It's time to move to Florence to find some of the works of art painted by Leonardo that have remained in the Tuscan capital. In the Uffizi Gallery, some of his first masterpieces are preserved, they were made before moving to Milan in 1482 at the court of Ludovico il Moro. Here is the Baptism of Christ, depicted together with this master Verrocchio, where the Leonardian touch is recognized in the angel's head on the left and in the fading landscape.
In the beautiful “Annunciation” (1472) Leonardo's love for nature inspired his pictorial art: the landscape in the background is enchanting, the shape of the angel's wings are represented in a perfect way, as if they were a real bird’s wings.
Finally, we find the Adoration of the Magi (1481). The work was commissioned for the church of San Donato in Scopeto, near Florence, and remained unfinished when Leonardo moved to Milan: thanks to a long restoration made by the famous Opificio delle Pietre Dure, you can admire the techniques the genius used during his creative process.
The day ends with a visit to Palazzo della Signoria. In the Salone dei Cinquecento, at the time called Sala del Gran Consiglio, there was a large mural painted by Leonardo, the legendary Battle of Anghiari, dated 1503. Unfortunately, the work has disappeared when the hall was redecorated by Giorgio Vasari: it has been destroyed or hidden under a plaster or a new wall. This mystery hasn’t already been solved by the art historians!