Art lovers rush to Uffizi's Facebook page during virus shutdown

Florence's world-famous Uffizi Gallery said Wednesday that art lovers had rushed to its new Facebook page as the museum -- like others across Italy -- stays shut to fight the country's coronavirus outbreak. The museum is one of Italy's most visited attractions and houses a priceless art collection, notably of masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. One of the videos to have received thousands of views is a virtual welcome to the collection from the museum's director Eike Schmidt, while another shows off a room dedicated to works by Michelangelo and Raphael.