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Uffizi Palace
It was erected by Giorgio Vasari and completed by Bernardo Buontalenti. The aim of this construction was to enclose the 13 Offices, at the time arranged in separate seats, which is how this monument got its name.
The Mediceo Theater, inside the Uffizi Palace, is the work of Bernardo Buontalenti and at the time when Florence was capital of Italy it was the seat of the Senate. The building has the peculiar form of a horseshoe and sits over a loggia decorated with niches holding statues of valiant Florentine men who lived from the medieval and up to the 19th century. Today the Palace hosts the Uffizi Gallery, the most important art gallery in the world. Fundamental for Tuscan schools of art from 1200 and on, it holds works of Venetian, Roman, Flemish, German, Spanish and French painters. It presents masterpieces by Cimabue, Giotto, Gentile da Fabriano, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo, Perugino, Giambellino, Correggio, Mantegna, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya and many more.
Important as well, are the classic and Hellenistic statues, which document the collection of the Medici's and the collection of tapestries, antique marbles and miniatures. On the ground floor in the rooms of the once church of Saint Peter Scheraggio, valuable frescoes can be found.
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Suggested Hotels

Hotel Villa Stanley
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4 stars
Hotel degli Orafi
Lungarno Archibusieri, 4
Zone: Uffizi
Formerly an Augustinian convent, this building has the remains of an ancient medieval tower, later destroyed by the “Ghibellinis” in 1260

Hotel First
best hotel
4 stars
Hotel First
Via Ciolli, 5
Zone:Calenzano
The First Hotel is immediately after the Highway exit(Calenzano/Sesto Fiorentino)and 1.5km from Florence

Hotel Elite
best hotel
2 stars
Hotel Elite
Via della Scala, 12
Zone: Santa Maria Novella - Duomo
This little two-star hotel is situated in the historic centre of Florence

Hotel Montreal
2 stars
Hotel Montreal
Via della Scala, 43
Zone: Santa Maria Novella
Hotel Montreal is located in the historic centre of the city, very close to the main Train Station of Santa Maria Novella and to the major city museums.

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