Saturday 17Th of December a new part of the Great New Uffizi was inaugurated in Florence.
The presentation was held in the on the central “old” par of part of Vasari’s Uffizi, the Magliabecchian Hall of thei Library, so called from Antonio Magliabecchi, librarian to Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany whose private library consisting of 40,000 books and 10,000 manuscripts, combined with the grand-ducal private library formed the core of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze.
The new part of the Gallery formed by hall of medium dimension, with, differently from Vasari’s Uffizi which are white and gray, have blue colored walls, and are housing works of foreign artists from the XVIth to XVIIIth century. Small format works of Spanish, French , Flemish and Dutch painters, till now hosted in the Uffizi’s Repository and now finally offered to the more than 1.7 millions yearly visitors.