Florence itself is a beautiful work of art the architecture outdoor statues and street artists make you feel like youre in a scene of a moving painting art lovers will be spoilt for choice in this beautiful city but if youve only got a day heres how to make the most of it. Art lovers guide to florence one can be overwhelmed by the beauty of florence just by walking down its streets the vasari corridor was my next stop built in the 14th century the vasari corridor is a magnificent passageway connecting the palazzo vecchio and the palazzo pitti two of florences oldest structures. Art book should have art the approach of this book is to concentrate on the most important works of art and architecture in florence and to discuss them in context of history which usually involves the medici this is fairly successful but the author included only tiny black and white photos if the art she is discussing it is hard to follow her argument when you have to leave the text and go to google to find a full size color image of the art so you can understand her description she . While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works with little discussion of the historical background judith testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the florentine renaissance in an art lovers guide to florence concentrating on a number of the greatest works by such masters as botticelli and michelangelo testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it deftly treating the
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