Photographer's Note

Staying in Florence, here we are at the Uffizi, the world famous art gallery and museum.

As art lovers this was one place we had to visit.

"The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of sculptures and paintings, (from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period.)"
What does Uffizi mean in Italian?
"In 1560, Cosimo I de Medici, the Duke of Tuscany, ordered a design of new office buildings for the magistrates of Florence.
This is why the building is called the Uffizi, 'offices'."

One painting that I remember vividly was Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus', an outstanding piece of work. There are so many beautiful paintings to view, it becomes quite overwhelming.

At the time of our visit in 2012, I am pretty sure that photography was not allowed in the Uffizi.

Thanks for looking.

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