If there’s one gallery museum you must see in Florence, it should be Uffizi. It’s one of the best I’ve visited in Italy and the number of original masterpieces present here is unbelievably astonishing! The incredible frescoes at Uffizi Gallery ceilings are truly a feast of colors and visuals. You’re gonna need a neck massage after visiting this world-renowned museum.
The gallery is not named after a famous Italian artist or a rich Italian family. It simply means office. Uffizi. See the likeness? The building design is like an office which in gallery terms, means “halls.” Most of the masterpieces here are art collections from the Medici family. The last Medici heiress gifted the artworks to Florence, however, on the condition that they shall be open to the public. Since 1765, the gallery welcomes curious visitors from around the world. Today, it is the most visited art gallery in Italy!
Italian Masters Inside. There’s a surprise waiting for you in every hall. It could be Botticelli, Da Vinci, Giotto, Filippo Lippi, Caravaggio, etc… Most of the masterpieces here are from the Renaissance period.
The Frescoes on the Ceilings. There are two long corridors parallel to each other and are connected by an arch at one end. The frescoes on the ceilings which are done in panels will blow your mind away. If the frescoes at Sistine Chapel at the Vatican impressed you, these ones will definitely charm you!
Don’t miss it. For me, the must-see painting here is The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.
The Incredible Frescoes at Uffizi Gallery Ceilings
How to Save Money and Time in Florence
Every tourist attraction in Florence seems to have a long queue outside. My mistake was not listening to my friend who told me to buy a ticket in advance. I told myself that I’d wake up and go early. Unfortunately, no matter how early I was, there were always people who were earlier than me. So, I had to join the long queue against my will. Whether you are going to see the Statue of David or go inside Uffizi Gallery, it is wise to buy your tickets in advance. Joining a tour saves time and you learn more about the city. Click the links below to see what you can do in Florence.
Where to stay in Florence
If you’re looking for a hostel in Florence that’s near the Duomo, you’ll never go wrong with the Academy Hostel. It is a few minutes walk to the Santa Maria del Fiore, aka, the Duomo, the city’s most famous landmark The train station is less than 10 minutes’ walk from here. The hostel is loved by those who have stayed here. It’s a clean and fun hostel. There are other hostels you can choose from these websites: HostelWorld, and Booking.com.