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Uffizi Museum

At the Uffizi museum tourists can see works from Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Titian. Originally built as house by Cosimo de Medici, and his son Francesco de Medici set up a gallery in the east wing with statues and valuables. The artworks that can be found here include The Venus of Urbino by Titian, Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael, and the Doni Tonda by Michelangelo. At the heart of the museum is an octagonal room called Tribuna, which represents the four elements.

Claire’s journal:

I loved the Doni Tonda by Michelangelo. But, then again, the Venus of Urbino by Titian is so very feminine. The nude Venus in the foreground shows the raw nature of womanhood, so different from our image of femininity back home. I love his color palette, too.

Roger’s journal:

Total chick fest in here.