Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour
82 USD
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Step into the majestic Uffizi Gallery, a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces that has been fascinating art lovers for centuries. As you wander through the halls, your expert guide will regale you with intriguing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about some of the world's most iconic works of art.
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When in Florence, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must. As the world's oldest museum, dating back to 1560, this iconic institution is a treasure trove of Renaissance masterpieces. The brainchild of renowned architect Giorgio Vasari, the Uffizi was originally designed as an office complex for the Florentine government. In the 16th century, Grand Duke Cosimo I de Medici sought to reassert his family's power and opted to centralize his administration by housing various government offices under one roof. Hence, the name "Uffizi," which is Italian for "offices." Following Cosimo's passing, his descendants lost interest in politics and shifted their focus to the arts. In fact, his son Francesco I converted the Uffizi into a private museum, showcasing his impressive collection of artworks. Embark on a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and uncover the fascinating stories behind some of Florence's most celebrated masterpieces. You'll not only save time but also gain valuable insights into the city's rich cultural heritage. After your tour, unwind in the Uffizi's rooftop cafeteria, where you can indulge in refreshments while taking in breathtaking views of the city. Relax, snap some photos, and soak up the unique atmosphere.