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UFFIZI. A famous Gallery


The Uffizi Gallery is the oldest museum of Florence. It is among the most popular tourist attraction of the city,and famous all over the world.
The Gallery owes its popularity not only to its invaluable works but also to its particular history.
In the beginning the Gallery has not been constructed to become a museum, but to accomodate all the “offices” (administrative and judicary) of Florence,hence the name of “Uffizi”which means offices.The construction was ordered by Cosimo I de ‘Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.The first architect was the Duke’s favourite artist, Giorgio Vasari, who began the construction in 1560.
In the Gallery you can find one of the most wonderful collection of italian paintings like: The Annunciation and The Adoration of Magi by Leonardo da Vinci; The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Botticelli; Bacchus by Caravaggio and Flora by Titian.
A suggestion: it is better to reserve a ticket in advance because of the long waiting time, expecially during the summer.
http://uffizi.firenze.it
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A wonderful view from the interior of Uffizi
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Some halls inside the Gallery
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