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For Renaissance Art, Catch 3D Movie Set in Florence

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on April 17 2016

A documentary that brings Florence's art and architecture to life is being shown in small arthouse theaters across the country.

"Florence and the Uffizi Gallery: A journey into the heart of the Renaissance" has a new twist on the documentary form: It's in 3D and ultra-high resolution 4K.  

Some of its famous artworks: Michelangelo’s David, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and the Shield of Medusa by Caravaggio. If you missed seeing the Adoration of the Magi by da Vinci, being restored at the Uffizi for years, you will see it here.

More than 10 museum locations and 150 works of art from the small town of Florence that's world renowned for art and wine are included. 

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Antonio Natali, the former director of the Uffizi Gallery, takes you through the museum's masterworks, and other experts provide additional commentary. The movies is narrated by Renaissance patron "Lorenzo [Medici] the Magnificent," played by Simon Merrells.  

It was reported that The Vatican Museums 3D production was the most watched art title in the history of world cinema, shown in more than 60 countries, with 225,000 viewers. No doubt the distributor, Specticast, hopes for a similar success with this movie, the first in a series of "Art and Architecture" titles.

This tour of the Florence of the Medici family is accompanied by music and is being distributed worldwide, including England, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

If you love Renaissance art, or if you are planning a trip to Italy and want to learn more about Florence, this movie will show you why this city is called the cradle of the Italian Renaissance.


To learn more about trips to Italy, talk to one of our travel experts at Bella Vista Tours. Many of us have lived or worked in Florence, and would love to share our suggestions with you for what you might like. Call 877-723-0802.

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Topics: architecture, Florence, art, history, Tuscany

Megan DeAngelo

Written by Megan DeAngelo

Travel Consultant BellaVista Tours