Uffizi Gallery

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    • Day 17

      Firenze, Uffizi Gallery & More

      June 18, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 86 °F

      Firenze (Florence) is an artistic, culinary and wine focused city. It feels more accessible than Rome or Venice. Like the other cities- there are many tourists but here you meet many more Italians. You hear them chatting with each other about politics and see them walking with their families and dogs.

      While we did not go wine tasting, we did test out the gelato. Kai is very particular about gelato. Gelato di Nature of Venice is in first place. The gelato of Firenze is in 2nd place. Alas, the gelato tested in Rome was inferior and of poor quality. Of course, we ate it anyway because it was hot outside and even poor gelato is cold.

      Our photos focus on the Uffizi Gallery. An amazing place that consumed most of our day.

      Tomorrow we return to Venice, collect are bags, rent a car and 🏎 (drive) to the Dolomites 😎.
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    • Day 30


      July 27, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

      Went to the Uffizi Gallery and enjoyed a temporary Roman exhibition which was quite exciting and all the permanent works - a lot of which we can thank the Medici's for. You will find pictures of all the famous works on google in much higher resolution than I can capture so I have instead showcased some lesser known details I enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed finding a little corner of the most packed sunset watching spot in Florence (the duomo was blocked by a tree where we were but we could see the rivers and the mountains which was glorious) and monching on an antipasto moment (note to self: bring a corkscrew).Read more

    • Day 10

      San Marco monastery and Uffizi museum

      February 8 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Another long and wonderful day in Florence. We started our day with joining Rick Steves on a guided tour of the San Marco monastery, where we learned about a famous 14th century painter Fra Angelico who was a Dominican monk. His paintings were dazzling in colors and realistic details portraying human emotions. Sadly, we forgot to take any pictures. After the San Marco, we went to Uffizi gallery and were helped there by Rick Steve again, diving into the masterpieces of Renaissance. Afterwards, we went to the Academia to see Michelangelo’s David, and spent a long time there (again with Rick!) trying to comprehend how something so human could be liberated from a block of marble. Afterwards, I went to the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella and admired amazing frescoes. Frankly, at that point I started becoming a bit jaded by the abundance of masterpieces. So, satiated, it was a good time for us to leave Florence, until the next time.Read more

    • Day 9

      Galleria degli Uffizi 🎨🖼️🐚

      October 7, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      La Galería Uffizi de Florencia, uno de los museos de arte más famosos del mundo 🎨

      Como tengo tiempo, paseo tranquilamente en dirección al museo y paso por el Mercato Centrale de Florencia, que me sorprende bastante y al que me gustaría volver a comer 😋

      Después hago la visita de las Galerías y tengo que decir que me gustan mucho más de lo que me esperaba, así que acabo pasando allí bastante tiempo 😄

      Hay desde esculturas romanas hasta frescos y obras de arte renacentistas, y pasando por tumbas y documentación sobre las primeras revistas y periódicos publicados en Italia 😍

      Dejo por escrito que, desde mi punto de vista, artistas como Tiziano o Leonardo da Vinci no me sorprenden demasiado, si bien yo no soy capaz de dar ni una buena pincelada 🖌️

      Sin embargo, Giotto, Michelangelo y Botticelli me gustan mucho. Colores, contrastes y bien cargados de detalles 🔝 Yo, que he estudiado Ciencias de la salud y trabajo en Marketing, opinando sobre Artes plásticas 🙂 claro que sí guapi!

      Viendo las fotos creo que una de las cosas que más me ha gustado es ver tantas piezas artísticas dentro de un lugar que es en sí mismo una obra de arte. Ha sido como ver un museo dentro de un museo 🤩
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    • Day 18


      September 26, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Jürgen hatte für heute Karten für die Uffizien. Damit konnte er ohne Anstellen rein. Allerdings hat er berichtet, dass er wegen der Menschenmassen kaum etwas sehen konnte. Edon und ich waren derweil in einem kleinen Park mit Hundespielplatz. Er wollte unbedingt mitspielen. Nach einer Weile fand er es doof, weil eine schwarze junge Hündin mich in Beschlag nahm.
      Ich war im Supermarkt und hatte eine Begegnung mit einer alten Dame, die mich etwas fragte. Auf mein Schulterzucken sagte sie nech kapiche und streichelte mich lächelnd. ich streichelte zurück.
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    • Day 6

      Uffizi gallery

      May 24, 2022 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 77 °F

      It was cool to see some very famous paintings and painters at the uffizi gallery, although it is all medieval and renaissance art so I did kind of have to force myself to enjoy it. After seeing 700 versions of “Madonna and Child”, the concept does tend to get a bit old. However, I liked the way the museum was organized - unlike the Vatican museums it was very chronological which made it easy to see the progression of art over the years and how different trends evolved. So on the other side of the same coin, so many paintings of the same things make it easy to compare how the styles evolved. It was very cool to see such old artwork and think about how long ago it was made and how many people have looked at it. Most of the art was 14-16th century but there was also Roman stuff from the first couple of centuries as well. The gallery itself has been around since the late 1700s which is crazy. I noticed that one of the wings in the museum was dedicated by the Pritzker family. There were also some great views of Florence from the gallery as it is several stories above the ground.Read more

    • Day 2

      Galleria degli Uffizi

      July 29, 2023 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

      Δεύτερη μέρα Φλωρεντία πήραμε πρωινό από ένα υπέροχο μικρό φούρνο και πήγαμε στο Ουφιτζι ενα Παλάτι γεμάτο πίνακες και αγάλματα μεγάλων καλλιτεχνών! Από τα πιο ωραία μουσεία που έχω πάει! Άξιζε περισσότερο από όλα!
      Αφού το γυρίσαμε όλοοοο ! Μετά πήγαμε στην Santa Croce μια εκκλησία όπου είχε μέσα τάφους όπως του GALILEO, του MICHELANGELO και άλλων ( όπου αναθεώρησα τον δικό μου 🙃)
      Στον δρόμο πήρα να δοκιμάσω τοπικά biscotti με σοκολάτα, αμύγδαλο και σύκο (μαντέψτε ποιο μου άρεσε 😋)
      Το βράδυ πήγαμε σε ένα μαγαζί που λεγόταν SimBiosi με βιολογική πρώτη ύλη που φάγαμε την πρώτη παραδοσιακή ουσιαστικά pizza σε ξυλοφουρνο! Το επιδόρπιο φυσικά Gelato!
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    • Day 9


      May 21, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Uffizi! the gallery belonged to the medici family (as their office) who ruled Florence and they’re famous which I was kinda obsessed with them because of the show Medici on Netflix! Got to see so much amazing artwork like The Birth of Venus and Spring!!! So cool and so extensive I was exhausted after but it was well worth it!!Read more

    • Day 32


      July 11, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

      Made it to Florence 🇮🇹
      Beautiful city, so many fookin tourists. Like if they could all leave me to it then I'd be happy as Larry. Also, best Gelato I've had so far.
      Also, didn't realize that Pinocchio from Italien... so many dedicated shops here.

      The statutes here are narly
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    • Day 4

      Florence - Day 1

      June 17, 2023 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

      Florence was a beautiful city - very crowded though not much shade. Loved seeing the David Replica and the Piazza Della Signoria and the Loggia della Signoria. We also got to walk around for the afternoon and saw a parade with bands dressed up in medieval garb. And we didn't forget to eat some really good Gelato!Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Galleria degli Uffizi, Uffizien, Uffizi Gallery, Galerie des Offices, Uffizi

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