Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Florence, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 13993 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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27 Jan 2016
to see some of the art up close was just stunning, having seen them in books for so long this was an absolute delight. No need for the guided tours there is so much information on each piece and then you get to see and learn about what you like rather than what the guides want you to see, would...
27 Jan 2016
Here you can view many well-known paintings, sculptures, and other works of art created by brilliant minds. I recommend a guided tour to get some education and history with the paintings for a well-rounded experience.
27 Jan 2016
Be wowed by amazing artwork by so many greats from leonardo da vinci, caravaggio, botticelli, theres even the only surviving small (er) michelangelo fresco present. Also an incredible amount of statues and the medici families portraits of many famous personalities. Definitely need several hours to enjoy this gallery properly. Great views (free) from the cafe's balcony too!
27 Jan 2016
I'd recommend going in winter so you can take your time. There is a lot of exceptional art to see. The Birth of Venus will take your breath away.
27 Jan 2016
There is so much art to see here that one can be overwhelmed. We wound up spending twice as much time as we thought just taking in all the art and history. Listened to Rick Steve's audio tour while touring and it made the visit so much more educational and enjoyable.
26 Jan 2016
It's certainly worth a queue, even a long one. Breathtaking pieces of art. Botticelli is impossible to miss!
25 Jan 2016
Wonderful art museum filled with a number of great works. It's helpful to get an audio guide or an actual guide, especially if you are limited on time, so that you don't miss the highlights.
25 Jan 2016
Never believed I could examine a Michaelangelo and a DaVinci painting so closely. You are right there examining masterpieces from the 1400's feeling very small but delighted. It is unending the amount of famous works that you are familiar with through education and media. Now you get to see these paintings and sculptures in their full glory. Lucky you.
25 Jan 2016
A must see especially on a rainy day. Easy place to spend endless hours appreciating art and the beautiful surroundings.
25 Jan 2016
A must visit while in Florence. They have art that we have not seen at the Met in NYC so defiantly a must to visit. Also get a audio tour if you'd like to save on a private tour. We visited in January and it was not very busy. Prepare to spend about 2 hours on the short end
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