Galleria degli Uffizi
This is one of the world's greatest museums. Its collections trace the evolution of Italian painting from the earliest days to the 17C. The museum is located in the old Uffizi palace, the seat of Medici Florence's bureaucrats. Built by Vasari in 1560 in late-Renaissance style, a long square is delineated by its two parallel galleries joining in a horseshoe curve. Work began in 2006 to extend the museum and develop the Nuovi Uffizi. The museum remains open, but some rooms are occasionally closed to the public.
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