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Uffizi

(o͞of-fē`tsē), palace in Florence, Italy, built in the 16th cent. by Giorgio VasariVasari, Giorgio
, 1511–74, Italian architect, writer, and painter. He is best known for his entertaining biographies of artists, Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori e scultori italiani (1550, rev. ed.
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 for Cosimo I de' MediciMedici, Cosimo I de',
1519–74, duke of Florence (1537–69), grand duke of Tuscany (1569–74); son of Giovanni de' Medici (Giovanni delle Bande Nere). In 1537, Lorenzino de' Medici murdered Cosimo's predecessor, Alessandro de' Medici, and fled from Florence,
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 as public offices. It houses the state archives of Tuscany and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's richest art collections. Besides the Florentine, all the Italian as well as the Dutch and Flemish schools are well represented, with works by Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens, to name only a few. It also houses the world-famous statue of the Venus of the Medici (Greek, 3d cent. B.C.), with other Greek, Roman, and Renaissance sculpture. The Uffizi contains a fine collection of artists' self-portraits. In 1993 a car bomb (alleged to have been set by the Sicilian Mafia) damaged or destroyed portions of the palace, destroying three paintings and damaging more than 30 other works of art. In 1998 a renovated Uffizi reopened with damaged artworks and galleries restored. It now includes a new wing, bookshop, cafe, multimedia information center, and other features.
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Must sees include the Uffizi gallery - pre-book tickets on-line - and Michelangelo's David, or climb to the top of Duomo, For shoppers, there's the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, crammed with goldsmiths, boutiques like Gucci to street leather markets for local, handmade bargains.
Contributors are arranged here in roughly chronological order from there, covering the British Museum, the Uffizi, Museo Pio-Clementino, eighteenth-century German princely picture collections, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Stockholm Royal Museum, the Louvre, the Prado, the National Gallery, the Altes Museum, and the Glyptothek and Pinakothek.
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The couple had a child, Cosimo I, from the marriage, who reigned as the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, creating the Uffizi and the magnificent Boboli Gardens as well as finishing the Pitti Palace, the report said.
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