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Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is located in the Historic Centre of Florence and is one of the largest and best-known museums in the world. It holds a collection of priceless works, mainly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.  The gallery had been open to visitors by request since the sixteenth century, and in 1765 it was officially opened to the public, formally becoming a museum in 1865.

Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery links

Uffizi Gallery:

  • Name:                  Uffizi Gallery
  • Italian:                 Galleria degli Uffizi
  • City:                      Florence
  • Country:               Italy
  • Established:        1581
  • Type:                    Art Museum, Historic site
  • Location:             Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

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