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History and teachings
The Uffizi Gallery (Italian “Galleria degli Uffizi”), is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. It is housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi which means the “Palace of Offices”. It was commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici and was desined by Giorgio Vasari.
The offices are in two parts which face each other across a courtyard. One end opens onto the town square and the other opens onto the River Arno. Varsari designed a sort of screen, like a backdrop in an Ancient Greek theatre. It has arches through which the view of the river can be seen.
The museum was one of the important sights on the Grand Tour of Europe that upper-class young European men undertook in the 17th- and 18th-century. It contains the best collection of Florentine Renaissance works in the world. Besides, the collection of ancient statuary and of drawings and prints, is one of the most conspicuous and important in the world.
recommended for all; general; doesn’t require prior knowledge; accessible; affordable
Located in Florence, Italy. Tickets required. Accessible by foot, by car, by public tranportation. Accessibility for disabled. Guided tours in different languages available. Safety meausures covered.