The Uffizi Gallerie, (1560-1580) was originally meant to be an office for magistrates as well as judges, technicians and merchants of Florence. The top floor was turned into a private gallery for the pleasure of the Medici family, and their guests. Since 1865 it became a museum. The highlights are the famous “Madonna enthroned” by Giotto, the “Battle of San Romano” by Paolo Uccello, the double portrait by Piero della Francesca, “Federico da Montefeltro” and the “Birth of Venus” by Botticelli.
The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is an art museum. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300-1600.
Also known as Pitti Palace is a vast, mainly Renaissance palace on the south side of the River Arno, close to the Ponte Vecchio. Originally town resicence of Luca Pitti, later chief residence of the Medici family.
Palazzo Vecchio Museum and Tower
Since over seven centuries Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, is the symbol of civil power of the city of Florence.
The Leonardian Museum is one of the most original and wide collection of machines and models of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer.
Stefano Bardini Museum
The museum takes its name from its creator Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), amongst the most prominent Italian antiquarians, that after being a merchant for several years, decided to turn his private collection into a museum and to donate it to the Municipality of Florence.