Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Florence, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 16334 reviews)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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

We sell Official tickets authorized from Civita-Opera Laboratori Fiorentini that you can visit here

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

We sell Official tickets authorized from Civita-Opera Laboratori Fiorentini that you can visit here

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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25 May 2016
We pre-booked our tickets online for a Wednesday (booked 10 days prior). Arrived at 8:00 at door 3 for an 8:15 reservation. Note, door 3 was not marked when we arrived. It's on the opposite side of the entrance to museum. A museum employee checked our confirmations for time. We got our tickets very quickly from the reservation ticket office....
25 May 2016
Sara, the Florencetown guide, was brilliant. She is a university professor with a doctorate in art history and she spoke such wonderful English that we had no trouble understanding the nuances as she explained the various works of art. We learned much during the tour about the artistic process, as well as many humorous stories about the politics and intrigue...
25 May 2016
The Uffizi contains a great deal of important Italian art from the middle ages through the baroque, in addition to art from other European nations. It would be impossible to give even a casual account of all that's here. I was particularly taken with the collection of Florentine and other Italian Gothic painting. One painting I came specifically to see...
25 May 2016
A wonderful gallery if you are interested in medieval art and a magnificent setting with some excellent views over Florence. However, although we had pre-booked tickets we still had to stand in a queue for over half an hour for our 'fast track' entry. That was 10.30am. We went again with our Firenze card in mid afternoon and walked straight...
25 May 2016
Huge building and 50+ rooms of amazing paintings and artwork. Well organized, but minimal signage for direction. Highly recommend the Firenze card to skip the line, although lines were shorter than the other attractions.
25 May 2016
Italian Renaissance at its best. A minus because of the crowded permanent entry but with a pre-reservation it is better
25 May 2016
There is no sense in me listing all the greats works at this museum. You can read for yourself on the museum's website. Suffice it to say that this museum has something for everyone. And it has some jaw dropping pieces. You could easily spend an entire day but it's well worth a visit even if you have only a...
20 May 2016
Spent the morning at the Uffizi looking at the great art collection, an absolute must for all fine art fans. More old masters than you ever expect and an absolute delight for the senses. Tip, pre book your tickets or you will wait in a very long line to get in, it costs and extra four Euros but worth it,...
20 May 2016
This is a must visit place in florence. We booked in advance ( telephonic booking) & hence no waiting lines at arrival. Please note that booking fees of 4 euro is added if booked with phone.It is U shaped gallery & shows art work of renaissance. Must see is work of Leonardo di vinci & Botticelli.
20 May 2016
A must see if you are in Firenza but beware there is only so many breathtaking sculptures and paintings that the brain can take in. Try and get hold of a guide and plan what are the things you really want to see. If you can bear the queues make more than one visit.
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