The new rooms of the Uffizi Gallery

The new rooms of the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence reopens with many renovations, a new entrance hall and 14 new rooms at the first floor with new masterpieces.

The fascinating tour inside the museum starts with the works of the Middle Ages and Giotto, the Renaissance with the masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello, continues with the new rooms dedicated to Italian painting of the XVI th century and the collection of Self portraits of artists coming form the Vasari Corridor, and the paintings of Tiziano and Caravaggio.

The new rooms of XVIth century paintings

14 new rooms have been totally renovated to house 129 paintings among which the “Madonna of the Harpies” by Andrea del Sarto, known as the “painter without mistakes”, beautiful masterpieces by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, the main Florentine mannerists, and the “Madonna with the long neck” by Parmigianino.

The collection of Self-portraits 

In the XVI th century Cardinal Leopoldo De Medici, represented with a monumental sculpture in the Gallery , was a refined collector of art and he started the collection of self portraits of artist which is the mist important of the world, housed until few years ago in the Vasari Corridor, the spectacular aerial path connecting the Uffizi Gallery with the Pitti Palace and above the Ponte Vecchio.

This collection is now on display in the Uffizi Gallery, showing the self portraits of Chagall, Bernini and other important Italian and International artists.

Bronzino, Tiziano, Caravaggio

The tour follows with the rooms dedicated to Bronzino and his portraits of the Medici Family, works by Titian, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.

The visit of the Uffizi Gallery represents an unique and extraordinary experience of more than three centuries of artistic production which can be enjoyed at best with the assistance of an expert guide who can show the wonders, secrets and curiosities of the masterpieces and their artists.

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