The Medici family reserved rooms for their prestigious collection during use of the gallery as magistrate's court in the 1700... More
The Medici family reserved rooms for their prestigious collection during use of the gallery as magistrate's court in the 1700s. Made up of 40 rooms, the gallery contains works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Primavera. Note the collection of Flemish, French, Dutch and German masters. The corridors, ceilings with splendid frescoes, are lined with Roman and 16th-century sculptures. By reservation, the Vasari Corridor above the Ponte Vecchio offers a link between Pitti Palace and Palazzo Vecchio. The Galleria houses 700 paintings including well-known self-portraits.
One of the best museums in Europe!
Lots of Botticelli's, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, etc. The museum is not too big so you can't burn yourself out. However, make sure to make advance reservation from the US before visiting it or suffer the consequence of waiting in a very long line.
I lived in Florence in the early 1960s. In those days the Uffizi was unbelieveably cheap and easy to get into. I went there almost every day for four months. You could get right up to the paintings then. There was little or no security. No one gave a thought to anyone hurting one of the magnificent works that hung on the walls. Now that's all gone. We live in a tense and dangerous world today. That is too bad. I am glad for the experience I had back then as I will never have that experience again.