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The Uffizi Gallery: an anthology of all Italian art


Extremely popular year round, this palace, which was originally intended for administrative affairs, holds many treasures. The queues are long, so equip yourself with patience or a museum pass.

Florentines are very proud of their museum and some even compare it to the Louvre, the National Gallery in London, and the Prado in Madrid… Banker and head of state during the Italian Renaissance, Cosimo de' Medici, known as Cosimo the Elder, chose architect Giorgio Vasari to build the offices (uffizi in Italian) of the grand Duchy. A philanthropist at heart, de' Medici was generous to artists, as was his son, the aesthete Francesco I de' Medici, who transformed it into a museum.

With The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Botticelli, the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, and portraits of the Medicis by Bronzino and Raphael, see the history of the Medici dynasty, discover the unfinished Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci and The Annunciation by Simone Martini, master of the Sienese school of the 14th century. We advise more than one visit.

Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6
50122 Firenze

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