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
- 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.
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
12,30 or 1,00 pm
1 hour and 30 minutes
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!
Local guide officially authorized.
Whisper System (included only for groups over 10 persons).
The Museum is located in the Piazzale degli Uffizi - Florence, between Signoria Square and the Arno river.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
06 Oct 2015
Be inspired by the overwhelming amount of art and history in this building and it's surroundings. We spent a cold afternoon wandering through the various galleries and court yards just enjoying being there. Imagining what it must have been like to have been a Medici and have lived in such an amazing place. All of the galleries interlock and so...
06 Oct 2015
Crowded and you must book tickets in advance through the internet or you face a long wait... If it is so busy in October than I would not like to be there in mid tourist season
05 Oct 2015
THe finest collection of Renaissance paintings sculpture and objects. In many ways Florence was the center of the Renaissance. From the very well known of Michelangelo and Da Vinci to Caravaggio and Bernini. The museum is huge, and there are always lineups. Book tickets in advance for the morning, plan to spend most of the day there - it will...
05 Oct 2015
Had a wonderful experience at the uffizi and Vasari corridor. Our home town guide , Elisa was very knowledgable and funny. She kept it lively and went into the history and politics as well as the life stories of the artist..booked through Florencetown tours. Very pleased with the whole tour. The guide was "primo classe". Do wish Florencetown had advised...
05 Oct 2015
We visited on the free Sunday (coincidence ,not planned in advance), the first Sunday of the month. Tried at 2 pm and were discouraged with the long, long, line up. Gave up. Went walking about Florence, and by 5 pm were returning to our hotel, passing the Uffizi museum again. NO LINE UPS...we got in after 5 minutes. The top...
05 Oct 2015
Uffize quick visit to most interesting paintings Book ur ticket online it will save ur time a lot 1- Get in from gate 3. 2- Use elevator to get to level 2 3- go directly through the corridor to Room 15 to view two paintings for Leonardo Defincy protected with bullet proof glass. 4- Exit the room between these two...
05 Oct 2015
It was an incredible exhibition which was truly magnificent although overwhelming at times. It is a very big exhibition with many rooms and my husband and I only had the one day and got tired so missed a few rooms. If possible reserve tickets in advance and take the head sets as they were helpful in finding our way around...
01 Oct 2015
You cannot go to Florence and miss the Uffizi. It is a great museum with some amazing works of art. Book tickets in advance if you are going during the summer months and high tourist times. There is a separate place to pick up tickets near the entrance, so make sure you get in the right line! We probably spent...
01 Oct 2015
This art gallery is so famous (and rightly so) that we have found it helpful to get tickets reserved to assure entry. Sometimes your hotel can help get you tickets. It also is helpful to do some prep work to understand what the gallery is exhibiting. There is so much here that it can be overwhelming. A good guide book...
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01 Oct 2015
I had been to Florence before but missed this beautiful gallery previously. It's amazing and well worth the admission. I recommend using a guide as this will help you navigate through the vast array of paintings on display. I combined it with a trip through the Vasari Corridor which was a great experience and something a bot out of the...