The Uffizi Gallery is a museum in Florence, Italy. It is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world.
It was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’ Medici and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo hung out there “for beauty, for work and for recreation”.
The gallery houses works such as Botticellis The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vincis The Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi and Albrecht Dürers Adoration of the Magi, to name but a few.
Whilst on a cruise, a few years ago, one of the ports the boat docked at was Livorno (just a short hop to Florence) so off I went to fulfil my dream of visiting the gallery only to find on arrival that it was closed for the day.
This statue of Leonardo is on the outside of the gallery.
Not only that but shortly afterwards my zoom lens fell apart.
One day I will go back