Uffizi Gallery Art Museum in Florence, Italy :: Photos Galleries
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Info about the Uffizi Galleries Art Museum ::
The Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world, is housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, a palazzo in Florence, Italy.
Because of its huge collection, some of its works have in the past been transferred to other museums in Florence — for example, some famous statues, to the Bargello. A project is currently underway to expand the museum’s exhibition space by 2006 from some 6,000 metres² to almost 13,000 metres², allowing public viewing of many artworks that have usually been in storage.
In 1993, a car bomb exploded in Via dei Georgofili and damaged parts of the palace, killing five people. The most severe damage was to the Niobe room, the classical sculptures and neoclassical interior of which have been restored, although its frescoes were damaged beyond repair. The identity of the bomber or bombers has never been established, although some suspect the Mafia.
Today the Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence. In high season (particularly in July), waiting times can be up to five hours. Visitors who reserve a ticket in advance have a substantially shorter wait.
Uffizi Gallery Museum Photo Galleries ::
Galleria degli Uffizi :: Palazzo degli Uffizi Picture Gallery