Uffizi Rooms From 10 to 20
Rooms 10th to 14th - Sala del Botticelli
These areas have developed into a single and enormous room to host several art works by Sandro Botticelli, as well as the masterpiece the “Portinari”, a triptych by the Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes (second half of the 15th century).
The most celebrated paintings by Sandro Botticelli here displayed are: “La Primavera”, “La Nascita di Venere”, the altarpiece of “S. Barnaba”, and some wonderful medallions representing religious subjects.
Room 15th – Sala di Leonardo
Several masterpieces by Leonardo ad Vinci and by other Italian painters in Leonardo’s time
- all of them born in the second half of the 15th century ca. - are exhibited in this room:
“L’Annunciazione” by Leonardo da Vinci; “L’Adorazione dei Magi” a teamwork by Leonardo da Vinci and Verrocchio (surname of Andrea del Cione); “Trinità, Madonna col Bambino, Santi e Arcangeli” and the “Crocifissione e Santa Maria Maddalena” by Luca Signorelli; “L’Orazione nel Orto”, the “Pietà”, the “Crocifissione” and the “Madonna col Bambino in Trono e Santi” by Pietro Perugino (surname of Pietro di Cristoforo Vanucci);
the “Adorazione dei Pastori” by Lorenzo di Credi and the “Incarnazione” by Piero di Cosimo.
Room 16th - Sala delle Carte Geografiche
It was formerly a loggia afterwards enclosed, as well as frescoed - on commission of Ferdinando I de Medici - with geographical illustrations representing the “Old Florentine Domain”, “The State of Sienna” and “The Island of Elba” by Ludovico Buti (1560-1611 ca.)
It hosts a masterpiece of Roger van der Weyden: the “Deposizione”, as well as numerous Roman artworks, mostly of them from the 2nd to the 3rd century AD.
Room 17th – Sala dell’Ermafrodito
The room was also commissioned by Ferdinando I de Medici. The ceiling is frescoed with allegorical subjects representing the Mathematics and ancient scientific scenes.
The room houses: the famous bronze sculpture of the “L’Ermafrodito Dormiente”, a Roman replica of the original Greek one by Polyclitus; quite a lot Roman artworks from the archaeological Medicean collection ; a fine anthology of neo Roman small sculptures by Willem van Tetrode (16th century) and the beautiful “Tavolo dei Fiori” by Jacopo Ligozzi (16th century).
Room 18th - La Tribuna
The construction of the Tribuna on an octagonal plan within a wing of the Uffizi was entrusted to the architect Bernardo Buontalenti (byname of Bernardo Delle Ghiandole, 16th century) by Francesco I de Medici.
The Tribuna houses: a marvellous octagonal flinted stone table by Jacopo Ligozzi; several Roman and Greek sculptures and artworks. The highlight is the “Venere dei Medici” from the 1st century BC, a replica of the original one by Praxiteles.
It hosts as well a large collection of portraits created by Italian painters from the 16th century. The most celebrated are: the “Ritratto di Lorenzo Il Magnifico”, “L’Allegoria della Concezione” and “Il Profeta Eliseo” by Giorgio Vasari; the “Ritratto di Bia de Medici”, “Ritratto di Cosimo I de Medici”, “Ritratto di Don Giovanni de Medici”, “Ritratto di Eleonora di Toledo con il figlio”and the “Ritratto di Lucrezia Panciatichi” by Bronzino (surname of Agnolo di Cosimo); “San Giovanni Battista” by Raffaello; the “Ritratto di giovane” by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio; the “Ritratto di ignota” by Andrea del Sarto; the “Ritratto di Bianca Cappello” by Alessandro Allori; the “Putto che suona “ by Rosso Fiorentino (surname of Giovan Battista Rossi) ; “Adamo ed Eva” by Jacopo Pontormo.
Room 19th - Sala del Perugino e di Signorelli
This area is a fraction of the Arsenal, a subdivision of the Uffizi Gallery constructed on commission of Ferdinando I de Medici.
It hosts: a wonderful collection from the 15th /16th centuries of tiny paintings by different artists from North and Central Italy. Among them the masterpieces are: the “Ritratto di Francesco delle Opere” by Pietro Perugino; two medaillons describing “L’Allegoria della fecondità e dell’abbondanza” by Luca Signorelli and “Perseo libera Andromeda” by Piero di Cosimo.
The art collection of the Uffizi Gallery is classified within the following rooms:
Rooms from 1 to 9
Rooms from 10 to 19
Rooms from 20 to 29
Rooms from 31 to 35
Rooms from 41 to 45
Rooms of Caravaggio and other famouse Masters
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