimonte
Matera, or at least highlights of 2019 Capital of Culture Program: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/matera-basilicata-foundation-2019
Valle dei Tempi Agrigento- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/parco-archeologico-e-paesaggistico-valle-dei-templi
Continue your journey
The truth is Google Arts and Culture has more museums and gallery collections than I can share here. But you can continue your journey through all of Italy’s beautiful culture here.