The Italian city of Florence is home to many great museums, however on the Pizzale Delgi lies possibly the finest art museum in Europe – Uffizi Gallery. Established back in 1581 the Uffizi Gallery is also one of the oldest museums in Europe. The gallery has a huge collection of artwork and masterpieces especially from the Renaissance Period. In the 45 halls you can admire artworks by great Italian artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Raffaello to name a few.
At the hall dedicated to Da Vinci you can see his earliest works working as an apprentice under Verrocchio, with the most beautiful paintings being the Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi. The masterpiece Tondo Doni painted by Michelangelo and sculpture Sleeping Arianne are also large crowd pullers. The gallery is also home to some of great works of Sandro Botticelli, such as The Birth of Venus and The Spring and Primavera. You can also feast your eyes on paintings by Raffaello with the Madonna of the Goldfish and the Self-Portrait being popular attractions.
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Amy Lynne Hayes
says “My favorite painting, the Venus of Urbino by Titian, hangs there. It was just as beautiful in person!”
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, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence 50122