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Top 10 Florence and Tuscany by Alexandra Lawrence, Reid Bramblett

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The Uffizi, Florence

This museum is the ultimate primer on the Renaissance, starting with Giotto and running through Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and beyond. This historic progression is only fitting, as the building, originally the uffizi (“offices”) of the ruling Medici family, was designed by Giorgio Vasari, who wrote the world’s first art history text. Some 1,700 works are on display, with another 1,400 in storage. Though small, these galleries shelter an embarrassing number of masterpieces that demand at least three or four hours.Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 (off Piazza della Signoria) • Ticket reservation ...

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