During my all too brief visit last week to Florence (Firenze) "City of Flowers" I managed to fit in a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Uffizi means Offices and the building was indeed once Offices - it is the most beautiful building within as well as without with painted ceilings and rooms decorated with mother of pearl. Plus it has breathtaking views of Florence's river Arno and the many stone bridges which cross it.
There was much to see in the centre of Florence - amazing white marble statues and astonishingly beautiful buildings. However, if I had to choose a highlight it would be these two paintings by Sandro Botticelli which hang next each other in the Uffizi Gallery.