The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the Region of Tuscany, Italy. One of the most important Italian museums and among the largest art museums in the world, it has a collection of priceless works, particularly from the periods of the Early Renaissance and the High Renaissance.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s oldest art museums. In 1581, Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, donated his private collection of paintings to the people of Florence, and the gallery was opened to the public in 1765. The collection has since been expanded to include works from other periods and schools of art, and now includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and many others.
The gallery is particularly well-known for its collection of Renaissance art, particularly works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florence, and receives over two million visitors every year.