The artistic heritage of Tuscany significantly influenced the development of world culture. The fathers of the Italian painting, Cimabue and Giotto, the forefathers of the Renaissance, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, then Botticelli, Paolo Uccello, and the geniuses of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo – all lived in Tuscany.
The most famous museums include the Uffizi with its Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, the Pitti Palace, and the Bargello, among others. Many frescos, paintings, sculptures of Tuscany are held in cathedrals and churches, such as Florence Cathedral, Siena Cathedral, Pisa Cathedral, and the Collegiata di San Gimignano.
Besides, its powerful cultural influence on paintings and sculpture, Tuscany boasts a rich ancient and modern musical tradition, being home to such prominent musicians and composers such as Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni. It was in Tuscany where the opera was born and the classical forms of the symphony developed.