Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi
Duration: 3 hours
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statuary. His collections of 14th and Renaissance paintings contain some absolute masterpieces of art of all time. Just remember the names of Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio. Also important are the collections of German, Dutch and Flemish painters. Among them: Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens.
The Gallery is located on the top floor of the large building built between 1560 and 1580 on a project by Giorgio Vasari as the seat of the main administrative offices of the Tuscan state. It was built by the will of the Grand Duke Francesco I and enriched thanks to the contribution of numerous members of the Medici family, passionate collectors of paintings, sculptures and art objects. It was rearranged and enlarged under the Lorena dynasty, succeeded by the Medici, and later by the Italian state.
The Vasari complex contains other important collections: the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Uffizi Drawings and Prints Cabinet.