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A visit of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most famous and visited museum in the world. Almost two millions of tourists cross the entrance door of this museum, placed a few steps away from Piazza della Signoria.
A glance at the path!
The museum hosts 45 rooms: the paintings exposition follows chronological criteria but it also places accordingly to the provenience of the works, which come from several Italian regions and many European countries.
After the entrance hall and the corridors with the artistic frescos, you will arrive at the second floor where the visitor may visit room nr. 2, dedicated to Giotto and the art of the 1200 Century. The main protagonists of this room are Cimabue, Giotto and Duccio da Buoninsegna. Here it is necessary to stop and pause in front of the Madonna di Ognissanti by Giotto, commonly recognised as a great expression of art, especially for the realism of May’s face and of the other figures. Following the path, it is to be remarked the Adoration of the Magi of Gentile da Fabriano in room 5. This is another masterpiece that has to be seen for the brightness of the colours and the great attention dedicated to the many details that fill up the scene. The rooms dedicated to Sandro Botticelli deserve a special consideration, as here the Birth of Venus, the Spring can be admired, word-famous works of art, incomparable for beauty and magnificence. Another important stop over to be done is room number 15 where the beautiful Leonardo’s Annunciation can be admired. Do remark the angel placed on the side of the panting: in his sweet face a lot of academics saw the portrait of a young Leonardo.
By Michelangelo, in room 25 we find the famous Doni Tondo, in the following rooms there is the Madonna with the Long Neck by Parmigianino while in room 28, voted to Tiziano, we admire the Venus of Urbino, painted in 1538. Once the visit of the room is finished, the path goes on in the corridor of the Greek and Roman sculptures, an important collection that the Medici family gathered during the last years of their dynasty. Finally, one cannot overlook the San Romano Battle, a masterpiece painted by Paolo Uccello in 1438 that is finally exposed in the last Room of Uffizi gallery after a long restoration. Because of the huge importance of the museum, it is well known that the number of people willing to enter is enormous in any season of the year. Therefore, it is strongly suggested to book your visit to avoid the long and wearying queues at the entrance. Italy Travels is the Tour Operator that offers you the possibility to book the entrance for Uffizi Gallery directly from your home. Once the order is done, the voucher will be send at the e-mail address inserted at the time of reservation, so last thing to do is enjoy the visit inside the museum.
For the most demanding customers Italy Travels offers the possibility to reserve a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery with an expert guide that has been authorized from the Province of Florence. The guide will guarantee a best service in terms of quality, competence and professionalism. In accordance with the guide it will be possible to customize the tour accordingly to the customers’ requests. It is possible to visit the Uffizi Gallery also with a group tour in English Language every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.30 pm that lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes. In case the group is larger than 15 participants, earphones will be provided to the group in order to hear better the guide’s explanation.