Finding Raphael's Masterpieces in Italy

Florence Milan Rome

Detail image from Raphael's School of Athens fresco

Here is a list of Raphael's masterpieces and where to find them in the museums of Italy. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino primarily worked in Florence, Rome and Milan. His contemporaries included Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Titian, among others. Raphael was born on April, 6 1483, and died 37 years later on April 6, 1520. Many of Raphael's greatest works remain in Italy, and this list to his masterpieces will get you on your way:

FLORENCE

Gallerie degli Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti - Includes among others: Raphael's "Self-Portrait," "Madonna del Granduca," "Madonna of the Goldfinch," "Ezekiel's Vision," and the portraits of "Agnolo and Maddalena Doni."

MILAN

Pinacoteca di Brera - "Marriage of the Virgin."
Biblioteca Ambrosiana - "School of Athens," a pre-fresco study.

ROME

The Vatican - "The Raphael Rooms" which includes the "School of Athens" fresco.
Villa Barberini - "La Fornarina."
Villa Farnese - Two works, "Galatea" and "Cupi & Psyche."
Galleria Borghese - "Lady with a Unicorn," and "The Deposition."

detail from the fresco School of Athens by Raphael the artist

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