Uffizi Gallery In Florence
A popular museum that has got many unique masterpieces and works
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Uffizi Gallery, Florence (Italy)
Uffizi Gallery is a popular museum that has got many unique masterpieces and works conserved with the walls. The majority of the works in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is dated back to the Renaissance period. Major collections are left by the Medici family to Tuscany State so they could get the state adorned to attract foreigner’s curiosity and make the artifacts available to be viewed by the public.
History of Uffizi Gallery
The huge building which houses Uffizi Gallery was not constructed to be a museum. The construction started during Cosimi I in the year 1560 for housing the judiciary and administrative office of Florence.
Cosimo appointed Giorgio Vasari for designing this building which is a source of admiration. It is this same architect who built the secret corridor which connects Uffizi to Pitti Palace and runs above Ponte Vecchio and goes through church of Santa Felicita and many other towers and buildings on the way to palace and then ends at Boboli gardens. Corridoio Vsariano got constructed in the celebration in connection with Cosmo’s son’s marriage. Uffizi Gallery was constructed by demolishing many other buildings in the place for space that includes San Pier Scheraggio which was a major Romanesque church.
Collections of Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery houses the amazing collection of artworks dated back to various centuries. The works of Gothic painters Cimabue and Giotto are present here. Hall 3 gives you the sensation of being in an ancient church as it has the gothic paintings and has low lighting that resembles candle lights.
The hall 8 and 9 of Uffizi Gallery is the hall where you can find exhibits that come under the early renaissance period and the works are mostly of Masaccio and Paolo Uccello. You can find the portraits of various dukes of Urbino painted by Pero Della Francesca. Federico da Montefeltro's profile is an impressive portrait of renaissance.
Few steps from diptych lead to the larger hall of the museum which houses the beautiful and breathtaking paintings done by Sandro Botticelli which is houses in the halls from 10 to 14. The canvas with Birth of Venus and the large panel with Allegory of Spring are some works that one would automatically stop and admire at. The halls that are reopened after renovation have double ceiling and softer and better lighting so that one can enjoy the masterpieces. The room has many of Botticelli’s art works which are amazing to look at.
The Uffizi Gallery has the very unique works like the only panel painting that da Vinci has completed. The visit to this museum is indeed a great experience for the people who love arts and does know about the artists and the styles of art during various centuries. The timeless treasures housed in the Uffizi Gallery does provide the best visual treat to any tourists.
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It is one of the most prominent art museums of Florence.
Yes tickets are required, and start from 12.50 EUR.
You will need at least a half day to explore the place fully.
Yes, one can take pictures in the Uffizi Gallery. However, the use of selfie sticks and tripod stand is prohibited.
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