What Power and Patronage Built: The Medici in 16th Century Florence

Uffizi TripThe Uffizi Gallery is unquestionably one of the greatest collections of art in the world and it was   established by the Francesco I, son of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de Medici.     But it is   only one of the monumental building projects undertaken by the Ducal Medici’s of   16th Century Florence.     Medici patronage and power also may be seen in the Palazzo Pitti with its Medici Treasury, church of San Loren, and villas spread throughout Tuscany.

Join Telfair Museums Director/CEO   Lisa Grove and fellow Telfair travelers to experience all the Ducal splendors of Florence, Italy in a Fall 2012 trip to the capital of Renaissance culture.   Sites include a private visit to the Uffizi Gallery, the Secret Passages of the Palazzo Vecchio, the exclusive Fortezzo del Basso where priceless works from the Uffizi are restored, Fiesole’s Villa Medici and other Medici villas and gardens, now in private hands.
For more information on the trip and its study sessions, contact Linda McWhorter at or 912-236-2840.