Without a doubt Florence’s most impressive museum, the Uffizi (the word actually means offices) was built by the architect Vasari at the behest of Cosimo I de’ Medici in the 16th century to house the city’s administrative offices.
This museum is now home to the largest collection of Italian and Florentine art in the world. It has been said that, though far from the largest museum in the world, the Uffizi does have more art per square inch than any other museum.
Highlights: Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (a detail in the picture) and Primavera Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni Masolini and Masaccio’s Holy Family with Saint Anne, Mary and Jesus Raphael’s Pope Leo X and Madonna Titian’s Venus of Urbino and Eleanora de Gonzaga delle Rovere Giotto’s Madonna with Baby Jesus, Saints and Angels Lippi’s Coronation of the Virgin
Piazza degli Uffizi, 6 - Florence
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 8:15 am- 6:30pm; Closed Monda. Also closed January 1, May 1 andDecember 25
Costs: Entrance fee to be paid in cash when picking up the reserved tickets 10 Euro plus 4 Euro reservation fee per ticket.
Visit all the must-sees of Florence's historical city centre and the two top museums - the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum - in around 6 hours led by Florence's best tour guides.
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