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Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Guided Tour

  • Skip The Line
  • Expert Guided Tour
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Free Cancellation
  • Skip the long entry lines and gain direct access into the iconic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the finest art collections in the world with a small group of less than 15 guests!
  • Benefit from a 2 hour tour conducted by a professional and friendly local guide in either English,Italian, Spanish, French or German.
  • See the legendary works of prolific painters including Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giotto and many more!
  • This experience may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Priority Entrance Tickets to Uffizi Gallery

  • Priority Access
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Best-seller
  • Enjoy priority access and save time as you make your way into the Uffizi Gallery to admire some of the greatest art from the Renaissance era!
  • Discover a wide range of art from the 12th to 17th century and admire some of the most iconic works of art housed at the Gallery, like the Birth of Venus and La Primavera by the Italian master, Sandro Botticelli.
  • These tickets are timed tickets, helping you avoid hour-long ticketing queues at the venue.
  • Tickets once booked can not be cancelled or amended
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Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Audioguide Tour

  • Skip The Line
  • Audio-guide
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Skip the lines into the incredible Uffizi Gallery with your mobile prepurchased tickets that let you save hours that would have otherwise been spent in ticketing queues.
  • Discover the wondrous works of art that are held at the gallery and learn all about their provenance and other interesting facts with the help of an audio guide and a complimentary interactive map of the museum.
  • You will need to show a valid photo ID at the time of collecting your audiopen, along with giving a credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) to pre-authorize a 40 Euro deposit for each device; this deposit will be returned to you once the Audiopens are returned to the tour agency.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries

  • Skip The Line
  • Expert Guided Tour
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Combo
  • Free Cancellation
  • Embark on the ultimate art lover's adventure with this tour that lets you explore the Accademia Gallery in the morning and the Uffizi Gallery in the late afternoon, while still leaving a little time in the middle of the day to experience a taste of Florence.
  • Make the most of your expert local guide by choosing the language in which the tour is conducted out of English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French and enjoy the insightful commentary that follows on this tour.
  • Get to experience some of the most iconic works of art by the great Italian masters of the Renaissance, like the statue of David by Michelangelo, and La Primavera by Botticeli.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Early Access: Skip the Line Uffizi Tour & Palazzo Vecchio

  • Early Access
  • Guided Tour
  • Recommended
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Enter the Uffizi Gallery before most of the crowd with this early access group tour of less than 15 guests.
  • Your guide will give you fascinating insights into the artists that made waves during the Renaissance such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto and many more!
  • After an insightful tour of the Uffizi Gallery, you will proceed to the dominating Palazzo Vecchio, a symbol of Florence where you will get to marvel at stunning frescos by Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • This 3-hour tour is bound to give you a perfect, seamless Florentine experience with early access and mobile tickets.
  • You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Florence City Tour

  • Skip The Line
  • Expert Guided Tour
  • Mobile Tickets
  • Best of Florence
  • Free Cancellation
  • Embark on the ultimate artistic exploration with skip-the-line tickets that lets you explore the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery; giving you the perfect way to spend your day in the stunning city of Florence.
  • Kickstart your day in Florence with a guided tour of the Accademia Galleries where you will get to marvel at the most iconic works of art like the statue of David by Michelangelo, and La Primavera by Botticelli.
  • You will then embark on a city tour, your English-speaking guide will help you explore all the crowning glories of Florence as you walk through the stunning cobbled streets of the ancient city.
  • Finally, end your 6-hour tour at the magnificent Uffizi Gallery, an iconic establishment whose walls are adorned by the likes of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and many more.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance.
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Intro

In the heart of Florence lies Galleria degli Uffizi, also known as Uffizi Gallery , one of the world’s finest and oldest art galleries.It houses masterpieces from Leonardo’s times and its curation of paintings and sculptures will have art lovers weak in the knees. To put its merit to perspective, it is safe to say that it ranks right up with the Louvre in Paris and The Metropolitan Museum in New York. It is the second most visited museum in Italy, second to the Vatican Museum in Rome and though majority of the works here are chiefly Italian Renaissance masterpieces, it also houses a commendable collection of classical sculptures.

Uffizi Gallery History

In 1560, Cosimo I de' Medici, the second Duke of Florence commissioned Giorgio Vasari, his favourite architect to design a building for administrative and judicial purposes , hence lending to the name “Uffizi” – Office. After his death in 1574, the new duke, Francis I, commissioned Bernardo Buontalenti to convert the top floor of the Uffizi into a repository for the art treasures amassed by the Medici family from the 13th century. Every member of the dynasty thus expanded the collection until the dynasty perished in 1743, after which the collection was left to the state of Tuscany. The Uffizi finally opened doors the public after repeated request in 1765 and exactly hundred years later in 1865, it was formally coined a museum.

Exploring Uffizi Gallery

Clocking in over two million visitors yearly, the Uffizi Gallery is ranked amongst the Top 5 things to do in Florence by Tripadvisor. In its U-shaped frescoed labyrinth, you are transported to the Renaissance era of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello, admiring their original works in all its splendour and glory. The Uffizi Gallery was built by the famous Renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari and commissioned by Cosimo I de’Medici way back in 1559. The most mind boggling part of Uffizi Gallery is that, the entire curation is the private collection of just the Medici family , and only a part that too. There are more priceless pieces of art tucked away in other parts of the museum which is not open to public viewing! In short, what began with a collection of artwork influential Medici family is now a world-class museum!

Uffizi Gallery Floor Plan

The Uffizi Gallery is spread over 3 floors and and here’s a basic floor plan of the Uffizi Gallery that will help you navigate around the museum with better ease. It is best to start from the top floor as it holds the important works and consumes maximum time to cover and then find your way down.

Ground Floor

The ticket office and bookstore is located on this floor. If you’re interested in glancing through books on art, history, museum guides and picking up souvenirs, you can visit this shop located bang opposite the entrance. You will be passing this bookstore cum souvenir shop on your way to the exit, so you can walk through here on your way out too.

First Floor

This floor has many interesting halls and temporary exhibits. You will see the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings here, but you will essentially see the rest of the collection on the second floor.

Second Floor

This floor houses the main and most interesting halls in the museum. There are a total of 45 halls on the second floor of the Uffizi Gallery displaying art spanning from the 13th to the 18th century. At the very end of the second floor, you will find a cafe overlooking the alazzo Vecchio and the rest of the historical center of Florence. From here, you can head back to the first floor along a modern staircase to visit the recently modernized sections of the museum and subsequently to the bookstore and exit along the same path.

Must-See at the Uffizi Gallery

“The Ognissanti Madonna" by Giotto

Hall 2 is dedicated to the 13th century Italian artist - Giotto di Bondone and houses one of his most important works the "Madonna Enthroned", also known as "Ognissanti Madonna". In this painting , Giotto has introduced Virgin Mary portrayed as a real woman with feminine form.

"Annunciation" by Leonardo Da Vinci

This masterpiece was realized between 1475 and 1480 by Leonardo da Vinci and reveals some of the typical traits of Leonardo’s earliest art, such as “reproducing” the nature inside his works. The elements of “science within art” oozing out of this painting makes it a remarkable piece.

"Venus of Urbino" by Titian

In Hall 83, you can admire this this painting rich in allegories commissioned by the Duke of Urbino in 1538. The essence is derived from the Sleeping Venus, painted in 1510 by Giorgione and the incredible use of lights and colors by Titian reflects the sensuality of Venus’ naked body.

"Birth of Venus" by Botticelli

A masterpiece by the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli, the "Birth of Venus" was realized between 1482 and 1485 and has become a landmark of 15th century Italian art, rich in allegorical references to classic literature. It is said that the "Birth of Venus" is an ode to the Medici, the wealthy Florentine family who commissioned the work.

"Doni Tondo" by Michelangelo

The “Doni Tondo” is a XVI century Italian art and the only painting on panel by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Uffizi Gallery. This round painting (“tondo” in Italian means round) is characterized by unnatural poses of the Mary, Joseph and Jesus with shimmery colors giving it a unique touch.