Uffizi Gallery tour
Visit the Uffizi Gallery with an Adventus Tour guide.
In the centre of Florence, the Italian city considered the cradle of the Renaissance, on the banks of the River Arno, there is a grey building that attracts many tourists from all over the world. You can compare it to a seashell with a priceless jewel at its heart. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is world famous for its collections of paintings and drawings, antique sculptures, ancient books and archives.
Built in the second half of the 16th century on the commission of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de' Medici, the building was intended to simultaneously house all the court and administrative offices of Florence: hence the name "Uffizi", which has survived to this day. The artist and architect Giorgio Vasari, close to the duke, was the author of the project. In the late 1680s some rooms of the Uffizi Gallery were already being filled with collections of antique statues and portraits from the Medici collections.
Over time, the Uffizi Gallery became a museum with works of art considered absolute masterpieces of Western European painting. Works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Simone Martini, Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Andrea Mantegna, Correggio, Titian, Giorgione, Bellini and many other Italian painters who made significant contributions to the art of painting attract connoisseurs from all corners of the globe. The art collection of German, Spanish, Dutch and Flemish masters of the brush has also not gone unnoticed. Works by Dürer, Cranach, Velázquez, Murillo, Rembrandt and Rubens also take pride of place. The chronological arrangement of the works of art in the museum's many halls gives visitors a vivid picture of the development of painting over time, over a period of more than a century.
In addition to paintings, the corridors of the Uffizi display a collection of ancient statues from the collections of the Medici family, while the rooms of the gallery house collections of graphic art and ancient manuscripts.
A guided tour around the halls and corridors of the Uffizi will introduce you to the history of Italian art through paintings and their authors, while an immersive experience in the Renaissance is guaranteed with paintings hanging on the walls. In the halls of the museum the attentive visitor will discover the process of development of the Florentine school of painting, vividly represented by its principal artists and their best works. You will learn about the different techniques of painting, the iconography of the old masters, hear entertaining stories about the lives of the famous artists and their powerful patrons and see the beautiful masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and many others.