Must See at the Uffizi

Amy here!

I wanted to share our favorite masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, one of Italy’s most spectacular museums. Katie and I about died in the line to get in (her words,) but we forgot to book tickets ahead of time. Don’t make our mistake. Also, do some research beforehand and plan what pieces you want to see, or you can just use this post as a helpful guide.

DSC_0973The Duke & Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca [1472] Hall #7

Who can forget that nose, really?

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DSC_0978La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli [1482] – Rooms 10-14

Ahh, Botticelli….The masterpieces by this talented man are definitely main attractions of this museum. Fight your way to the front of the other tourists for a good view, and also sit on one of the benches and just take it all in. Botticelli deserves it.

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DSC_0988The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli [1485] Rooms 10-14

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Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci [1472] Room 15

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Doni Tondo by Michelangelo [1508] Hall#35

Just look at those colors! This is the only painting by Michelangelo in Florence and is considered one of the masterpieces of the XVI century Italian art.

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Venus of Urbino by Titian (Tiziano) [1538] Hall#83

DSC_0035Bacchus by Caravaggio (real name Michelangelo Merisi) [1597] Hall#90

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Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi [1538] Hall#90

In an era when female painters were not easily accepted, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arti del Disegno in Florence.

And here are some other personal favorites of ours:

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Musical Angel by Giovan Battista di Jacopo [1540]

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Eleonora of Toledo with her Son Giovanni by Agnolo Bronzino [1572] Hall#65
The details are AMAZING.

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Young Girl Playing Badminton by Jean Baptiste Chardin [1779] Room 55

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Dinner with Lute Player by Gherardo delle Notti [1620] Hall#92

DSC_0006Detail of Allegory of Vanity by Antonio de Pereda [1620] Room 46

DSC_0009Portrait of Marie Adelaide of France by Jean-Etienne Liotard [1789] Room 55

Hope you enjoyed this small tour, and I also hope that one day you will have the opportunity to visit the Uffizi yourself and see the masterpieces in person!

Thanks for reading,

Amy

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