The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of Uffizi Gallery

Galleria degli Uffizi court crop

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.

The Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery include:


“Short prayers reach heaven.” – “Breve orazione penetra.” Italian Proverb



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