Uffizi

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The Uffizi Gallery ( Galleria degli Uffizi, ) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.wikipedia
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Piazza della Signoria

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The Uffizi Gallery ( Galleria degli Uffizi, ) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.
It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

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After the ruling house of Medici died out, their art collections were gifted to the city of Florence under the famous Patto di famiglia negotiated by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress.
A patron of the arts, she bequeathed the Medici's large art collection, including the contents of the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and the Medicean villas, which she inherited upon her brother Gian Gastone's death in 1737, and her Palatine treasures to the Tuscan state, on the condition that no part of it could be removed from "the Capital of the grand ducal State....[and from] the succession of His Serene Grand Duke."

Art museum

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The Uffizi Gallery ( Galleria degli Uffizi, ) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.
The Bavarian royal collection (now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich) was opened to the public in 1779 and the Medici collection in Florence around 1789 (as the Uffizi Gallery).

Italian Renaissance painting

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One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
His Ognissanti Madonna hangs in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, in the same room as Cimabue's Santa Trinita Madonna and Duccio's Ruccellai Madonna where the stylistic comparisons between the three can easily be made.

Historic Centre of Florence

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The Uffizi Gallery ( Galleria degli Uffizi, ) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.
Heading south from the Duomo there is the political and cultural center of Florence with Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery nearby, near which are the Bargello Museum and the Basilica of the Holy Cross.

Loggiato of the Uffizi

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The niches in the piers that alternate with columns of the Loggiato filled with sculptures of famous artists in the 19th century.
The Loggiato is the semi-enclosed courtyard (cortile) space between the two long galleries of the Uffizi Gallery located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the historic center of Florence, capital of Tuscany, Italy.

Alfonso Parigi the Elder

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The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti; it was completed in 1581.

Tribuna of the Uffizi

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He commissioned the architect Buontalenti to design the Tribuna degli Uffizi that would display a series of masterpieces in one room, including jewels; it became a highly influential attraction of a Grand Tour.
The Tribuna of the Uffizi is an octagonal room in the Uffizi gallery, Florence, Italy.

Giorgio Vasari

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The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices".
His loggia of the Palazzo degli Uffizi by the Arno opens up the vista at the far end of its long narrow courtyard.

Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

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The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici so as to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices".
Cosimo is perhaps best known today for the creation of the Uffizi ("offices").

House of Medici

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After the ruling house of Medici died out, their art collections were gifted to the city of Florence under the famous Patto di famiglia negotiated by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress.
In architecture, the Medici were responsible for some notable features of Florence, including the Uffizi Gallery, the Boboli Gardens, the Belvedere, the Medici Chapel and the Palazzo Medici.

Via dei Georgofili bombing

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On 27 May 1993, the Sicilian Mafia carried out a car bomb explosion in Via dei Georgofili and damaged parts of the palace, killing five people.
The via dei Georgofili bombing (Italian: Strage di via dei Georgofili) was a terrorist attack carried out by the Sicilian Mafia very early in the morning on 27 May 1993 outside the Uffizi in Florence, Italy.

Bernardo Buontalenti

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The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti; it was completed in 1581.
In the Uffizi Palace of Florence, he built a great court stage, where, during the winter of 1585–1586, splendid festivities were produced under his direction.

Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

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The project was intended to display prime art works of the Medici collections on the piano nobile; the plan was carried out by his son, Grand Duke Francesco I.
There is a famous portrait of Francesco as a child by Bronzino that hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Wrestlers (sculpture)

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The collection also contains some ancient sculptures, such as the Arrotino, the Two Wrestlers and the Bust of Severus Alexander.
It is now in the Uffizi collection in Florence, Italy.

Florence

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The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

Grand Tour

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He commissioned the architect Buontalenti to design the Tribuna degli Uffizi that would display a series of masterpieces in one room, including jewels; it became a highly influential attraction of a Grand Tour.
Once in Italy, the tourist would visit Turin (and sometimes Milan), then might spend a few months in Florence, where there was a considerable Anglo-Italian society accessible to travelling Englishmen "of quality" and where the Tribuna of the Uffizi gallery brought together in one space the monuments of High Renaissance paintings and Roman sculpture, with side trips to Pisa, then move on to Padua, Bologna, and Venice.

Sicilian Mafia

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On 27 May 1993, the Sicilian Mafia carried out a car bomb explosion in Via dei Georgofili and damaged parts of the palace, killing five people.
Tourist spots were attacked, such as the Via dei Georgofili in Florence, Via Palestro in Milan, and the Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano and Via San Teodoro in Rome, leaving 10 dead and 93 injured and causing severe damage to cultural heritage such as the Uffizi Gallery.

1966 flood of the Arno

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There was a much more significant flood in 1966 which damaged most of the art collections in Florence severely, including some of the works in the Uffizi.

Niobe

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The most severe damage was to the Niobe room and classical sculptures and neoclassical interior (which have since been restored), although its frescoes were damaged beyond repair.
A lifesize group of marble Niobids, including one of Niobe sheltering one of her daughters, found in Rome in 1583 at the same time as the Wrestlers, were taken in 1775 to the Uffizi in Florence where, in a gallery devoted to them, they remain some of the most prominent surviving sculptures of Classical antiquity (see below).

Italy

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One year later (May–July 1993), tourist spots were attacked, such as the Via dei Georgofili in Florence, Via Palestro in Milan, and the Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano and Via San Teodoro in Rome, leaving 10 dead and 93 injured and causing severe damage to cultural heritage such as the Uffizi Gallery.

List of most visited art museums

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Bust of Severus Alexander

The collection also contains some ancient sculptures, such as the Arrotino, the Two Wrestlers and the Bust of Severus Alexander.
Now in the Uffizi in Florence, it is 70 cm tall and is comparable with coins minted in 226.

Tourist attraction

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Today, the Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence and one of the most visited art museums in the world.

Arno

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The cortile (internal courtyard) is so long, narrow and open to the Arno at its far end through a Doric screen that articulates the space without blocking it, that architectural historians treat it as the first regularized streetscape of Europe.