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La nuova era del turismo: i tour virtuali

The new era of tourism: virtual tours

In the last two years, the need to reinvent itself has led to the birth of a new era of tourism, thanks to virtual tours. In fact, the internet has made our country (and not only!) accessible from the comfort of one’s own homes. But which are the most beautiful virtual tours? Let’s find out together!

In the last two years, we have discovered how the internet has made the artistic and cultural heritage easily accessible, both in Italy and throughout the world.
This new type of tourism is very useful in special cases, just think of the Covid-19 emergency. Virtual tourism, in our opinion, can be a useful service, as in addition to deepening specific issues, it gives the possibility to inquire, before deciding which activities to enjoy during a trip. For example, what treasures can be admired in the chosen destinations.

We went to find for you the official virtual tours of some iconic places of our Peninsula.


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Villa La Pietraia – @Eleonora Z

The Tuscany region has decided to make three of its villas, included in the Unesco World Heritage List, accessible to all. If you don’t remember what these Villas are, we talked about them some time ago in this article on our blog.

Thus, the initiative for virtual tours of the Medici Villas was born, specifically the Villa Della Petraia, the Villa di Poggio a Caiano, and the Villa di Cerreto Guidi. The latter has two virtual tours available: that of the villa itself and that of the underground. You can observe the sumptuous Medici rooms, intended for various uses, in complete tranquility directly from your home.


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Florence Cupola – @Pixabay

Are you curious to admire the Florentine panorama from above?
You can do it easily from your home thanks to the virtual tour made available by the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence. Climbing the 463 steps that will take you to the top of Brunelleschi’s masterpiece will never have seemed so simple!

Thanks to this vehicle, you can, in fact, climb quickly (and without breath!) The steps that will lead you first to the Drum, then to “stroll” a few centimeters from the large fresco by Vasari that decorates the dome inside, and then look out to stay entranced by the panorama that the city of Florence has in store for you.


Palazzo Vecchio – @Pixabay

We talked about Palazzo Vecchio in-depth in our article about Florence: in case you missed it, just click on this LINK.

In fact, if you are planning your visit to Florence and you are thinking of buying a guided tour inside the Palazzo della Signoria, you can start to get an idea of what awaits you thanks to a virtual tour that will take you to discover the spectacular rooms of the Medici Palace.

You can virtually visit the Salone dei Cinquecento, Eleonora’s apartments, the Hall of Geographical Maps, and many other rooms!


Pinacoteca di Brera – @Pixabay

This place is full of unique works of art. Inside, in fact, there are artifacts studied all over the world, created by the skilled hands of artists of the caliber of Mantegna, Caravaggio, Hayez, Piero della Francesca and many others.

The Pinacoteca di Brera has in fact created and made available a free virtual tour that allows the e-visitor to discover all these art treasures thanks to an interactive virtual tour. You can stop in front of your favorite works, enlarge them and observe all the particular paintings in the tranquility of your home

But do you prefer to visit the Brera Art Gallery alone or joining a guided tour inside the Gallery?


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Codice Atlantico – @Pixabay

The Veneranda Pinacoteca Ambrosiana holds priceless treasures inside.

If you want to visit Milan, this is one of the must-see museums. In fact, you can get a little idea of what awaits you during your visit with a certified professional guide thanks to the virtual view of the Pinacoteca.

Inside the museum, you will find some very important artifacts for history: an example is the Atlantic Code by Leonardo da Vinci, preserved here together with works by artists such as Raphael.


Museo Egizio di Torino
Egyptian Museum – @Pixabay

We had also talked about the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Turin in a couple of other articles on our blog, such as the one about a weekend in the Savoyard city and in the article with some ideas for a trip with the family.

We always recommend a guided tour in person together with a tour guide to discover the wonderful finds preserved here and the secrets behind the hieroglyphs. But, if this is not possible, you can be delighted in front of its precious relics (there are more than 6,000 works) thanks to the virtual tour made available by the Egyptian Museum.

These are just a few examples of virtual tours that you can experience.

Have you ever tried to search for your favorite works thanks to this new way of traveling?
Do you prefer to visit these places in person? What sensations did these virtual tours arouse in you?
Comment, to let us know your opinions and do not forget that, for your guided tours, we are always at your disposal!