Santa Maria del fiore
( Duomo )
Galleries in Florence
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The building has an unusual horseshoe shape: it's formed by two parallel
buildings united by a passageway. The two floors of the building stand
over a portico sustained by two pillars and decorated by niches, where
the statues of Florentines who distinguished themselves from the Middle
Ages until the 19th century are placed.
Today the Uffizi Palace is one of the most important art galleries in
Very few museums in the world can offer such an important and comprehensive
review as the Uffizi. Starting with the first Byzantine masters like Cimabue
and Duccio di Buoninsegna, the museum shows the progress of the painting
history with Giotto's masterpieces and the minor masters of the Florentine
and Sienese painting until the wonderful Gentile da Fabriano's "Adoration".
Then the collection continues with all the Renaissance painting and its
most representative artists such as Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Filippo Lippi,
Piero della Francesca. A special attention is dedicated to Botticelli,
whose paintings "The birth of Venus" and "Primavera"
are famous all over the world. The 16th century is represented by Michelangelo,
Leonardo, Raphael, the Tuscan Mannerist painters (like Pontormo) and the
Venetian school with the immortal works of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.