Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it all but impossible to travel to Europe’s greatest art museums over the past several months. While we still aren’t sure just when we will be able to return to our old traveling habits, there is at least the option of virtual visits in the meantime.
Here are some of the continent’s top art museums that offer fantastic virtual visits.
Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy is the home to arguably the world’s best collection of Italian Renaissance art. Housed in a former palace, check out this all-encompassing virtual 3D visit, which you can control with the click of a mouse.
The Louvre (Paris, France)
The Louvre is arguably the best-known art museum in the world, the home of paintings such as the Mona Lisa and statues like Venus de Milo. It might be impossible to go to Paris right now, but the museum’s website will allow you to get lost in the halls of this gargantuan museum from the comfort of your own home.
Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the Netherlands’ national museum that has a heavy focus on art. Their “visit from home” program dives into the museum’s extensive collection and allows you to gaze upon works by artists such as Rembrandt.