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
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).
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.