Essential artworks

Ten essential artworks to see in in Vatican City

From Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling to a whole room dedicated to Henri Matisse, we round up some of the unmissable artistic treasures in the world's smallest state

Ten essential artworks to see in Florence

From Michelangelo's David to Botticelli's Birth of Venus, our guide tells you what to see and where to see it

Ten essential artworks to see in Rome

From Michelangelo's horned Moses to Mussolini's cancelled Universal Exposition, we round up some of the Italian capital's unmissable artistic treasures

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Ten essential artworks to see in Venice

From the greatest stars of the Venetian School to the most mysterious painting in the city, here is our selection of unmissable masterpieces in La Serenissima