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 are unbelievably astonishing! The incredible frescoes at Uffizi Gallery ceilings are truly a feast of colours and visuals. You’re gonna need a neck massage after visiting this world-renowned museum. 😀
What’s Uffizi? The gallery is not named after a famous Italian artist. It simply means office. See the likeness? 😀 The building itself was designed like offices which is gallery term, it’s called ‘halls.” Most of the masterpieces here are art collections by the Medici family. The last Medici heiress gifted the artworks to Florence on condition that it shall be open to the public. Since 1765, visitors come and go in this gallery. 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 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, then, these ones will, too.
Don’t Miss. For me, the must-see painting here is The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.
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