Apr 7, 2022
What are the Uffizi? The Uffizi Gallery was born as an office for the newborn duchy of Cosimo I de 'Medici, and today is the treasure chest of Italian art. On your way through the rooms of the museum, you can travel through time and discover how painting art develops and grows in Florence, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance up to 1600.
Cosimo I wanted to create a place in which to concentrate the administrative offices of the Duchy of Tuscany. He assigned the task to Giorgio Vasari, his architect to build the Uffizi project - To do so, they destroyed the actual buildings, and people living there were moved to other sites.
Vasari then built this U-shaped complex that connects Piazza della Signoria with the Arno river.
The top floor was an open loggia, in which wealthy Florentines could stroll.
Over the centuries the building has undergone several transformations in the interior, while the exterior has remained faithful to Vasari's project, thus becoming a symbol of Italian culture.
Inside you will find some of the world-known masterpieces by the best Italian painting artists.
Tuesday 08: 15-18: 30
Wednesday 08: 15-18: 30
Thursday 08: 15-18: 30
Friday 08: 15-18: 30
Saturday 08: 15–18: 30
Sunday 08: 15–18: 30
Discovering the great masterpieces of Western art in the Uffizi Gallery with a local guide is a unique experience.