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Visit the Uffizi Gallery Florence, the most famous museum and art gallery in Firenze with beautiful paintings and sculptures located. Book museum tickets to visit Galleria degli Uffizi.

Enter the world of art at the Uffizi Gallery

The Palazzo degli Uffizi is one of the most famous and oldest museums in the world and this beautiful Uffizi Museum can be found in Florence Italy. The Uffizi used to be a palace owned by the Medici banking family. The palace is located next to the Palazzo Vecchio and had a function for the government. The Uffizi was built between 1560-1580 by order of Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici by Giorgio Vasari to house the administrative and legal offices of Florence. Cosimo's son, Francesco, first turned the upper floor of the palace into an art gallery. After this, this collection was more and more enriched into the large museum it is today.

The Uffizi museum today

Today the Galleria degli Uffizi consists of the first and second floors of the palace. In the eighteenth century, the museum was donated to the city of Florence. The museum has become known for its impressive paintings and classical sculptures from the Middle Ages to modern times. Especially the period from the fourteenth century up to the Renaissance has yielded absolute masterpieces by well-known Italian artists, but also by many Flemish, German and Dutch artists, such as Rembrandt and Rubens.

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Top ten masterpieces in the Florence art gallery

In such a large museum as the Uffizi Gallery, you can't expect to see everything on just one visit. That is why you will find here a list of the top ten masterpieces that you should definitely visit:

  • Birth of Venus by Botticelli
  • Venus of Urbino by Titian
  • Madonna with the long neck from Parmigianino
  • Madonna of the Goldfinch by Rafael
  • Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Primavera from Botticelli
  • Bacchus by Caravaggio
  • The Holy Family of Michelangelo
  • Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto
  • The Duke and Duchess of Urbino Piero della Francesca

Don't miss anything?

The layout of the museum is designed to show you the development of Florentine art to Gothic to Renaissance. The earliest art collection can be found on floor two. This is your starting point. From here you can follow the collection in chronological order. In rooms seven to fourteen you will find the works from the early Renaissance and on the first floor the collections from the high renaissance. In rooms 44-55 you will find masterpieces from other European countries.

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Gothic art in the Florence museum

Start at room one, which is devoted to gothic art from countries other than Italy. Rooms two to six are devoted to Italian Gothic art from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. For example, the famous Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto is here. A further distinction is made between the naturalistic influences, which can be found in room four. In room three you will find the paintings of Duccio and his followers, who show the opposite in their artwork.

The Early Renaissance

Rooms seven till fourteen of the Uffizi showcase artworks from the early Renaissance. For example, in room seven of the Uffizi Gallery Florence hangs the famous The duke and duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca. These portraits are among the first works of art from the early Renaissance. Sandro Botticelli's well-known works, such as the Birth of Venus and Primavera, you will find in rooms ten to fourteen.

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The high renaissance

The first floor of the Uffizi Museum of Florence Italy contains the most famous works of art from the High Renaissance. Room 15 is devoted to works attributed to a young Leonardo da Vinci. For example, the Annunciation can be found here. Room 18 of the Uffizi is also called the Tribune and was specially designed in 1584 by Buontalenti to house the favorite artworks of the Medici's. The most famous work in the Tribune is Medici-Venus, a Roman copy of a Greek statue. Rooms 19 to 23 show fascinating works by Northern Italian artists, such as Carpaccio. Room 41 shows Michelangelo's famous work The Holy Family, which had a major influence on the next generation of artists, such as Parmigianino. This painter created The Madonna with the Long Neck. This masterpiece was later included in the Mannerist style, which also included works such as Madonna of the Goldfinch by Rafael and Venus of Urbino by Titian.

Northern European and Late Italian art

In rooms 44-55 you will find masterpieces from other European countries. For example, in room 45 you have the masters of naturalism. Room 43 is a room dedicated to the Flemish artist Memling. Room 55 is home to other Flemish masters, such as Rubens and Van Dyck. In room 49 there are self-portraits by Rembrandt. Rooms 90-93 show late Italian artists such as Caravaggio. Would you like to visit the Galleria degli Uffizi? Book your Uffizi Gallery tickets now:

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Do I have to pre-book Uffizi tickets?

Yes, this is highly recommended. The Uffizi museum is often sold out in high season or you may have to queue for a very long time. However, you can easily reserve your tickets online. More info about booking Uffizi Gallery tickets.

What are the Top 10 sights in Florence?

The main attractions are the Duomo, Florence Cathedral, and of course the Uffizi Museum. Other places of interest are Palazzo Vecchio on the square Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli Gardens, the Medici Chapels, the Galleria dell'Accademia with the David, Piazzale Michelangelo and the Basilica di Santa Croce. In this article you can read all about the most important Florence attractions.

Where is Michelangelo's David?

The original David by Michelangelo is now in the museum Galleria dell'Accademia, the other important museum in Florence. However, you will find large replicas of the David at the Piazzale Michelangelo viewpoint and at the entrance to Palazzo Vecchio in the main square Piazza della Signoria near the Uffizi.

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