Author of numerous books and guides on museums and artists, Federica Bustreo is an expert in Italian art history and an official guide for some of Florence's most renowned museums.
Federica Bustreo teaches 19th-Century European and Italian Art History at SACI. She has worked in art since 2007, and has taught Italian Renaissance Art History at many American university programs in Florence, leading students on trips throughout Florence to discover the city and its surroundings. She has published numerous books and guides on museums and individual artists, aiming to bring the general public closer to the world of art by helping them understand the art's meaning while enjoying its beauty. Since 2011, Federica has worked as an official guide for Florence’s most important museums, such as the Uffizi, Accademia Gallery, and the Pitti Palace.
Federica Bustreo received her Master's Degree in History of Medieval Art at the University of Florence, 2007.
My idea of teaching is based on communication, study and discovery. I try to raise curiosity and fascination in my students. I encourage them to find different points of view, to develop their interests and to pursue their achievements. Reading and visiting historical sites and museums is the key to becoming familiar with the amazing world of art. I prefer on-site and interactive lessons, during which students can make comparisons, find connections between past and present and recognize and describe an art piece, focusing on its most important elements. My purpose is to introduce the students to art by helping them understand the historical, economical and social background that lead to the creative process. A wide range of books, articles and essays will support us in this challenging discovery!