- "The painter is not simply someone who looks and who sees. Above all, the artist is someone who exposes a personal vision by rendering it visible."
– Marcel Paquet
- 1 free Great Artist appears near the city.
- Contains 3 slots for Great Works of Art which provide +3 theming bonus, if you fill the slots with Great Works of Art from the same civilization and the same era.
Another cultural wonder, the Uffizi is potentially one of the most powerful boosters for your Tourism generation. But again, activating the theming bonus might be tricky - you'll need two more Great Artists ready to produce their Great Works still in the Renaissance Era.
Originally constructed from 1560 through 1581 AD as offices (in Italian, uffizi) for the Florentine magistrates, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's oldest and most famous art repositories, housing the finest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings anywhere. It is also now home to priceless antiques, sculptures, and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. In 1574, the unfinished top floor was converted into a repository for art treasures amassed by the ruling de Medici family. Over the following decades, other portions of the structure were refurbished as art galleries and storage areas. According to Vasari, artists such as da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi "for beauty, for work and for recreation."