Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Florence, Italy
Rating: 4.0 / 5
     (based on 10672 reviews)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Tour language:
Audioguide:
Uffizi Gallery Bacco Uffizi Gallery Tondo Doni La primavera del Botticelli

Visit the Uffizi Gallery with a professional guide!

Don't miss the opportunity to transform your visit into a memorable experience. Booking a guided tour can make the difference!

Just try to imagine the overwhelming power of 45 rooms full of paintings... and now consider how much time are you planning to spend in the Uffizi... maybe just 2 or 3 hours? Result: a possible disaster. Sadly most of visitors forget that in approaching such an extraordinary collection what is really important is not to see everything, but to seize the essence of the masterpieces. It is necessary, if is your first time at the Uffizi, to focus on the highlights!

Allow a guide to explain you the technique, the historical context, the style, the iconography and the symbolic meanings of the 20/25 most famous paintings: in an hour an 30 minutes you will really understand and remember them forever. This will make your time valuable and your visit enjoyable. Small groups, experienced guides, it sounds great doesn't it? Remember, after the tour you can stay as long as you like and keep exploring the museum on your own.

To visit the Uffizi is like to take a journey across five centuries of Italian painting, don't start your journey unprepared!

The Tour will last 1 hour and 30 min., and will give you an high quality and entertaining introduction to these masterpieces of Florence!

 

Please note : the Tour is conducted only in English

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • Tour with a professional guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • See famous masterpieces like the Michelangelo's Holy Family, the Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the Spring
  • Stay in the museum how long you want after the guided tour

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

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Tour

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Time

12,30 or 1,00 pm

Duration

1 hour and 30 minutes

Language

English

Meeting Point

15 minutes before the starting time, meet the guide in front of the GATE 3 (on the right-hand side coming from Signoria square, opposite to entrance gate). The guide will give you entrance tickets!

Guide

Local guide officially authorized.

Audioguides

Whisper System (included only for groups over 10 persons).

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The Museum is located in the Piazzale degli Uffizi - Florence, between Signoria Square and the Arno river.

Museum

This museum is one of the main attractions of Florence, with its thousands of inestimable art works that cover the period of nearly five centuries.

History

When Cosimo I de 'Medici moved his residence to Palazzo Vecchio, ordered to clear out the administrative and judicial offices and between 1560 and 1570 engaged Giorgio Vasari to build a suitable seat for them (in fact the museum takes its name from this original destination); in 1565 he also built a corridor (the famous Vasari Corridor) which joined the Old Palace and the Pitti Palace.

Collections

In 1574 the first floor of this building was converted into a gallery of art works at the will of Francesco I de 'Medici, who commissioned the work to Buontalenti that later also realized the "Tribuna" to house the treasures of the Medici, and the Medici Theater. An important date for the Gallery was 1737, when Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici stipulated the "Convenzione" by which all the works here contained, were inextricably linked to the city of Florence. Even under the dynasty of Lorraine, the museum was enriched by works from every period and provenance, in order to create what is today the most important art gallery in Italy.

Masterpieces

Florentine painters: Giotto, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Cimabue, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino.

Italian painters: Gentile da Fabriano, Piero della Francesca, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Raffaello, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Simone Martini,  Perugino, Tintoretto, Veronese, Canaletto.

European painters: El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Hugo Van der Goes, Hans Memling, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer.

Greatest works:

  • Michelangelo, Tondo Doni, 1506 approx.
  • Botticelli, The Spring, 1482 approx.
  • Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1484 approx.
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Annunciation, 1475 approx.
  • Tiziano, Venus of Urbino, 1538
  • Raphael, Portrait of Leo X, 1518 approx.
  • Caravaggio, Bacchus, 1597 approx.
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31 Jul 2015
Buy your ticket in advance. If you have a voucher then you have to go to the ticket office across the plaza from the Museum entrance and exchange it for a ticket so save time and money by buying your ticket there. Have coffee in the cafe and enjoy the view of central Florence.
30 Jul 2015
This museum is worth going to while in Florence for sure. The Botticelli works are the most popular by far. Buy a ticket online beforehand and schedule admittance times to skip the lines. Going with friends and family who have more of an appreciation for the culture and art history is nice too. The cafe is overpriced and touristy. Try...
30 Jul 2015
There is much to see in this must place. I would suggest to plan in advance what you would like to see and where this is located. Make sure to book the tickets in advance to avoided a long waiting in lines.
30 Jul 2015
We went on the first Sunday of the month when many museums in Italy have free entrance. There was a very long wait but they keep you in a covered, shady area so you are protected from the elements. The museum has SO MUCH to see that it was well worth the long wait. Incredible paintings, sculptures, frescoes, and embellishments....
30 Jul 2015
This is an incredible gallery and, if you possibly can, make the effort in advance to see the Visari Corridor. It is not normally open to the public, only fro specially arranged tours. It is worth the effort, I promise. Some of the staff at the Uffizi went FAR beyond the call of duty looking after my wife when we...
30 Jul 2015
I am sure everything worth saying about this museum has already been said. Must see if you are in Florence. Even if you have to wait in line for few hours. I would strongly recommend purchasing “skip the line” tickets ahead of time, so you can spend your time admiring extraordinary artwork displayed. I did not get to spend enough...
30 Jul 2015
you must have a voucher number to receive tickets to enter. you need to give voucher or number to ticket office across from entrance to gallery and then prepare to wait in line. it is worth it. amazing things to see and learn and amazing people to meet.
29 Jul 2015
I'd recommend taking a tour if you want more explanation , we took a tour and went through a secret passageway that starts at the Uffizi gallery through pontevechio and ends somewhere (i forgot where )
26 Jul 2015
it is rich with valuable paints that gives an idea about the development of painting techniques. Each paint contains a combination of religious figures and other normal ones
26 Jul 2015
So many masters represented in one gallery! I would have come for one of these sculptures or paintings,but what a treat to stroll through room after room of beautiful masterpieces. They are beautifully displayed in spacious corridors and grand rooms in a palace overlooking the Arno. If you can, book an entrance time online before you go and work your...
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