RAPHAEL'S MASTERPIECES

Florence Italy Milan Rome

GUIDE TO RAPHAEL'S ART IN ROME, FLORENCE & MILAN

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. Among others, his contemporaries included Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Titian. Raphael was born on April 6 ,1483 and died 37 years later on April 6, 1520. Many of his greatest works remain in Italy. We've highlighted some of his most important works to get you on your way.

RAPHAEL in 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 Museums - "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." In addition to Raphael's works, this museum's collection is one of the finest in all of Italy. Some advise: hang back as your group time is called to enter the museum. You'll be rewarded with enjoying the galleries and artwork with less people.

detail from the fresco School of Athens by Raphael the artist

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