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Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery, located in the heart of Florence, Italy, stands as one of the world’s most renowned art museums, a treasure trove of masterpieces that spans centuries of artistic achievement. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici in the 16th century and designed by Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi building itself is a work of art, serving initially as offices (uffizi in Italian) for Florentine magistrates. Over time, it transformed into a repository for an extraordinary collection that captures the evolution of art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period.

As you step into the Uffizi Gallery, you are immediately immersed in a visual feast, surrounded by iconic works from luminaries such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. The corridors and rooms of the gallery unfold like chapters in an art history book, offering an unparalleled journey through the Renaissance and beyond. The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and The Doni Tondo by Michelangelo are just a few of the masterpieces that grace the walls, showcasing the genius of the Italian Renaissance.

The museum’s layout invites visitors to meander through a chronological arrangement of art, providing a narrative that reveals the cultural and artistic developments of each era. The Uffizi’s vast collection extends beyond paintings to include sculptures, drawings, and decorative arts, making it a comprehensive and immersive experience for art enthusiasts. With each gallery offering a new perspective on the evolution of artistic expression, the Uffizi Gallery stands as an enduring testament to the creativity, innovation, and cultural richness of the Italian Renaissance and beyond.

Uffizi Gallery

Practical Information

Tuesday through Sunday: 8:15 am – 6:50 pm.
The Museum is closed on Mondays.


€2 reduced ticket (see site for details)

Benci, buses 23 & C3

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