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.
The Duke & Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca  Hall #7
Who can forget that nose, really?
La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli  – 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.
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli  Rooms 10-14
Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci  Room 15
Doni Tondo by Michelangelo  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.
Venus of Urbino by Titian (Tiziano)  Hall#83
Bacchus by Caravaggio (real name Michelangelo Merisi)  Hall#90
Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi  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:
Musical Angel by Giovan Battista di Jacopo 
Eleonora of Toledo with her Son Giovanni by Agnolo Bronzino  Hall#65
The details are AMAZING.
Young Girl Playing Badminton by Jean Baptiste Chardin  Room 55
Dinner with Lute Player by Gherardo delle Notti  Hall#92
Detail of Allegory of Vanity by Antonio de Pereda  Room 46
Portrait of Marie Adelaide of France by Jean-Etienne Liotard  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,
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