There are all sorts of digital initiatives these days and ways in which we can share and admire Italy’s beauty. Here are some such examples from Tuscany’s museums and galleries.
The Uffizi Galleries have several tools to explore the masterpieces in their collections via the HyperVisions section.
Florence’s Galileo Museum has a vast section that hosts "Virtual Exhibitions", which provide interesting insight into the life and scientific discoveries (and more) about some of the greatest figures of the past, including Amerigo Vespucci and Leonardo da Vinci.
Google Art Project, the Google platform dedicated to art and culture, allows you to explore the rooms of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, once a hospital for pilgrims travelling the Via Francigena, the Palazzo Vecchio Museum in Florence and Museo del Tessuto in Prato. Other impressive virtual tours can take you to Poppi Castle and the Civic Museum of Sansepolcro.
While it’s not a bricks and mortar museum, the Via Francigena will leave you amazed. The way to Rome travelled by the pilgrims of the past and present unites history and culture, beauty, and food and wine. Google Street View takes you on a virtual journey for a preview of this historic way.
Last but not least, the collections of the Herbarium of the University of Pisa, in the Botanic Museum, can be accessed virtually.