Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This building, now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Florence, takes the name ‘Uffizi’ from the Italian word for ‘offices’. This is because originally, it was designed to serve as the offices of the Florentine magistrates.
The long and thin courtyard between the two wings of the building is recognised by architectural historians as the first regularized streetscape in Europe.
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