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One of the marbled corridors of the Uffizi Gallery
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeOne of the marbled corridors of the Uffizi Gallery - Credit: Sailko
The Uffizi is one of the world’s most famous art galleries, situated in the centre of Florence. Housed in a 16 th century palace which was once home to the magistrates of Florence’s offices (in Italian ‘uffizi’), Grand Duke Cosimo I of Tuscany first planned to collect the masterpieces belonging to the Medici family and the museum developed from there. In 1765 the gallery was officially opened to the public.

Currently undergoing a project to expand the exhibition space, the Uffizi is one of Florence’s most popular attractions. It houses works of art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Michelangelo and Raphael to name but a few.