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.
27 Nov 2015
Must see on your Florence itinerary. Recommend that you prebook your ticket to avoid the queues. Excellent exhibits.
26 Nov 2015
To be so close to see the famous works of art, that one saw in their text books is indescrible. This is a place not to be missed.
26 Nov 2015
This museum is huge with many major works of art...original by davinci,Michelangelo,andbotecelli to name a few....many statues from Roman times as well. Our toyr was book by CAF...and I think our guides name was Stefani...absolutely wonderful....first no lines...tour got us in directly and she had great knowledge to share of what we were seeing..plus the entire history of the building...
26 Nov 2015
The gallery was very busy. We were lucky to get right in. But it was hard to step back and appreciate the art. The medusa shield toward the end was fantastic.
26 Nov 2015
Just so much to take in in a short time. Many beautiful works but almost too many to enjoy. Why don't these museums spread this wealth around. Certainly worth seeing but not enough time to really appreciate it all. I'm overwhelmed with the amount of art treasures in Italy. You would need a few months to see a majority of...
26 Nov 2015
This museum is not arranged chronologically, so it is a little confusing at first, but once you go through the galleries, the renaissance will unfold before you and within you. The turning point for me was the room with a single image: a painting by Bronzino of the Holy family. They might have been dressed in modern clothing, the halos...
26 Nov 2015
The gallery is big with beautiful rooms and it is a must for art lovers. We advise to book in advance.
25 Nov 2015
Not everything is finished in this renovation but it's light years from where it was. Many more works and better display. Many restored and clean pieces along with the building itself. Ceilings. Windows. Just astounding. buy tickets ahead on line.
25 Nov 2015
This is one of the great collections in the world in a fascinating building. It is impossible to see in a single visit and have any coherent sense of what you have seen. Do homework in advance and restrict your visit to the number of objects you can actually absorb. Do not join the mindless throng marching through each room....
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22 Nov 2015
One of the mandatory visits while in Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. To avoid standing in line, just purchase tickets through your hotel.