Tuscany, Italy

Uffizi Gallery

The historic Uffizi Gallery is home to many of Tuscany's most important works of art, and is an architectural curiosity in and of itself. It's an experience well worth the price of admission for anyone with an interest in Renaissance art.

Uffizi Gallery, Tuscany

Experience Renaissance art in historical surrounds

Commissioned by the Medici family in the late 16th century, the Uffizi gallery is one of Florence’s most important historical sites. It was originally intended as an office building, but soon became concerned with the conservation of artworks and morphed from there into the beautiful art museum it is today. Seeing the works in contemporary surroundings enhances their context, making a visit to the Uffizi gallery a unique experience.

Right in the heart of Florence

The Uffizi gallery was built adjacent to the Medici Palace, making it easily accessible from just about anywhere in Florence. If you’re looking for things to do it’s the perfect way to spend a day soaking in the rich history and culture of the city, including some of the world’s most famous paintings, including works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt. Buy tickets in advance to avoid the queues, though–they’re world-famous as well.

Photos from Uffizi Gallery