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
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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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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...
26 Jul 2015
This is place is fantastic and lives up to its well deserved reputation as one of the most famous and best museums. It is located in the heart of Florence just by the river. The museum complex is vast and awesome. It is advisable not to just rush into the museum just for the Art, but also worthwhile to take...
25 Jul 2015
Other great artists represented included Lippi, Verocchio, Mantegna, Bronzino, Del Sarto, Boucher, Rembrandt, Breughel, Salviati, Parmagianino, and Lotto, amongst others. A truly fabulous gallery with lots of very beautiful paintings and old statues of beauty. We rushed through it on our last morning in Florence- very short wait with our firenze card. We only spent an hour here due to...
25 Jul 2015
This place was awesome! It was great to able to see all the masters in one place. It did get a bit overwhelming after a bit and we were happily ready to leave at the end but it was an amazing experience.
25 Jul 2015
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world given the rich amount of unique artworks and masterpieces conserved within its walls, the majority from the Renaissance period. Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery hosts works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello,...
25 Jul 2015
One of the best museums I have been to. Just 'Birth of Venus', 'The Spring', Boticelli's Magi are worth the visit. The progression from Middle ages to Renaissance itself gives a different perspective. A must see! Even my 8-yr old enjoyed every bit with some good preparation from Rick steve's guides and art videos.
25 Jul 2015
It is important to use the pre-registration service via the internet to avoid the long entrance queue. The service costs 7.75 Euro per ticket (even for the "free tickets" for 6-to-17-yrs-olds), but it is worth the price especially on hot summer days. And the gallery is great, with a huge wealth of fine arts from the 13th to the 18th...
24 Jul 2015
We toured the Uffizi with Florence Connection guide Helene and learned so much about all of the statues. Wonderful place.
24 Jul 2015
The Uffizi was huge and chock full of European art treasures. I was humbled to stand in front of the actual 'Birth of Venus' by Botticelli! Here is what you must know: Buy your tickets weeks (months?) ahead of time online. They were sold out of the early morning entrance times weeks before we went, and even at noon, the...
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