"One of the largest museums in the world" Uffizi Gallery - Galleria Degli Uffizi Tip by viddra

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The Uffizi (=offices) Gallery is one of the largest museums in the world. It was built in the mid-sixteenth century, following a project by the architect Giorgio Vasari.

The gallery houses some of the most famous works of art by Italian and foreign painters from the 13th to 19th centuries, such as Tiziano, Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Tintoretto, Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Piero della Francesca, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya.

This fabulous building located between the Piazza della Signoria and the Arno river was constructed between 1560 and 1580 under the direction of the architect Giorgio Vasari. It was originally designed to host the archives and administrative offices of the state of Florence.

In 1737 Anna Maria Ludovica de Medici, the last member of this family, converted it into a Museum. The 45 rooms and galleries of this building hold one of the most famous museums in the world.

Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday from 8.15 to 19.
closed Mon and holidays

Ticket: Euro 8,00 / Euro 4,00 for European citizens over 18 and under 25

Address: Loggiato degli Uffizi, 6
Directions: City Centre, next to Palazzo Vecchio
othercontact: Reservations: 055 294 883
Phone: 055 238 8651
Website: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/

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  • Updated May 21, 2007
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