The Uffizi is one of the most important museums in the world for Italian art and, in particular, art of the Renaissance.
All of the famous names from Italy's rich artistic heritage,
including Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio, and Raphael.
Housed near the Piazza della Signoria in a long narrow building that was to be the offices (uffizi) of the magistrates of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany,
the Uffizi Gallery houses much of the private collection of the Florentine first family – the Medici.
he building was first created by the Medici family to house the legal offices of Florence and the House of Medici.
The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari who started work on construction in 1560.
The palace is his masterpiece of architecture, an aerial building in a “u” shaped plan, made of "pietra serena"
(a type of sand stone), lovely contrasting with the white plaster.
Some artits that you can see in Ufizi gallery:
Botticelli’s harmony of his two most famous paintings: “the Birth of Venus” and “Spring”, both of them painted for the Medici family,
with their intriguing symbolism; Leonardo da Vinci’s “Annunciation”.Raphael and Giotto paintings.
The marvellous “Tondo Doni” by Michelangelo