Why is the Uffizi Gallery famous?

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of Italy’s most renowned and revered museums. It’s chiefly famous for hosting the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art in the world, including the ‘Big’ names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and Titian. The Uffizi, with more than 4 million visitors a year, is the… Read more »

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Uffizi Gallery, Top 10 Artworks to see

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of Italy’s must-see museums. If you spend a few days in the city, we definitely recommend a visit to this astounding collection, a unique experience for anyone who loves art. But what are the most famous paintings you’ll find inside? Here’s a list of the the Top 10… Read more »

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Best museums in Florence

Florence has some of the most celebrated museums in the world. From the Uffizi Gallery, with its rich collection of Renaissance paintings, and the Accademia that hosts the iconic David. But being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a lot more for art lovers to enjoy too. So to help you make the best… Read more »

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Uffizi Gallery in Florence – 7 Curious facts

A visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a real treat for anyone who loves art. The Uffizi have the most important collection of Italian Renaissance art, including iconic paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo. A treasure trove of masterpieces set in a stunning location: a few steps from Piazza Signoria, overlooking the… Read more »

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Crash Course of the Uffizi. A tour with Context Travel

Would you like to delve into the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence? I’ve recently done just that, thanks to Context Travel. They invited me to join their Uffizi Gallery Tour Crash Course, a 3-hour long tour led by an expert in art history, and I can’t recommend it enough. Here’s a little taste… Read more »

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The Uffizi opens 14 new Rooms

“It’s like a new museum has been opened inside the Uffizi”, says the director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt. 104 paintings, 14 rooms, 1.100 square meters. These are the numbers of the latest renovation works at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The new rooms were inaugurated on 29th May 2019. Displayed inside these beautifully renovated… Read more »

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“Adoration of the Magi” – Botticelli paints the Medici

The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli is one of the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Painted between 1475-78, it’s the work that propelled the young artist into the Medici circle. if you look closely, you’ll discover that many figures in this religious scene are none other than members of the Medici family…. Read more »

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Famous paintings in Florence – Unmissable masterpieces at the Uffizi

Florence has an impressive collection of paintings. So the task of choosing its top masterpieces is a tad challenging. But we do like a challenge. So we’ve made a shortlist of the famous paintings in Florence that you absolutely can’t afford to miss, all of which can conveniently be found in the Uffizi Gallery. Seeing… Read more »

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Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo da Vinci – Uffizi Gallery

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci returned to the Uffizi Gallery in March 2017 after a long period of restoration. It’s an important work, that was considered revolutionary at the time. Both for the technique that Leonardo used, and his arrangement of the figures in the scene. It’s an impressive work, and at 246 cm. x243 cm…. Read more »

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Top things to do in Tuscany in 2017

Here’s our list of top things to do in Tuscany in 2017. Discover unknown treasures, revamped iconic museums and bewitchingly beautiful countryside. Tuscany is a timeless classic in any Italian itinerary, and certain destinations like Florence or Siena are always top choices for travellers. But there’s a lot more to Tuscany than these famous sights,… Read more »

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