"Florence - The Uffizi" Tuscany Things to Do Tip by Umea6

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  The Uffizi
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Florence is known to be the perfect destination for art lovers. The Uffizi gallery houses some of the most famous art works such as the Birth of Venus and the Primavera by Botticelli, The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci as well as works by Michelangelo, Titian and Rubens.

The Uffizi gallery was originally designed around 1560 by Giorgio Vasari as special offices for the Duke Cosimo I of the Medici family. The gallery is rectangular in shape, beginning at the Signoria Palace and stretching to the Arno river. Francesco I, the son of Cosimo I, started a private art collection on the second floor of the Uffizi. Over the centuries, the Medici and the Lorraine families added more and more precious art to the collection at the Uffizi gallery as well as the Pitti Palace.

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2005
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