Highlights of this tour
- Private guided tour
- Please inform us prior if you want to see specific art pieces
The Uffizi Gallery is not only one of the oldest and most prominent galleries globally, but it is also the first art gallery in the world. Currently, the Uffizi is home to some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, which represent our evolution in art.
There are about 45 big halls filled with works of art. The collections include masterpieces of Giotto, Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. Just to name a few. It is no surprise that the Uffizi is one of the most visited museums in Italy!
Additionally, you find busts and statues from the famous Medici family. The wealthy Florentine family stood at the base of the Medici Bank of Florence: the most important financial institution in Europe in the 15th century.
The construction of the building started in 1560. It was initially to house the office of Cosimo I de Medici. Cosimo was the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. Uffizi means ‘offices,’ thus revealing the original purpose of the building.
Upon completion, the Medici Family began to add their collections of artwork and created their own private gallery, exhibiting all their precious collections from paintings to Greek and Roman statues. The family has been crucial for the creation of the Gallery, not only because of their art collection but also due to the financial support they provided over the years.
During this private guided tour, your guide will explain more about some of the most important masterpieces of this museum. Let us know prior if there is a specific art piece you want to see!
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