Uffizi Gallery Florence Artwork
The city of Florence will look like an open air museum to most visitors. The squares and buildings themselves are a testament of the history of architecture and of past eras. Florence’s cathedral, churches and many palaces were designed, built and decorated by the most illustrious artists of the time, from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, and can be admired freely from the outside.
But in order to see most of Florence treasures, you need to go indoors and visit one or more of the museums, where you will find the paintings, sculptures and frescoes imagined and created by the greatest minds of all time.
The most famous museum is the Uffizi Gallery, a building designed by the architect Giorgio Vasari to host the magistrates, the seats of the Florentine Guilds, a vast theatre and judiciary offices (“Uffizi” in old Italian). Nowadays the building hosts many of the most splendid artworks in the Italian and world art history, such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Leonardo’s Annunciation, Raffaello’s Sacred Family, Caravaggio’s Bacchus and Medusa and many more unique pieces from these artists and from others, such as Michelangelo, Titian, Giotto, Rembrandt, etc.
Galleria dell’Accademia is also one of the most popular museums in the world. It hosts the original statue of Michelangelo’s David, which stands on its “Tribuna”, at the end of the corridor of the unfinished “Slaves” and the plaster model for the stunning marble sculpture of Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine Women”.
You can borrow audio guide, if available, or better use our app UffiziGallery available for both Apple devices and Android devices, which can be downloaded for free from the app stores by using the buttons below. Listen to the samples and if you like them, with just a few euros you can have a personal guide in your pocket, which will take you on a wonderful tour of the most famous artworks of the Museum.