I was horrified by the bombing and sent money immediately. I had been an Italian language student at the Universita di Firenze in 1980 and visited the Uffizi almost daily since it was only a short stroll from my pensione.
In those days I remember that it wasn’t very crowded, even during summer afternoons. I spent hours there and learned to appreciate Medieval and Renaissance Art as more than just religious paintings.
I still struggle to understand a world in which someone could bomb the Uffizi or any other art and historical site.
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Member