Uffizi (It. ‘offices’) Chief public gallery in Florence, Italy, housing one of the greatest collections of Italian paintings. Giorgio Vasari built the palace in the 16th century for the Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, and it once housed government offices. Painters of the Florentine and other Italian schools are represented, with works by Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and many others, as well as Dutch and Flemish masters.
Uffizi an art gallery and museum in Florence, housing one of Europe's finest art collections. Italian Renaissance painting is particularly well represented, although the collection also contains sculptures, drawings, and Flemish, French, and Dutch paintings. The building, the Uffizi palace, was designed by Giorgio Vasari c.1560 as offices for the Medici family.
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