Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is the most popular museum in Italy and one of the most famous and important museums in the world. 

It houses works by great artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Caravaggio, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and many others.

Originally the palace was intended to house the administrative and judicial offices (Uffizi) of the Florentine state. 

Its realization was commissioned by Francesco I and its collection has been enriched thanks to the contribution of the Medici family. Later the Gallery was enlarged under the Lorraine dynasty and finally by the Italian State. 

The rooms of the Uffizi Gallery are over 100 but the main ones are:

  • Room 2: The thirteenth century and Giotto
  • Rooms 5/6: The International Gothic
  • Room 7: The Early Renaissance
  • Rooms 10/14: Botticelli
  • Room 15: Leonardo
  • Room 35: Michelangelo 
  • Room 66: Raphael
  • Room 83: Titian 
  • Room 90: Caravaggio

In the Sala del XIII cento and Giotto there are the main works that marked the orientation of Tuscan painting between 1200 and 1300, namely the three altarpieces by Cimabue, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto, painted with the same subject and called “Majesty” precisely because they all depict the “Madonna Enthroned with Child”.

The Rooms of Botticelli host some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance. Among his masterpieces we find the “Spring” and “The Birth of Venus”

The Hall of Leonardo da Vinci collects the first works of Leonardo with “The Baptism of Christ”, “The Annunciation” and “The Adoration of the Magi” which remained unfinished.

Michelangelo’s Room is dedicated to the Florentine sixteenth century. Among the works is the “Tondo Doni” painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti. 

In the Room of Caravaggio, the most important works are “Adolescent Bacchus” and “Shield with the head of Medusa”.

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