The Uffizi Gallery

Being famous for its historical value and for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence opens its doors to those who want to know its story and admire its beauties.

The most prominent one is for sure the Uffizi Gallery. Giorgio Vasari in 1560 was entrusted to build it by orders of Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices", and it took 20 years.

Since the very beginning the Uffizi displayed prime art works of the Medici collections on the piano nobile. Over the years, more sections of the palace were recruited to exhibit paintings and sculpture collected or commissioned by the Medici. According to Vasari, who was not only a painter and an architect but also an historical writer, reported that artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi "for beauty, for work and for recreation."

In the gallery you can find many masterpieces. For example Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Da Vinci's "Annuciation" or Caravaggio's "Medusa".

The Uffizi gallery is only 5 minutes by foot from Palazzo Vecchietti, they are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8,15 AM to 6,50 PM. You can buy tickets online to avoid waiting in the queue, on the Uffizi's official website. Just ask our staff to have more information or to book a guided tour.