22 November 2011
The exhibition examines the past and the evolution of our Country through a journey of the main capitals of our territory before the unification of Italy: a path made of masterpieces of painting, sculpture and art in general.
To celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) and the building of the Uffizi (1559-1560) a special exhibition is being held until January 8th 2012. It celebrates the fact that the Uffizi is more than just an administration building, it is an urban architectural complex and the result of a close collaboration between Vasari and the Grand Duke, Cosimo I Medici.
The exhibition is a journey through the birth of our modern banking system and the economic boom that it triggered, providing a reconstruction of European life and the continent's economy from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.