Fully known as the ‘Galleria degli Uffizi’, the Uffizi Gallery is one of main and biggest museums in Florence and is also considered to be one of the oldest and most famous in Europe. Building started in 1560 and was built continuously by many different builders of the years. Built next to the Gallery is the famous Palazzo degli Uffizi. Within the palace, the state archive and old tribunal are still present to be viewed. Designed and planned by the famous Medici family, it still contains many outstanding masterpieces that are visited by many millions of visitors every year. Among the art works are paintings of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today, the Uffizi is still counted among the most popular tourist attractions in Florence. Waiting times in the summer can run into the hours, so recommended is to visit the Uffizi as early as possible. The area around the Uffizi has been modified to accommodate all the visitors, thus many apartments and restaurants can be found in the vicinity. A wonderful area within the city borders of Florence, which will leave a lasting impression. The artworks are unparalleled and a must for every art enthusiast.