Uffizi draws 8,000 after reopening

'Great desire for art and beauty' says director Schmidt

(ANSA) - Florence, June 8 - Florence's Uffizi Gallery and adjacent sites drew some 8,000 visitors on the first weekend they reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, Director Eike Schmidt said Monday.
    He said some 4,663 people had visited the gallery itself while 3,254 more visited the Boboli Gardens and 459 Palazzo Pitti.
    Sunday saw the peak at the Uffizi with 2,106 presences, Schmidt said. "They are positive numbers that bear out the great desire for art and beauty in this delicate moment," he said.


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