New rooms dedicated to sixteenth-century Florentine, Emilian and Roman painting

Masterpieces by Daniele da Volterra, Rosso Fiorentino, Bartolomeo Passerotti (a large canvas thought to have been lost for centuries), and many other masters, never before permanently exhibited to the public, are now the protagonists, together with Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Pontormo, Sebastiano del Piombo in the precious setting of thirteen new rooms dedicated to the greats of sixteenth-century Florentine, Emilian and Roman painting.

This is how the Uffizi Gallery in Florence will reopen tomorrow morning at 8.15 am, after its last closure of more than two months.

Overall, an increase for the museum of over two thousand square metres, with 14 new rooms overflowing with works of art on the first floor of the Gallery (there are 129, many of which have never before been seen by the general public) and 22 rooms on the ground floor used for various entrance and service functions, now available to the Gallery (with the frescoes that surprisingly re-emerged during the restoration work in the west wing, including one with a full-length portrait of Cosimo II de' Medici, attributed to Bernardino Poccetti).