Great is an overworked adjective in Italy
where so many of the country’s monuments and works
of art command the highest praise.
In the case of the Galleria degli Uffizi, 16th century palace, it barely does justice to a gallery that holds
the world’s finest collection of Renaissance paintings.
All the famous names of Italian art are here—not only the Renaissance masters,
but also painters from the early medieval, baroque, and Mannerist heydays.
“The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli