A Visit to the Uffizi Gallery
It is thanks to a very farsighted woman that today we have one of the most important museums in the world in Florence. In 1737 Ana Maria Luisa, the last heir to the Medici family, outlined a family pact, together with the future reigning dynasty of Florence and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In this pact Anna Maria Luisa donated the entire Medici art collection to the new Grand Duke Lorraine, but with the condition that all the works of art must stay in Florence; furthermore, that they must be enjoyed by the public. This was an amazing gesture and one that would have a major historic impact.
Indeed, today the core nucleus of the Uffizi Gallery’s vast collection is centred around the Medici family’s artwork: The ancient sculpture, ‘Venus, of the Medici’, ‘The Battle of San Romano’ by Paolo Uccello, ‘Primavera’ and ‘The Birth of Venus’, both by Sandro Botticelli, ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ by Leonardo di Vinci and ‘The Portrait of Pope Leo X’ by Raffaello are only some of the artworks in the Medici collection. However, the gallery stands for much more; its collection of art work recount the chronological evolution of Renaissance art; through artists like Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo and Raffaello. Together we can admire these paintings as well as several other masterpieces that come from other Italian and European schools of art.
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: €155 per group for up to 10 people
Ticket price: not included
Headphones: €2 per person (necessary for all groups)
Gallery closed: Mondays