For art lovers, traveling to new destinations can be a truly life-changing experience for the better. Here are just a few of the greatest places for art aficionados to travel to in 2020, and why everyone should visit these remarkable locations at least once in their life.

Florence, Italy
As the home base of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is without question one of the world capitals of art history. The city was once the haunt of everyone from Michelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci to Dante Alighieri. Its Galleria dell’Accademia and Uffizi museums are justly regarded as legendary.

Paris, France
It is truly astonishing how many great artists started their careers in the City of Lights. Everyone from Jacques-Louis David to Toulouse Lautrec to Vincent van Gogh to Pablo Picasso lived here at one time. Works by these artists constitute some of the crowning glories of the city’s famous Louvre Museum.

New York City, New York
If you’re passionate about modern art, a visit to New York might just be a life-changing experience for you. The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan celebrates some of the city’s most legendary artists; works by everyone from Andy Warhol to Mark Rothko to Jackson Pollock are in abundance here.

Rome, Italy
Rome has played home to great artists for literally thousands of years, and art lovers will marvel at the gorgeous architecture and sculptures that have stood in the city since the height of the Roman Empire. Contemporary art fans will also find much to love in the city’s up-and-coming gallery scene.

Athens, Greece
Art aficionados have always revered Ancient Greek society, and in Athens, history comes to life as visitors walk in the steps of thinkers like Socrates, Plato, and scores of ancient Athenian architects and sculptors. A visit to the Parthenon alone makes a journey here worthwhile.

Madrid, Spain
Home to the Prado Museum and great artists like Goya and Velázquez, Madrid is a true art lover’s paradise. Full of fashionable eateries and cutting-edge galleries, the city’s cultural scene shouldn’t be missed either.

London, England
London’s museums are exemplary for their remarkable collections; exhibits here span all eras of art and world history, and the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum are both must-sees for any art fan worth their salt.

Los Angeles, California
A relative newcomer on the world stage, LA is home to a host of excellent museums and cultural nightlife spots. But its newly-fashionable gallery scene is what really draws art fans from around the world to this exciting place.

Venice, Italy
A world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, Venice’s canal-bordered squares and covered bridges bring visitors back to an earlier and simpler age. The city’s fine gothic churches and stunning Renaissance art collections will also amaze anyone ready to fall in love with this amazing city.

Saint Petersburg, Russia
Travelers to Saint Petersburg are in for a real treat when they reach this wonderful city on the river Neva. Its Hermitage Museum is one of the world’s great centers of art education and is rivaled only by the Louvre.