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 I, duke of Tuscany, 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. In order to take in the extraordinary richness of the collections in the Uffizi Gallery as they deserve, we recommend multiple visits!
Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
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