The Greatest Collection of Art
The Uffizi Gallery formerly hosted the government offices (uffizi) built by Vasari under Cosimo I dè Medici during the 16th century. The various Medici continually added treasures to this incredible collection, and the last of the Medici family, Anna Maria Luisa, being without an heir, ordered that the gallery should have been left to the people of Florence and should have never left the city.
In the several rooms of the gallery you will have the unique pleasure to admire the masterpieces by Cimabue, Giotto, Duccio, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Filippino Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others. Their beauty and perfection will take your breath away! Within the Uffizi you may also decide to visit the interesting Vasari Corridor, a private passage used by the Medici family, linking Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery to the mighty Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the Arno river. Passing through the corridor you can enjoy lovely views over the Arno and the city and admire other wonderful paintings.