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The Museum of the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues Its collections of paintings of the fourteenth century and the Renaissance contain some absolute masterpieces of all time. Just remember the names of Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio. Also important the collections of German, Dutch and Flemish. Works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens. The Gallery is located on the second and first floor of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 by Giorgio Vasari as the seat of the main administrative offices of the Tuscan State. Gallery was created by the Grand Duke Francesco I and enriched by the contributions of many members of the Medici family, passionate collectors of paintings, sculptures and art objects. It was rearranged and enlarged by the House of Lorraine, who succeeded the Medici, and later by the Italian State. In vasariano complex are hosted other important collections: the Contini Bonacossi Collection, visited the adjoining wing to the rear of Loggia dei Lanzi and the Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi, which contains the prestigious graphics collection, already collezionata by Tuscan dynasties and which is enriched every year with purchases and donations. The Vasari Corridor is a suspended corridor realized by Vasari in 1565, the building connects the Uffizi with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.

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Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6
50122 Firenze

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