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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

B&B Porcellino gallery
best hotel
3 stars
Boutique B&B Porcellino Gallery
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 4
Zone: Signoria Square
Porcellino Gallery is on the first floor of a 16th century palace in the very heart of Florence

B&B Mia Palace
B&B Mia Palace
3 stars
B&B Mia Palace
Via della Fonderia 8
Zone: San Frediano, Palazzo Pitti
Mia Palace is a nice and cheap B&B located in San Frediano discrict,short distance from the historic center.

Hotel Por Santa Maria
best hotel
1 stars
Hotel Por Santa Maria
Via Calimaruzza, 3
Zone: Signoria Square
Hotel Por Santa Maira is a 1 Star Hotel located in the heart of the historic center of Florence

Residenze La Mongolfiera
3 stars
Residenze La Mongolfiera
Via Guido Guinizzelli, 1
Zone: Campo di Marte
Is found in an elegant and completely restored Chalet tucked at the foot of the Fiesole Hills.

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