Housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most known museums of Italy as it is one of the oldest art museums and it hosts the largest collection in the world of works of the Florentine and Italian art.
The "Vasari Corridor", by Vasari, links the Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti through the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio.
After Cosimo I, Buontalenti on the behalf of Francesco I was entrusted restored the upper floor of the Uffizi, and the palace became an art gallery.
Before arriving in the gallery, on the ground floor you can visit the ruins of the church of San Piero Scheraggio. On the second floor there is a small Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, that houses some works of the greatest artist, while at the beginning of the tunnel there are some busts of the members of the Medici Family.
Below we offer a guided tour through the halls of the Museum:
The "bomb outside Uffizi"
On May 27th 1993 a violent explosion on the west side of the Uffizi killed 5 persons and damaged many works such as the Gallery of Hieroglyphics. Mafia was behind a series of car bomb attacks in those years, such us the one in Rome.
In 1998 the investigators, who were investigating the bombings including the Uffizi gallery, said they had eight suspects, all with Mafia associations, and had made two arrests.
Room 1: Archaeological finds, works of artists of the second and the thirteenth century.
Room 2: It houses the three altarpieces with the "Madonna and Child" by Duccio Buoninsegna, Cimabue and Giotto.
Room 3: Dedicated to the Sienese school of the XIV century, it houses some works of art as the "Annuniciazione with the Saints and Ansano and Massima" by Simone Martini and the triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
Room 4: Florentine works of the IV century.
Room 5 / 6: Gothic works including "Adoration of the Magi" by Gentile de Fabriano.
Room 7: Works by Florentine painters from the XV century: a table that represents the "Battle of San Romano" by Paolo Uccello (the other two panels are exposed to Louvre), "portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza and Their triumphs "by Piero della Francesca and the "Madonna and Child" by Masaccio and Masolino.
Room 8: Fra Filippo Lippi and Filippino Lippi collections
Room 9: Works by Antonio del Pollaiolo.
Hall 10/14: They represent one of the most interesting and visited rooms of the museum since there are some works of Botticelli including "Birth of Venus" and "Allegory of Spring".
Room 15: Here is preserved "Annunciation" by Leonardo da Vinci and the " Adoration of the Magi", remained unfinished.
Room 16: Now hosting a series of Roman works and paintings from the Renaissance.
Room 18: The "Forum", contains the famous "Doctors Aphrodite", a Greek sculpture Prassistele performed four centuries of the first century AD Before I go to us Forum are facing all ' "Ermafrodite dormant", an imposing bronze statue.
Room 19: Dedicated to Luca Signorelli and Perugino, also contains the painting by Piero di Cosimo "Perseus free Andromeda."
Room 20: works of the German Renaissance.
Room 21: Works by Giovanni Bellini.
Room 22: Works of the German Renaissance and a portrait dedicated to Hans Holbein.
Room 24: Also known as "Hall of miniatures", it houses works the fourteenth and the nineteenth century.
Room 25: Inside we can admire the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo that depicts the Holy Family.
Room 26: Works of Raphael as Leo X and the "Madonna del Cardellino" and works by Andrea del Sarto.
Room 27: Paintings of Pontorno and Rosso Fiorentino.
Room 28: Hosts different frameworks including the "Venus" of Urbino di Tiziano.
Hall 29/30: Minor works of artists in northern Italy.
Room 32: Works by Tintoretto and Jacopo Bassano.
Room 33: The "Corridor of the sixteenth century", contains works by Vasari and minors artists .
Room 34: Works by minors artists of the sixteenth century.
Room 35: Paintings by Federico Barocci.
Room 41: Dedicated to stranger artists including Van Dyck, Velazquez and Rubens.
Room 42: Roman frescoes and statues.
Room 43: Italian and European artists of the seventeenth century.
Room 44: Dedicated to Rembrandt.
Room 45: Dedicated to Venetian artists with works by Canaletto, Guardi, Tiepolo and some paintings by Goya.
Sala Del Caravaggio: Four rooms devoted to the great works of this great master of the Italian art.