Here are three locations that you simply cannot miss out in Florence! The "Uffizi Galleries" have the Uffizi, the Palazzo Pitti and the Giardino di Boboli.
The building where the the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is located was commissioned by Cosimo de’ Medici, first Tuscany’s Granduca, to host the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence.
This building occupied the first and second floor of the building that was built on Giorgio Vasari’s project. He was Cosimo de’ Medici’s trusted artist, between 1560 and 1580. Then, it is one of the most famous museums in Italy and in the whole world for its incredible collections of antiques, sculptures and paintings.
First, unique masterpieces are treasured: Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio… And many masterpieces of European artists. Second, a statuary collection of the Medici’s family makes a magical atmosphere through the Gallery’s corridors.
In conclusion, a visit important site to visit during your vacations in Italy and Florence.
Palazzo Pitti was bought by Cosimo de’ Medici and his wife Eleonora di Toledo in 1550, to transform it into the new residency of the Granducato. And soon, it became a symbol of the Medici family’s power upon Tuscany. Additionally, the Palazzo Pitti takes its name from its first owner, which was Luca Pitti, famous banker from Florence.
Giardino di Boboli
Moving on to something else! Behind Palazzo Pitti, you will find the Giardino di Boboli. The garden’s Italian-style model represents a truly breathtaking outdoor museum: a vast green surface regularly subdivided, embellished by antique statues and great fountains, the most characteristic being the Neptune and the Ocean one. Furthermore, the Boboli Garden’s visit is an incredible experience between history and nature.
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