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Oct 052020The Uffizi Gallery If you're short on time visiting Florence, this is the best place to come.  The Uffizi Gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari and constructed between 1560 and 1580. Uffizi is one of the world's most famous museums, renowned for its collection of art from the Middle Ages on Renaissance.
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If you're short on time visiting Florence, this is the best place to come.
 The Uffizi Gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari and constructed between 1560 and 1580. Uffizi is one of the world's most famous museums, renowned for its collection of art from the Middle Ages on Renaissance. Paintings and sculptures from the Medici family collections were enriched by bequests and donations during the centuries, while many works of sacred art come from the suppression of monasteries and convents between the 18th and 19th centuries. Among these, you can admire works by Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi.



 Divided into various rooms set up for schools and styles in chronological order, the exhibition shows works from the 12th to the 18th century. Here you will find the best collection in the world of Florentine Renaissance works: Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Giotto. In addition, there is a section dedicated to many precious works by European painters mainly Dutch, German, and Flemish.

 It would take several days to give everyone the right attention, so we offer you a selection of masterpieces that we consider unmissable. Obviously, it is an arbitrary selection; however famous and beautiful the proposed works may be, they are but a small part of the wealth that this world-famous museum has accumulated over the centuries.
   


 The Hall of the Majesties
 In this room, there are the main works that marked the orientation of Tuscan painting between '200 and '300, such as the three altarpieces by Cimabue, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto, painted with the same subject and called "Maestà" (majesty).

 The Halls of 1300
 In these two rooms, the precious Sienese and Florentine masterpieces of "The Annunciation" are exhibited.

 The Halls of Botticelli
 One of the largest and most famous rooms in the Gallery, as it houses some of the Renaissance masterpieces and the best collection in the world of Sandro Botticelli’s works, executed in the second half of the fifteenth century. Among his masterpieces, we find the "Spring" and "The Birth of Venus", emblematic works of the Neoplatonic culture, developed in Florence and the first large-scale works with a profane subject of the Italian Renaissance, painted for Lorenzo de 'Medici.
   


 The Hall of Leonardo Da Vinci
 This room of the Uffizi Gallery collects the first works of Leonardo da Vinci, starting from the first of 1475.
    


 The Hall of Raffaello
 Here you can admire the works of Raffaello Sanzio to whom the room is dedicated, both Raphael's Madonna del Cardellino and those of the artist's young period as well as more mature ones.
   


 Uffizi Gallery is one of the most popular museums in Florence, so you should expect crowds. It is very recommended to book your ticket online.
 For a pit-stop during your visit, the onsite café offers incredible panoramic views of Florence.
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