Photographer's Note

This is a foto taken in one of the 2 wings of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world.

Because of its huge collection, some of its works have in the past been transferred to other museums in Florence, such as some famous statues to the Bargello. A project is currently under way to expand the exhibition space of the museum from some 6,000 metres˛ (64,000 ft˛) to almost 13,000 metres˛ (139,000 ft˛) by 2006, allowing public viewing of many artworks usually 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 beyond repair. The cause has never been cleared up, although some suspect the Mafia.

Today, the Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Florence. In high season (particularly in July) the waiting times can be up to five hours. Visitors who reserved a ticket in advance have a significantly shorter waiting time.

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