Uffizi Gallery Tours
About Uffizi Gallery, Florence
It would not be an exaggeration to call this gallery one of the most important in world art history. Shaped as a ‘U’ single long hallway, it’s magnificent frescoed ceilings and breath-taking collection of paintings draw over 1.8 million visitors every year (normally more than 10,000 everyday). To list the iconic masterpieces in the gallery would takes ages and pages. You may do so on the attraction website; here, instead, we’ll simply list the names of the masters whose works hang in the hall. They are: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian,Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Hugo van der Goes, Giovanni Bellini, Francisco Goya , Pieter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Parmigianino, Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, and many, many more.
The building in which the gallery is housed was built in the 16th century to house the offices ‘Uffizi’ of Florentine magistrates.
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Uffizi Gallery Information
- Buy tickets online to skip long queues on site (waiting times in peak season can take up to 5 hours).
- You may want to visit after 4pm, when the larger groups have already left.
- Parking under the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station.
- Three wheelchairs available.
- Rent an audio guide inside.
- Non-commercial photography allowed.
Uffizi Gallery Tickets Prices
- Free for under 18s, handicapped and disabled.
- EU citizens between 18 and 25, and teachers qualify for reduced prices at half rate.
- Free admission for everyone first Sunday of every month.
Uffizi Gallery Opening and Closing Hours
- Ticket office closes 6:05pm.
- Entrance is every 15 minutes.
How To Get To Uffizi Gallery by Public Transport
- Buses D and C3 stop Ponte Vecchio
Restaurants Near Uffizi Gallery
- Palazao Tempi
- Fusion Bar
- Ponte Vecchio
Book Uffizi gallery Tickets And Tours
This tour is perfect for all Dan Brown fans. Retrace the steps of Robert Langdon- the protagonist in Dan Brown’s Inferno under an expert guide. After this learn about the Medici family while visiting the corridor designed by Giorgio Vasari for the family to pass from their house to the seat of government. The biggest highlight of this tour is the visit to Uffizi Gallery- which is one of the most important galleries of the “Pearl of Renaissance”- Florence.
A trip to Florence in incomplete without visiting the Uffizi gallery. It is generally very crowded as it houses some of the best works of all times. That’s why the skip the line access is perfect for you. There are works of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio housed here and a guided tour on the background stories of all these tours is perfect for you to make the best of your visit
This tour is perfect for anybody who is into art and likes to understand the intricacies of masterpieces. In Florence, in Accademia- Michelangelo’s most acclaimed sculpture is housed. You have the David here and on this tour you will get to learn about how was David made. You will also visit one of the most famous art galleries of the world-Uffizi Galleries.
With this tour, explore the two top most galleries of Florence. You will have a famous art historian’s voice accompanying you all the time. First is the Accademia Gallery-which houses many famous works of Michelangelo, specially the original version of david- his most famous sculpture. Then you move on to explore Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest galleries in the world.
Share your experience - Rate Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Visited with no reservation and waited just under 2 hours. Beware the touts offering queue jumping. A bit hectic inside as you might expect but the art was still easy to enjoy. Got the audio guide but barely used it, the info cards for each painting were just as informative and far quicker! Spend about 3 hrs, pretty good considering that was with two young kids!
Amazing, absolutely a must-visit while in Florence! If you want a free audio guide, try Rick Steve's audio guide of the Uffizi. His guides are great. It's worth stopping in the Uffizi cafe, you'll get to it when you're about half way through the gallery. We sat at the outside tables, ordered coffees and waters with no problem (you have to order with the wait staff to sit at the tables outside). Buy your tickets for the gallery online ahead of time!! And get to the gallery early (before 9am) - less people. Enjoy!
Florence one or probably the most beautiful and import historical city in the world. Uffizi gallery is absolutely amazing, and a very reasonable price . Only a very big suggestion. To buy a ticket there are 2 options . 1) stay on the line and buy a ticket , or booking a ticket on line. Absolutely buy a ticket on line and pay extra 4 euro to buy the fast entry. Very useful and intelligent think to do. PS don't buy a ticket from people that try to sell tickets close by. Saving money in a real website is easy and safety
The system for tickets is weird! Exchange your tickets - queue, after you've got your tickets - queue! Even though we bought advance tickets not to queue! No one checked if you've got tickets, anyone could have joined the same queue without advance tickets, get to the entrance at the same time and buy the tickets then. When in the queue, some random guide told me off for speaking too loudly and her group can't hear her. I was just having a normal conversation, in a crowded and noisy environment with another traveler. And the guide, was obviously trying to conserve her energy, basically whispering into her mic for her group to hear. Pity her group, couldn't have been an energetic or uplifting tour. Museum itself was ok. Came from Rome and saw the Vatican museum, that was a lot better for us.
Amazing artwork, amazing architecture and very well laid out. If you don't purchase tickets ahead of time expect a long wait, but it's worth it! Be mindful of people trying to sell you a "special" deal if you take their tour. While you are there you may as well walk a few blocks further and see the Dome of Florence and the Statue of David.
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