The name “Uffizi” means offices. Actually Cosimo de’ Medici had entrusted his favorite architect Giorgio Vasari to create a majestic building to host the magistrates, the seats of the Florentine Guilds, a vast theatre and judiciary offices. The concept of “museum” will be developed by Pieter Leopold of the Lorraines in 1769, when he opened the Uffizi Gallery and its treasures to the public. Today The Uffizi Gallery museum is among the most visited in Italy. Here the visitor can admire an outstanding collection of paintings and statues, masterpieces of Giotto and Cimabue, Masaccio and Piero della Francesca, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.