Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi

A view of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Galleria degli Uffizi is located inside a building begun by Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century for Cosimo I de’ Medici, it is one of the most visited museums in Italy. The two floors of the Gallery house the best collection in the world of Renaissance works and the largest collection of works by Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Botticelli and many other artists.


Above the Galleria degli Uffizi is the Vasari Corridor, also built by Giorgio Vasari, who it is named after. It is an elevated walkway linking Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti, passing by the Galleria degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, built to allow the Grand Dukes to safely travel between their homes and government buildings. Today it houses a vast collection of self-portraits and portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries and can be visited only as part of guided groups offered by the Gallery by appointment only.

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