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Galleria degli Uffizi

The origin of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the largest museums in the world, dates back to 1560, when Cosimo I de' Medici commissioned Giorgio Vasari to build a large building with two wings, "beyond the river and almost in the air", to house the administrative and judicial offices (Uffizi) of the Florentine State. Vasari was also responsible for the construction, five years later, of an elevated gallery that, crossing the Ponte Vecchio and the church of Santa Felicità, joins the Uffizi with the new Medici residence in Palazzo Pitti and ends in the Boboli Gardens. The original nucleus of the Gallery was created by Francesco I, Cosimo's son, who, after transforming the top floor of the Uffizi into a place to walk around, with paintings, statues and other precious things, entrusted Buontalenti with the creation of a "tribune" in which decorations and works of art were collected. The same architect was responsible for the construction of the Medici theatre, built in 1586 on the current first and second floors of the east wing of the museum. Fernando I, Francesco's brother, transformed the terrace near the tribune into an enclosed space in 1589, which became the Loggia delle Carte Geografiche. At the end of the other wing of the Gallery, a roof garden was created on the loggia by Andrea Orcagna. The Uffizi currently houses an immense artistic heritage consisting of thousands of paintings from the medieval to the modern period, a large number of ancient sculptures, miniatures and tapestries. The collection of self-portraits, which is steadily increasing with the passage of time, is famous, also for acquisitions and donations by contemporary artists, and to which is added another important collection, that of the Gabinetto dei Disegni e Stampe. The Uffizi collections have a history that spans more than four centuries and intersects with that of all Florentine culture. The first Medici collections form the core of the Gallery, but the dedication to patronage characterised the rulers of Florence and in particular the Medici over the centuries. As early as the 14th century, forms of patronage occurred because of the growing importance of commercial enterprises: the Arte del Cambio (a guild of bankers) commissioned Orcagna to complete the triptych of St. Matthew for Orsanmichele, the Arte delle Mercanzia (of Florentine merchants) asked Piero Pollaiolo and Botticelli later for a series of Virtues for the hall of one of their buildings. At the beginning of the 15th century, the wealthy and cultured banker Palla Strozzi commissioned Gentile da Fabriano to restore the Adoration of the Magi. Cosimo I also became the protector of artists such as Fra Filippo Lippi and was commissioned works of considerable moral and political significance such as Paolo Uccello's Battle of San Romano.

Bacchus

Michelangelo Merisi detto Caravaggio @ Sala 90

Sacrifice of Isaac

Michelangelo Merisi detto Caravaggio @ Sala 90

Head of Medusa

Michelangelo Merisi detto Caravaggio @ Sala 90

Majesty of All Saints

Giotto @ Sala 2 - A4

Majesty of Santa Trinita

Cenni di Pepo detto Cimabue @ Sala 2 - A4

Madonna Rucellai

Duccio Di Buoninsegna @ Sala 2 - A4

Polyptych of Badia

Giotto @ Sala 2 - A4

Stories of St. Nicholas: St. Nicholas of Bari frees a child kidnapped by the devil

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 4 - A6

Stories of St. Nicholas: St. Nicholas of Bari and the miracle of wheat

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 4 - A6

Stories of St. Nicholas: St. Nicholas of Bari consecrated bishop

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 4 - A6

Stories of St. Nicholas: Alms of St. Nicholas of Bari

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 4 - A6

Episodes from the life of Saint Humility

Pietro Lorenzetti @ Sala 5 - A7

Polyptych of S. Procolo. Madonna with Child and Saints

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 4 - A6

Annunciation, Saint Ansanus, Saint Maximus, prophets

Simone Martini @ Sala 3 - A5

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Ambrogio Lorenzetti @ Sala 3 - A5

Christ crucified with the mourners and saints

Nardo di Cione @ Sala 4 - A6

Madonna and Child, St. Peter, St. Paul, angels

Bernardo Daddi @ Sala 4 - A6

Crucifixion of Christ

Agnolo Gaddi @ Sala 5 - A7

Pietà of San Remiglio: Lamentation over the dead Christ

Giottino @ Sala 4 - A6

Saint Cecilia and episodes of her life

Maestro della Santa Cecilia @ Sala 2 - A4

Polyptych of All Saints

Giovanni da Milano @ Sala 4 - A6

Polyptych of Santa Reparata

Bernardo Daddi @ Sala 4 - A6

Triptych of St. Matthew

Andrea di Cione Detto Andrea Orcagna @ Sala 4 - A6

Triptych of All Saints

Bernardo Daddi @ Sala 4 - A6

Madonna with Child

Jacopo Bellini @ Sala 20 - A18

Adoration of the Three Kings

Lorenzo Monaco @ Sala 5 - A7

Our Lady of Humility

Masolino Da Panicale @ Sala 7 - A8

Adoration of the Three Kings

Di Niccolò Di Giovanni Detto Gentile Da Fabriano @ Sala 5 - A7

Coronation of Virgin Mary and Saints

Lorenzo Monaco @ Sala 5 - A7

Quaratesi Polyptych: Virgin Mary Announced, Angels and Saints

Di Niccolò Di Giovanni Detto Gentile Da Fabriano @ Sala 7 - A8

Tickle Madonna

Masaccio @ Sala 7 - A8

Madonna of Pontassieve

Giovanni da Fiesole detto Beato Angelico @ Sala 7 - A8

Saint Anne Metterza

Masaccio e Masolino @ Sala 7 - A8

Coronation of the Virgin Mary

Giovanni da Fiesole detto Beato Angelico @ Sala 7 - A8

Portrait of an old man

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Adoration of the Infant Jesus

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Coronation Maringhi

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Saint Jerome

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Adoration of the Three Kings

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Adoration of the child by Annalena

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Pala del Noviziato or Madonna and Child Enthroned and Saints

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Cafaggiolo Altarpiece or Madonna and Child, Saints

Alessio Baldovinetti @ Sala 25 - A25

Thebaid or stories of hermits

Giovanni da Fiesole detto Beato Angelico @ Sala 7 - A8

Madonna and Child, Saints

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Adoration of the Child of Camaldoli

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Triumph of Federico da Montefeltro

Piero Della Francesca @ Sala 8 - A9

Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro

Piero Della Francesca @ Sala 8 - A9

Portrait of Battista Sforza

Piero Della Francesca @ Sala 8 - A9

Triumph of Battista Sforza

Piero Della Francesca @ Sala 8 - A9

Madonna and Child, angels

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Battle of S. Romano

Paolo Uccello @ Sala 8 - A9

Annunciation

Alessio Baldovinetti @ Sala 25 - A25

Fortress

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 9 - A10

Hercules and Antaeus

Antonio del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Portugal Cardinal Altarpiece

Antonio del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Portrait of a woman

Antonio del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna

Antonio del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Portrait of Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Benci Pietro detto Piero Del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Hope

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Adoration of the Three Kings Tornabuoni

Bigordi Domenico Detto Domenico Ghirlandaio (e aiuti) @ Sala 25 - A25

Sacred conversation of the Ingesuati

Bigordi Domenico Detto Domenico Ghirlandaio @ Sala 15 - A13

Allegory of Spring

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Allegory of Slander

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Pallas and the Centaur

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Adoration of the Three Kings

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 15 - A13

Saint Ambrose Altarpiece. Madonna and Child Enthroned and Saints

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Lamentation and burial of Christ

Van Der Weyden Rogier @ Sala 15 - A13

Altarpiece of San Barnaba. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and Angels

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Portrait of a man with medal of Cosimo il Vecchio de' Medici

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Madonna of the Rose Garden. Madonna with Child

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Saint Augustine Doctor of the Church in the study

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Madonna of the pomegranate

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Madonna in glory of seraphim

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Judith and her handmaiden return to Bethulia

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 9 - A10

Discovery of the corpse of Holofernes

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 9 - A10

Annunciation of Cestello

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Madonna of the Magnificat or Madonna with Child and Angels

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Portinari triptych. Adoration of the shepherds

Van Der Goes Hugo @ Sala 15 - A13

Portinari triptych. Left panel

Van Der Goes Hugo @ Sala 15 - A13

Portinari triptych. Right panel

Van Der Goes Hugo @ Sala 15 - A13

Portinari triptych

Van Der Goes Hugo @ Sala 15 - A13

Incarnation of Christ

Piero di Cosimo @ Sala 28 - A28

Madonna and Child with the Trinity, St. Augustine and St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Annunciation

Lorenzo di Credi @ Sala 29 - A29

Crucifix with Magdalene

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Oration of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

Pietro detto Perugino @ Sala 27 - A27

Pieta

Pietro detto Perugino @ Sala 27 - A27

Portrait of Evangelista Scappi

Francesco detto Francia @ Sala 19 - A17

Crucifixion

Marco Palmezzano detto Marco Parmigianino @ Sala 22 - A20

Saint Sebastian

Lorenzo Costa @ Sala 22 - A20

Madonna and Child among the naked

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Holy Family of Guelph Part

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 31 - A31

Portrait of Francesco delle Opere

Pietro detto Perugino @ Sala 27 - A27

Portrait of a young man

Pietro Detto Perugino @ Sala 27 - A27

Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

Girolamo Genga @ Sala 19 - A17

Liberation of Andromeda

Piero di Cosimo @ Sala 28 - A28

Portrait of Dürer's father

Albrecht Durer @ Sala 42 - A42

Adamo

Lucas Cranach il Vecchio @ Sala 42 - A42

Eva

Lucas Cranach il Vecchio @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of Lukas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach il Giovane @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of Martin Luther

Lucas Cranach il Vecchio (bottega) @ Sala 42 - A42

Crucifixion

Von Kulmbach Hans Suess @ Sala 42 - A42

Manly portrait

Hans Burgkmair detto il Vecchio @ Sala 42 - A42

Madonna with Child

Cima Da Conegliano @ Sala 21 - A19

Sibyl

Vittore Carpaccio @ Sala 21 - A19

Prophet

Vittore Carpaccio @ Sala 21 - A19

Halberdiers and Elders

Vittore Carpaccio @ Sala 21 - A19

Saint Louis of Toulouse

Bartolomeo Vivarini @ Sala 20 - A18

Sacred allegory

Giovanni Bellini @ Sala 20 - A18

Lamentation over the dead Christ

Giovanni Bellini @ Sala 20 - A18

Portrait of a man

Giovanni Bellini detto Giambellino @ Sala 20 - A18

Portrait of Giovanni II Bentivoglio

Lorenzo Costa Il Vecchio @ Sala 22 - A20

San Domenico

Cosmè Tura @ Sala 22 - A20

Adoration of the Three Kings

Gérard David @ Sala 42 - A42

Madonna on the throne between two angels

Hans Memling @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of an Unknown in a Landscape

Hans Memling @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of Benedetto by Tommaso Portinari

Hans Memling @ Sala 15 - A13

Portrait of Maria Bonciani

Maestro dei Ritratti Baroncelli @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of Pierantonio Baroncelli

Maestro Dei Ritratti Baroncelli @ Sala 42 - A42

Triptych of Benedetto Portinari. Bust of Saint Benedict

Hans Memling @ Sala 15 - A13

Madonna with Child and Angel

Vincenzo Foppa @ Sala 23 - A21

Adoration of the Child

Antonio detto Correggio @ Sala 23 - A21

Madonna and Child between two musician angels

Antonio detto Correggio @ Sala 23 - A21

Rest in Egypt with Saint Francis

Antonio detto Correggio @ Sala 23 - A21

Zingarella

Boccaccio Boccaccino @ Sala 23 - A21

Manly portrait

Bernardino de Conti @ Sala 23 - A21

Christ carrying the cross

Gian Francesco de' Maineri @ Sala 22 - A20

Portrait of Barbara Pallavicino

Alessandro Araldi @ Sala 23 - A21

Manly portrait

Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis @ Sala 23 - A21

Salome with the head of the Baptist

Bernardino Luini @ Sala 23 - A21

Narcissus at the source

Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio @ Sala 23 - A21

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Giovan Pietro Detto Gianpietrino @ Sala 23 - A21

Portrait of Cardinal Carlo de' Medici

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Madonna of the quarries

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Ecce Homo. Christ among the thugs

Giovanni Antonio detto Sodoma @ Sala 23 - A21

Ascension of Christ. Uffizi Triptych

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Adoration of the Three Kings. Uffizi Triptych

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Circumcision of the Child Jesus. Uffizi Triptych

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Triptych of the Uffizi. Episodes from the life of Christ

Andrea Mantegna @ Sala 20 - A18

Apparition of the Virgin to Saint Bernard

Baccio della Porta detto Fra Bartolomeo @ Sala 41 - A38

San Giovannino

Raffaello (bottega) @ Sala 41 - A38

Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga

Raffaello Sanzio @ Sala 41 - A38

Portrait of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro

Raffaello Sanzio @ Sala 41 - A38

Madonna of the Goldfinch

Raffaello Sanzio @ Sala 41 - A38

Baptism of Christ

Andrea del Verrocchio e Leonardo da Vinci @ Sala 35 - A35

Annunciation

Leonardo da Vinci @ Sala 35 - A35

Adoration of the Three Kings

Leonardo da Vinci @ Sala 35 - A35

Tondo Doni

Michelangelo Buonarroti @ Sala 41 - A38

Moses defends the daughters of Jethro

Rosso Fiorentino @ Sala 60

Shovel of the Spedalingo. Madonna with Child and Saints

Rosso Fiorentino @ Sala 60

Putto playing

Rosso Fiorentino @ Sala 60

Astyl cross

Pacino di Bonaguida @ Sala 2 - A4

Saint Luke

Maestro della Maddalena @ Sala 2 - A4

Christ crucified

Maestro del Crocifisso Corsi @ Sala 2 - A4

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

Niccolò di Bonaccorso @ Sala 3 - A5

Madonna with child

Maestro di San Torpè @ Sala 3 - A5

Annunciation and Saints

Luca di Tommè @ Sala 3 - A5

Saints Peter and John the Baptist

Bartolomeo Bulgarini @ Sala 3 - A5

Blessing Christ

Spinello Aretino @ Sala 5 - A7

Liberation of Saint Peter from prison

Giovanni dal Ponte @ Sala 5 - A7

Predella of the Barbadori altarpiece

Filippo Lippi @ Sala 8 - A9

Ascension of Christ

Neri di Bicci @ Sala 8 - A9

Prudence

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Justice

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Charity

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Faith

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Temperance

Piero del Pollaiolo @ Sala 9 - A10

Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 10-14 - A11-A12

Altarpiece of San Marco. Coronation of the Virgin

Sandro Botticelli @ Sala 15 - A13

The three archangels and Tobias

Francesco Botticini @ Sala 15 - A13

Saint Benedict

Neroccio dei Landi @ Sala 19 - A17

Madonna with child

Pellegrino di Mariano @ Sala 19 - A17

Madonna with child

Matteo di Giovanni di Bartolo @ Sala 19 - A17

Madonna with child

Matteo di Giovanni di Bartolo @ Sala 19 - A17

Madonna with child

Giovanni di Paolo @ Sala 19 - A17

Madonna and Child with Saints

Lorenzo di Pietro detto Vecchietta @ Sala 19 - A17

Christ in Pietà between Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint John the Evangelist

Sano di Pietro @ Sala 19 - A17

Polyptych of the Doctors of the Church

Antonello da Messina @ Sala 20 - A18

Christ in pity

Lorenzo di Alessandro detto il Severinate @ Sala 20 - A18

Madonna and Child with Angels, St. Peter and St. Marina [NO DESC].

Pietro di Niccolò Duia @ Sala 21 - A19

Christ among the Doctors

Giovanni Mansueti @ Sala 21 - A19

Old man head [NO DESC].

Camillo Boccaccino @ Sala 23 - A21

Manly portrait

Ignoto @ Sala 22 - A20

Leda and the Swan

Francesco Melzi @ Sala 23 - A21

Holy Family with St. John [NO DESC].

Niccolò Pisano @ Sala 22 - A20

Nativity

Pittore ignoto @ Sala 23 - A21

Christ carrying the cross

Gian Francesco de' Mainer @ Sala 22 - A20

Announcing Angel

Melozzo di Giuliano degli Ambrosi detto Melozzo da Forlì @ Sala 22 - A20

Saint Sebastian

Ercole de’ Roberti @ Sala 22 - A20

Madonna on the throne

Domenico Ghirlandaio @ Sala 25 - A25

Allegory of Justice

Biagio di Antonio Tucci @ Sala 25 - A25

Madonna with child

Cosimo Rosselli @ Sala 26 - A26

Stories of St. Benedict

Bartolomeo di Giovanni @ Sala 26 - A26

Capture of Christ

Maestro di Marradi @ Sala 26 - A26

Madonna and Child Enthroned

Gherardo di Giovanni @ Sala 26 - A26

Banquet of King Ahasuerus

Jacopo del Sellaio @ Sala 26 - A26

Crucifix with saints

Pietro detto Perugino @ Sala 27 - A27

Madonna with child, St. John and angels

Lorenzo di Credi @ Sala 29 - A29

Adoration of the child

Lorenzo di Credi @ Sala 29 - A29

Lorenzo di credi Nativity of Jesus with Adoration of the Shepherds

Lorenzo di Credi @ Sala 29 - A29

Adoration of the child

Filippino Lippi @ Sala 28 - A28

Episodes from the life of Christ

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Allegory of Fertility and Abundance

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Nativity

Luca Signorelli @ Sala 32 - A32

Portraits of Agnolo doni and Maddalena strozzi

Raffaello Sanzio @ Sala 41 - A38

Brother Bartholomew Portia

Fra Bartolomeo @ Sala 41 - A38

Brother Bartholomew adoration of the child presentation in the Temple

Fra Bartolomeo @ Sala 41 - A38

Sleeping Hermaphrodite

@ Sala 43 - A40

Eva

Hans Baldung Grien @ Sala 42 - A42

Adamo

Hans Baldung Grien @ Sala 42 - A42

Virgin of the Pear

Albrecht Dürer @ Sala 42 - A42

Adoration of the Magi

Albrecht Dürer @ Sala 42 - A42

Portrait of a man with a letter

Hans Memling @ Sala 42 - A42

Saint James the Apostle

Albrecht Dürer @ Sala 42 - A42

Madonna and Child

Maestro di San Miniato @ Sala 25 - A25

Sorrowful Madonna

Copia da Hans Memling @ Sala 25 - A25

Adoration of the Child with St. John

Jacopo del sellaio @ Sala 90

Madonna and child angels St. Dominic and John the Baptist child

Andrea del Brescianino @ Sala 90

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