Galleria degli Uffizi
One of the world’s most important and famous institutions, and an icon for Florence, if not all of Italy, the Galleria degli Uffizi should be on every art lovers’ museum bucket list.
The original building was designed and organised by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for the infamous Cosimo I de’ Medici, and grew to house some of the Medici family’s collection of art. Today, it still holds many of these inimitable treasures that make Galleria degli Uffizi a pilgrimage destination for visitors from around the world. Most notable are the incredible works by Sandro Botticelli, including La Primavera, Birth of Venus, and Adoration of the Magi, alongside paintings by Piero Della Francesca, Raphael, Michelangelo, Paulo Uccello, Titian’s Venus of Urbino, Caravaggio’s Medusa, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Durer, El Greco…these exhibtions halls are a who’s who of Renaissance mastery, and an unparalleled experience to walk through.
Largely unchanged in the passing of the decades, there’s nowhere better to discover the former glory of Italy. The museum is brought back to the twentieth century though, in the changing exhibitions. With displays of fashion and costume, and Modernist painting, its fascinating to see the beginnings of the Western tradition alongside what has become of it.
Galleria degli Uffizi currently has no restaurants, cafés, or bars.
With fascinating books and educational materials on the Italian Renaissance, as well as every gift item, textile, design object, and paper good that you can imagine emblazoned with images from the museum’s collection, this large shop is filled to the brim.
Piazzale degli Uffizi
Tuesday – Sunday 08.30 – 19.00
Bus: Galleria Degli Uffizi – Farmacia Logge D (C1)