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Florence

Florence

Florence was the center of art, politics and intellectual thought during the Renaissance period. It is the most popular tourist attraction in the Tuscany region. Things to See in Florence Italy:

Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Uffizi occupies a building originally intended as office space for the Grand Duke Cosimo I (1519-1574). ‘Uffizi’ in Italian means ‘office’. The gallery itself was completed in 1581 from a design by Vasari, under the sponsorship of Cosimo’s son, Francisco. Gradually, the Medici transferred more and more works here, creating the world’s first public art museum in 1591.