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The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the most famous museums in the world.
Building of the palace was commenced in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari for Cosimo I de' Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates - hence the name uffizi, meaning offices. Construction work ended in 1581. Over the years, parts of the palace evolved into a storage place of many works of art collected by the Medici family. After the decline of the Medici, the art treasures remained in Florence, forming one of the first modern museums.
In the middle of the image there is the Palazzo Vecchio or Palazzo della Signoria, that was from the XII Century to the end of the XIX Century home the Lords of Firenze before and also home of the Italian Governement during the years where Firenze was capital of Italian Kigdom (1865-1871).
It was to return to its original function as the seat of the City Council in 1872.

Link to Palazzo Vecchio
Link to Musei degli Uffizi

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