A tour of Florence, Italy, is never complete without a visit to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. One of the world’s oldest museums, this gallery is packed with works of the Renaissance artists. You can see some breathtaking paintings, sculptures, and prints here. The Museum, consisting of forty-five rooms in two wings, is also an architectural treat.
City Wonders will take you on a complete tour of the Uffizi Gallery, your guide not only show you the best pieces in the gallery but also share with you the stories behind the displays. You are going to be amazed listening to some of the incidents that led to the creation of the stunningly beautiful pieces of art.
The Most Famous Works in the Uffizi Gallery
Room 2 of the Uffizi Gallery is a must visit. Full of paintings by the Tuscan artists of the 13th century including Cimabue, Giotto, and Duccio di Boninsegna, this Room gives you a thorough overview of the beginnings of the Tuscan art.
If you are interested in the work of Renaissance artists, Room 7 is the place to be. The Room is magnificent with the works of Fra Angelico, Masaccio, and Paolo Uccello. In Room 8, you get to see the lovely Madonna and Child painting by Filippo Lippi. The room also houses some of the most iconic portraiture works – the painting of Federico da Montefeltro by Piero della Francesco.
Rooms 10 to 14 are extraordinary. They house the works of Sandro Botticelli, one of the most famous and respected artists of the Italian Renaissance era. You can see the painting, “The Birth of Venus” here.
The most popular and most visited rooms in the Uffizi Gallery are Room 15 and 25 because they contain works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo respectively. You can see and learn the story behind Michelangelo’s “Holy Family.” This Room also houses several Mannerist paintings.
Room 26 has around seven works of Raphael including “Madonna of the Goldfinch” and portraits of Pope Leo X and Pope Julius II. This Room is also home to four of Andrea del Sarto’s works including the “Madonna of the Harpies.” You can also spend some time in the narrow courtyard between the two wings of the gallery and explore the rooms for the entire evening.
Lose yourself in the works of the Masters at Uffizi Gallery and take back fond memories of Florence.