The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici. It is opened from Tuesday to Sunday 8,15 – 18,50 and it closes on Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Bulgarini was an important master of the Sienese school of painting, but he was not present at the in the gallery.
The Medici Family ruled Florence from the grand palace the Palazzo Vecchio their offices where next door, now these offices here in this palace hold the finest collection of Italian paintings anywhere. The Uffizi Gallery – each day here tourists waste precious hours waiting to come in.
Meanwhile travelers who made a reservations by phone or purchase the city museum, are allowed right in . The Uffizi’s collection displayed on one comfortable floor takes you on a sweep through Italian Art history , from the twelve through the 17th century.
Gilded Gothic Altar pieces are everywhere- the most famous is the annunciation by the master Simony Martini – must have dazzled the faithful in the 1300. The starts of the Florentine classic of 1500 are all here.
Michelangelo’s Holy Family shows he can do more than carved statues , and Raphael- considered a synthesis of the power of Michelangelo and Leonardo captures a delicate moment with his masterpieces.
2000 years old Roman and Greek statues have decorated gardens , and were considered the epitome of beauty, and many kings have made copies of them.
During the Renaissance people saw the beauty of God , order and harmony of the human body. God’s greatest creations, classical creations clearly inspired Sandro Botticelli. And his birth of Venice is the purest expression of the Renaissance beauty.
The Uffizi Gallery like Florence itself is all about the thrilling leap from medieval to modern, has happened here when they moved from Gothic to Renaissance .Some of the pieces being Gothic simply tell their stories through symbolism rather than realism.