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Museums in Florence: the Uffizi Gallery

The palace housing the Uffizi Gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici, who wanted to build new offices for the Florentine magistrates, hence the name “uffizi”. The construction was carried out between 1560 and 1580 by two different architects: first Alfonso Parigi, then Bernardo Buontalenti. Initially, the “Palazzo degli […]