Known around the world, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg is a must for lovers of art and culture and for those who go to visit one of the most beautiful cities of Russia which is St. Petersburg. The history of the museum starts with a collection of works of art that began to acquire privately Empress Catherine II of Russia and, today, the Hermitage is a modern museum that occupies six buildings along the embankment of the Neva River, in the city center. Of these buildings, the main one being the Winter Palace, winter residence of the czars of the Romanov dynasty. Inside the museum you can admire the wonderful works of the greatest artists and sculptors of all time and all over the world, such as Caravaggio, Francisco Casanova, Paul Cezanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt and many others. With over three million works of art ranging from the Stone Age to the present day rich with history, the museum houses the largest collection of paintings in the world and is now a real entity to study and research of ancient works: of great importance, in fact, is the amazing collection of primitive art, in addition to works on the Soviet period. It is no coincidence that the Ermitage in recent times, has branches in various parts of the world like London, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Ferrara. Truly magnificent paintings, many fine examples of ceramic sculptures, great slabs of stone carvings and many other works of great artistic value will be able to seduce you during your visit to one of the most renowned museums in the world.