Cosimo I de’ Medici and Giorgio Vasari

This year marks a very important anniversary, especially for the city of Florence, the death of 2 of the most important people in Florentine history: Cosimo I de’ Medici and the artist Giorgio Vasari.
Cosimo I de’ Medici was the duke, and later Grand Duke of Tuscany. He is remembered not only for his ability to regain power and restore in the cities of Florence, or for the structure of government that he had created and lasted until the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, but also for having built and improved many public and religious buildings, today the most visited by tourists.

When Cosimo married, a new residence was created for the family, namely Palazzo Pitti. Adjacent to this residence they bought all the land and the beloved “Boboli Gardens” were created.

Together with him worked one of the most talented and important artists: Giorgio Vasari. They designed together the new image of Tuscany. They built the Uffizi, built the Vasari corridor (a passage that connects Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti that Cosimo had built so that the grand dukes could move safely), renovated Palazzo Vecchio, and restored basilicas such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. Not to mention the different projects around Tuscany, which allowed us to create the wonders that can now be visited by all of us.

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