Uffizi Gallery

 

in short

The Uffizi Gallery, founded in Florence in 1581 by the Medici family, is one of the oldest and most famous museums in the world.
Sandro Botticelli, 'Nascita di Venere'.
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Uffizi Gallery

in detail

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

The Uffizi Gallery occupies the top floor of the large building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. The Gallery was created by Grand-duke Francesco I and subsequently enriched by various members of the Medici family, who were great collectors of paintings, sculpture and works of art. The collection was rearranged and enlarged by the Lorraine Grand-dukes, who succeeded the Medici, and finally by the Italian State.

The Uffizi buildings also house other important collections: the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Collection of Prints and Drawings (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi).

The Vasari Corridor, the raised passageway connecting the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace, was built by Vasari in 1565. It is hung with an important collection of 17th-century paintings and the famous collection of artists’ Self-portraits.
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Visitor entrance

Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi
50122 Florence
Italy
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Opening Times

Sun
08:15 - 18:50
Mon
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Tue
08:15 - 18:50
Wed
08:15 - 18:50
Thu
08:15 - 18:50
Fri
08:15 - 18:50
Sat
08:15 - 18:50

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