Skip-the-Line Uffizi Tour

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The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most mesmerizing museums in the world. With your guide you will learn all about the inside stories behind some of the most notable art masterpiece's in the world.

The Uffizi Gallery is an absolute must when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the oldest museum in the world, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari, but originally had a different purpose. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. The great industries of Florence such as wool, silk, and banking had a huge influence on the politics in Florence. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals he decided to collect the rest of them in one single building and give an office to each of them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. Cosimo's idea was to keep his eyes and ears on all of them. After Cosimo's death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of art works and made the Uffizi his private museum. In this tour Uffizi tour with a professional guide, you will not only get the benefit of saving your time, but you will also acquire inside stories behind some of the most notable masterpieces conserved in Florence. After your Uffizi tour, you are welcome to enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria on the Uffizi Gallery's terrace. Take in the unique views of the city, relax and take pictures.

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