Uffizi Gallery

Name palate at Grand Hotel Minerva

10 min. walk from the hotel. Closed on Mondays. Open the rest of the week from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. Our concierge can make them for you

One of Italy's most famous and important museums, world-renowned, with the greatest number of visitors, it boasts a superb collection of priceless works of art, especially Renaissance art, including masterpieces by Cimabue, Giotto, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. The Gallery is on the top floor of a large building built between 1560-1580 on the design of Giorgio Vasari. The Vasari Corridor is absolutely worth visiting. Built in 1565, by Vasari, the suspended corridor connects the Uffizi with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti and holds important collections of 17th-century paintings and a collection of self-portraits. After visiting it, relax in the museum's café and enjoy a spectacular view from its scenic terrace. Interesting fact: The corridor was built, in just five months, at the behest of Cosimo De' Medici in 1565, on the design of the architect Giorgio Vasari, for the wedding of Cosimo's son Francesco to Joanna of Austria. Many stories have been told about this place, which connects Florence's two key historical buildings, Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the government, and Palazzo Pitti, the Medici's home. There is no doubt that the Vasari Corridor, stretching over a kilometer, made an excellent escape route for the family, and having been built for a wedding, it was an astute political device to impress guests with the family's power and economic resources. Visits upon reservation; our hotel's concierge can assist you.

6 Piazzale degli Uffizi 50122 Firenze Italy