Masterpieces online: Like looking at a painting "with a giant magnifying glass."

Until January 29, 2011, art lovers and historians have the opportunity to study six masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Florence in minute detail on the Haltadefinizione company website. The site allows visitors to zoom in on high-resolution images.

Mario Resca, a Culture Ministry official who worked on the project, says it's like looking at a painting "with a giant magnifying glass."

Included in the collection are Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Caravaggio's Bacchus, and da Vinci's Annunciation.