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Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery), is one of the most beautiful art galleries not only in Italy but worldwide, as it has an inestimable heritage of works of art. Here you will find all the important and necessary information to visit this incredible place!

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Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery), is one of the most beautiful art galleries not only in Italy but worldwide, as it has an invaluable heritage of works of art. Let’s visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Yes, get to know everything is there to see  inside this incredible gallery. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”]

Introduction

From the historical point of view, the birth of this museum is very curious. It was created not as a space to display works of art, but as a large office to host a series of magistrates, judges, merchants, that is, important people who owned a position in the government of Florence – hence the origin of the word Uffizi: Offices. The construction of the grand palace of the Uffizi began in 1560 at the request of the Duke of Florence Cosimo I de’Medici. The architect was Giorgio Vasari. Bringing these important people together in one place was important for Cosimo I de’Medici, because that way he could closely control the civil and economic life of the city. The Uffizi Gallery was opened to the public as the first European museum in 1769.

The Gallery’s Various Rooms

The museum is very large and it would be impossible to see all the works in one day. I often compare the Uffizi Gallery with medicines: always in small doses! The museum is divided into several rooms, starting with works from 1200 to 1700 approximately. The rooms follow in chronological order but also according to the source (other Italian cities, other countries like France, Spain, Holland, etc.).

The route of the Uffizi Gallery has a great fascination, because it offers us an enormous didactic value through the evolution of art in time. Inside some rooms and in the corridors, we can admire an important collection of ancient Roman statues from the 1st-2nd century BC.

1) Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. VISIT THE ROOMS DEDICATED TO GIOTTO AND GENTILE DA FABRIANO

A must-see is the room dedicated to Giotto, a painter considered the father of Italian painting. In Giotto’s room we can admire three great works (Maestà) by Cimabue, Giotto’s master, Duccio da Boninsegna, a great painter from Siena and of course Giotto’s Maestà. Then, in the room dedicated to the International Gothic, the Adoration of the Magi, of Gentile da Fabriano, reveals to us a true fairy tale.

2) Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. VISIT THE ROOMS OF MADONNA LIPPINA AND BOTTICELLI

In the room dedicated to Filippo Lippi, a famous Madonna col Bambino (Madonna and Child) known as Lippina and Piero della Francesca’s masterpiece: Federico da Montefeltro and his wife Batista Sforza. A special stop at the Botticelli Room with several must-see works: the famous Birth of Venus, Spring, the Adoration of the Magi, where we can admire the painter’s self-portrait.

3) Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.VISIT ROOM 15 DE LEONARDO DA VINCI

In room 15 we will find works by the genius Leonardo da Vinci, such as the Annunciation and the Baptism of Christ, a youth work done together with his master Andrea del Verrocchio.

4) Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. MICHELANGELO, BRONZINO AND CARAVAGGIO ROOM

In the room dedicated to Michelangelo, our eyes are blinded by the warm and bright colors of Tondo Doni, also known as the Holy Family. Also not to be missed are the rooms dedicated to Bronzino, the court painter of Cosimo I, Andrea del Sarto, nicknamed by Vasari “the painter without errors”, Rafael with the “Madonna of the Goldfinch”, Leo X, the room of the painters of Venice, with great Titian works. The last rooms of the gallery are reserved for the works of Caravaggio and his followers. Special attention to Medusa, Bacchus, and the Sacrifice of Isaac.

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Hotels I recommend in the Historic Center

In the Historic Center (Old Town), is really easy to admire all the main attractions of the city very easily. The old town of Florence corresponds to the oldest and most beautiful part of the city. If you want to stay in the real heart of Florence, choose hotels in the central areas of Piazza Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Cathedral, Gallery of Offices, etc.

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Hotels that I recommend in Oltrarno

Always staying very close to the Historic Center, you can also stay in Oltrarno, close to the most characteristic craft shops in the whole city and much more. The area is perfect for those who want quiet accommodation and for those who want to breathe the real Florentine atmosphere. At the same time, you will be close to the center of Florence, a short walk from the main monuments, squares, churches, restaurants, shops and museums.

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Hotels that I recommend in Santa Maria Novella

Another interesting neighborhood to stay is Santa Maria Novella. This is a particularly exclusive area because of the proximity to the station (great if you want to do a lot of tours leaving from Florence) and the famous Church of Santa Maria Novella, a very important reference in Florence.

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Hotels that I recommend in Santa Croce

Another neighborhood where you can stay is Santa Croce, where the homonymous church is located. This area, located in the southeastern part of the historic center, is close to the most interesting monuments and has its fulcrum in the church of Santa Croce. Among the scenic palaces in this district, there are many hotels that can accommodate you for a wonderful weekend in Florence.

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Hotels that I recommend in Campo di Marte

Another economic possibility, where you can stay in Florence, is Campo di Marte; in this area there are several well-equipped and affordable hotels. It is a quiet and charming residential area in Florence, well connected to the historic city center by public transport. Campo di Marte has its own train station where several regional and high-speed trains stop, with which you can easily reach other Tuscan cities and major cities in Italy. It is a great choice if you have rented a car too.

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Hotels I recommend outside the Historic Center

And so, if you decide to breathe a less touristic air, a good choice could be to stay in Florence right outside the historic center, where hotel prices are cheaper and the most convenient solution if you come by car. Another possibility is to stay away, in some nearby town, and experience the silence of the wonderful Tuscan landscape, but in this case it is necessary to have a car.

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Conclusion

Let’s Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence? As it is one of the most beautiful art galleries in the world, you cannot miss it on your list of museums in Italy. Remember that the Gallery has an invaluable heritage of works of art. And if you feel insecure, have no time, and need help to organize your trip, don’t hesitate to contact me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy come true. And how can I do that? Keep reading this post until the end and you will understand how we make your life and your trip much easier ????

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