Discover some of the most famous artworks and step back into Renaissance Florence; the epicentre of art and culture. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery is a must do, offering a chance to see the beautiful works of Botticelli and Michelangelo.
The world-renowned Uffizi Gallery is by far one of the highlights of Florence, a must-do for any art aficionados or history lovers. With the most impressive collection of art and masterpieces, by some of the most famous painters and sculptures, a visit to the Uffizi gives a detailed insight into the development of Renaissance art from the 12th century to the 17th century.
Described as a place where Da Vinci and Michelangelo would gather “for work and for recreation”, the Uffizi is a fascinating place to visit for the history behind the building alone. Intended to be the bureaucratic offices for Florence in 1560, it was Francesco I de’ Medici, who began to set up a Gallery in east wing of the Uffizi. Since then the Uffizi has housed vast pieces of artworks, sculptures and antiques, all commissioned or collected by the Medici family until the dynasty fell in the 18th century. Botticelli’s room is one of the ultimate highlights, with grand masterpieces such as The Birth of Venus and Primavera (Spring).
The impressive history and beauty of the Uffizi must be seen for yourself; as you walk down the wide marble corridors note the superb frescos by Castagnola and Botticelli on the ceiling, and the views of the Ponte Vecchio through the Uffizi’s wide windows, allowing you to step back into medieval Florence.
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