Piazzale degli Uffizi

Arch in Piazzale degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy

The Uffizi is one of the most famous museums in the world for its extraordinary collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the modern age). The history of the site on which the building was built is curious: the entire district, rather infamous and degraded indeed, was one of the main places of prostitution, therefore, the Grand Duke Cosimo had that place razed to the ground to build the headquarters of the Judicial Offices which would bring together the 13 main Florentine magistraure in one place.

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