Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Florence, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 16443 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

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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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30 May 2016
The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence. The building of Uffizi complex was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici to accommodate the offices of the Florentine magistrates, hence the name uffizi, "offices". The gallery displays some of the most exciting Renaissance artworks such as...
30 May 2016
The artwork from the 14th to 17th century is truly amazing. In spite of the crowds it should be unmissable from any visit to Florence. Booking ahead is advisable to avoid long queues.
30 May 2016
Incredible to think that the museum, as large as it is, only holds the collection of one family (not nearly all of that collection at that - hence the number of museums all over Florence). Well worth doing with a guide to understand the highlights but ok to do solo. If you do solo, do get the reserved tickets that...
30 May 2016
This was an opitional excursion for the group I was with. The various material I read said the tour was a must see and I was not disappointed. The gallery is amazing and could have been overwhelming had it not been for our tour guide. One and a half hours is sufficient for a solid overview and dealing with the...
30 May 2016
U have to book your Tickets and u must Come to Ticket Office 15 Minutes before your appointment ı recommend you not give your umbrellas to the wardrobe because they LOST our umbrella they do not LET you in with backpacks bigger bags or umbrellas
30 May 2016
We loved the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. There is so much art in Italy, in the museums and churches, etc. If you have time for 1 museum... this is the place to be. The paintings in every room are amazing. Th Uffizi has a lot to offer, especially if you enjoy old world artists.
30 May 2016
Gorgeous, jaw dropping sculpture, paintings, stonework - an amazing place to soak up the beauty of Italian Art
30 May 2016
Well worth getting a pre-booked ticket, either before you travel, or from your Hotel. (Some of which will book you a ticket). Outside there are people from the gallery who will sell you a tour, and take the price of your ticket from their tour cost although I am not sure the talk was worth the extra. Do your research...
30 May 2016
So many iconic and moving works of art. Even the frescoes in the ceiling were beautiful. I took a full day there but could easily have done two shorter visits to soak it all in. The reproduction of the boar statue is hidden in the corner but worth seeing. Definitely recommend this place. Get tickets ahead of time, possibly the...
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....
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