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Galleria degli Uffizi
Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world with a rich collection of paintings. The Gallery was built in 1581 after the project of Giorgio Vasari. The location of the building is rather important – it is adjacent to the Medici Palace and extended to the Arno river. The original assignment of this building was to host various meetings of authorities.
Years later some parts of the palace were turned into a display place for many paintings and statues collected by the Medici family. Many famous painters used to gather at the Uffizi looking for inspiration. Once the house of Medici was extinguished, all masterpieces remained in Florence and formed the first modern museum.
Since the 16th century it was opened for visitors and from 1765 it was officially opened to the public.