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Uffizi Gallery

Known as the former seat of Florence's sovereign rulers and then a museum with an extraordinary art collection, the Uffizi Gallery is a must-see in Tuscany.
The Uffizi Gallery is a city palace located in Florence, Italy, between the Arno River and the palazzo Vecchio. This place is home to the Uffizi Museum, known for its paintings and works of art by the greatest artists. Paintings by Goya, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael make up the hotel's fine collection. The works on display in this museum, which is more than 8000 square metres large, are mainly from the Renaissance period.
Uffizi Gallery
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  • When was the Uffizi Gallery built?
    The Uffizi Gallery was built in the 16th century and opened in 1581. Giorgio Vasari, a Tuscan painter, architect and writer, was responsible for the construction. He designed it with a Renaissance style of architecture. The project was born under the initiative of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosme Le Jeune. Initially, the Uffizi Gallery was created to serve as offices for the Grand Duchy for the conduct of the state.

  • When did the Uffizi Museum open its doors?
    In 1581, Francis I, son of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosme Le Jeune, transformed the upper part of the Uffizi Gallery into a museum to house the important collection of Medici art. It should be noted that the Uffizi Museum did not open its doors to the public until 1765.

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