Uffizi Gallery Building, Florence Photos

The Uffizi (1560) was originally built by the Medici rulers to consolidate government offices which administered Florence. The building, originally designed by Giorgio Vasari lined two sides of street which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. The street became a long Plaza in itself & may be the first planned streetscape anywhere, lined by windows & neoclassical facades. An arcaded bridge at the Arno end allows communications between the two wings of the structure. Art collected by the Medici's soon filled the corridors & magnificently decorated office rooms & evolved into the internationally renowned art gallery.

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Uffizi Gallery & Galileo Museum overlooking Arno River. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery facade overlooking Arno River. Florence, Italy.Arcade of Uffizi Gallery which faces Arno River. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery facade which faces the street-like plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy.
Uffizi Gallery & Galileo Museum overlooking Arno River. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery facade overlooking Arno River. Florence, Italy.Arcade of Uffizi Gallery which faces Arno River. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery facade (1560) which faces the street-like plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy. Architect: Giorgio Vasari.
Bridging floors which join the two long wings of Uffizi Gallery beside River Arno. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy.Statues of F. Guicciardini & Amerigo Vespucci in exterior niches of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Bridging floors which join the two long wings of Uffizi Gallery beside River Arno. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy.Uffizi Gallery plaza which runs between the Arno River & Piazza della Signoria. Florence, Italy.Statues of F. Guicciardini & Amerigo Vespucci in exterior niches of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Dante Allighieri in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Michelangelo Buonarroti in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Leonardo da Vinci in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Benvenuto Cellini in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Dante Allighieri in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Michelangelo Buonarroti in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Leonardo da Vinci in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Benvenuto Cellini in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Raphael in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Donatello in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Niccolo Macchiavelli in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Andrea Orgagna in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Raphael in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Donatello in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Niccolo Macchiavelli in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Andrea Orgagna in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Niccola Pisanao in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with windows over courtyard with statues collected by the Medici family in the 16th & 17th centuries at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures such as Popes at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Statue of Niccola Pisanao in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Statue of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere in exterior niche of Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with windows over courtyard with statues collected by the Medici family in the 16th & 17th centuries at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures such as Popes at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures such as kings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Elaborate painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Mythological scene on painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures such as kings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.East corridor with painted ceilings & historical figures at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Elaborate painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Mythological scene on painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
View of historic Florence painted on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.World views on painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Typical painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of casting of canons on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
View of historic Florence painted on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.World views on painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Typical painted ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of casting of canons on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Painted view of forging of armor on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of barrel making on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of manufacture of spears & swords on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of life in Renaissance Florence on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Painted view of forging of armor on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of barrel making on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of manufacture of spears & swords on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Painted view of life in Renaissance Florence on ceiling at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Domed ceiling in Niobe Room by Giuseppe del Moro at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Niobe Room built to house Roman sculptural group found in 1583 at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Niobe Room built to house Roman sculptural group found in 1583 at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Tribune dome inset with shells at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Domed ceiling in Niobe Room by Giuseppe del Moro at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Niobe Room (1779) built to house Roman sculptural group found in 1583 at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Niobe Room (1779) built to house Roman sculptural group found in 1583 at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Tribune dome (1581-6) inset with shells at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy. Architect: Bernardo Buontalenti.
Tribune dome uses sea shells to make designs at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Classical statues of Wrestlers , Venus statue & Knife grinder in Tribune at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Tribune decorated with classical statues & paintings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Marble floor in Tribune at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Tribune dome (1581-6) uses sea shells to make designs at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Classical statues of Wrestlers (1st C CE), Venus statue (1st C BCE) & Knife grinder (2nd C CE) in Tribune at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Tribune decorated with classical statues & paintings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Marble floor in Tribune at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Crowds before Botticelli paintings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.


Crowds before Botticelli paintings at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.



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