The Uffizi is the oldest museum in Europe, opening its doors in 1591, designed to house the offices of the Duchy of Tuscany. Tour its halls and galleries and admire its artistic treasures. View the creations of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance and explore the history of the Uffizi. The majority of the art was collected by the Medici family, but with the end of their dynasty their art collections were gifted to Florence by the last Medici heiress.