The Uffizi Gallery: a treasure to be discovered
What strikes is the number of the masterpieces contained in different display rooms of the Uffizi Gallery catches the attention of visitors. It is an out and out museum unique in its kind, that has been realized thanks to the passion for the art of the families that here have governed and that has collected art expressions of different movements.
The Uffizi Gallery is settled just a few hundreds meters from the Golden Tower Hotel and it is considered one of the most popular highlights.
The Uffizi Gallery it is settled at the last floor of a huge building, its strategic location was chosen by Vasari, and before changing into the amazing art gallery that everybody knows, it was created to host legal offices and account departments of the city, from which it inherits the name.
During The Medici family domination the Uffizi Gallery became the most important museum in Florence because inside a lot of amazing pictures and great sculptures were exposed, in particular, works from the XIII century and the Renaissance period.
Inside the Uffizi, masterpieces of absolute relevance are hosted in excellent conditions, like the paintings by Giotto, Martini, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Raffaello and Caravaggio, but you can also appreciate international masterpieces by Rembrandt or Rubens.
Mr Vasari created the amazing Vasarian corridor that links The Uffizi Gallery to Pitti Palace up to get to Boboli Gardens. The Vasarian corridor describes a new concept of art: it is a museum into a museum.
It guards a wide range of pictures, draws and prints.
The Uffizi Gallery today offers the great experience to everybody to know the history of Florence because it gives voice to different artistic movements and expressions.