Raffaello (Raphael): his extraordinary life and artworks in Florence

Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautify the city of Florence during his stay in our city from 1504 to 1508. He died at the age of 37 in 1520. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death we have created a special tour about this undiscussed painter. The Palatine Gallery , Palazzo Pitti, houses the best Raphael paintings in Florence, perhaps even a portrait of the beautiful Fornarina in the sweet face of the Madonna della Seggiola (Vergin Mary of the Chair).
You will see the Palace where Raphael met Leonardo’s Monna Lisa in Florence and got totally impressed.
Raphael was also an original architect of smart taste: Raphael’s style palaces in Florence are very different from the Florentine Renaissance-style buildings.
Raffaello was handsome, kind and intelligent, everybody loved him: your guide will tell you the story of Raphael’s short but intense life, full of love, women and favours by his patrons!
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Firenze, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino contributed to beautify the city of Florence during his stay in our city from 1504 to 1508. He died at the age of 37 in 1520. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death we have created a special tour about this undiscussed painter. The Palatine Gallery , Palazzo Pitti, houses the best Raphael paintings in Florence, perhaps even a portrait of the beautiful Fornarina in the sweet face of the Madonna della Seggiola (Vergin Mary of the Chair).
You will see the Palace where Raphael met Leonardo’s Monna Lisa in Florence and got totally impressed.
Raphael was also an original architect of smart taste: Raphael’s style palaces in Florence are very different from the Florentine Renaissance-style buildings.
Raffaello was handsome, kind and intelligent, everybody loved him: your guide will tell you the story of Raphael’s short but intense life, full of love, women and favours by his patrons!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti, Amici di Palazzo Pitti Piazza Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

You will see Raphael’s paintings, but also Tiziano’s and Ruben’s works, as well as an outstanding Medici Palace in Florence

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

One of the most outstanding palaces created by Raphael is situated in the square Piazza della Signoria, as well as the most important monuments and statues of the Renaissance are located in the square

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata, Via Cesare Battisti, Florence Italy

Nearby another Palace created by Raphael. This is an occasion to visit one of the most pictoresque squares in Florence

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Piazza San Firenze, 50122, Florence Italy

Here is the Palace where Leonardo Da Vinci painted Monna Lisa, the most beloved painting by Raphael

Pass By: Cappelle Medicee, Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123, Florence Italy

Nearby the house where Raphael lived in Florence. This is an important occasion to get in touch also with the Medici Family, its church and tombs