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Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Guided Tour
Skip The Line | Mobile Tickets| Guided Tour | Flexible Cancellation Policy
  • Gain skip the line entry to the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour in a small group of no more than 14 people with a professional guide.
  • Marvel at legendary masterpieces by renowned artists like Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto and many more which are proudly hosted within the labyrinth of rooms in the Uffizi Gallery.
  • This guided tour will be conducted in your choice of language: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
  • Kindly note that while your tickets allow you to skip the entry line into the gallery, the line through security check cannot be bypassed.
  • Reduced Prices are available as per the date and time of experience chosen. Please check the booking page for further information.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Priority Entrance Tickets to the Uffizi Gallery
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  • With these priority entrance tickets, you can bypass the long ticketing lines and save precious time to spend inside the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Home to the world’s greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art, with masterpieces by Giotto, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, and Caravaggio, the Uffizi Gallery evokes a strong emotion of awe and wonder.
  • Wander the halls of Florence's most visited museum at your own pace and discover the many works of art ranging from the 12th century to the 17th century, including Botticelli's famed ""Birth of Venus"".
  • Entry for anyone below 18 is free. EU citizens below the age of 25 enjoy reduced price tickets which they can avail at the Gallery itself.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Skip The Line Access to the Uffizi Gallery with Audioguide
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  • Bypass the arduous ticketing lines to the Uffizi Gallery and explore the masterpieces on display with your audio pen keeping you company every stride of the way.
  • Admire the museum's vast collection of art, held in over 45 halls and containing priceless masterpieces like Venus of Urbino by Titian and Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael.
  • With the help of your audiopen ( available in English | Spanish | French | German | Italian | Chinese ) and an interactive map, navigate and learn about the history and provenance of the major artifacts in the museum.
  • Entry is free for children aged 7 and younger (they will not be given an audioguide or map) but please select the number of children in your group at the time of booking.
  • Due to security reasons, the gallery is allowed to accommodate a certain number of people at any given time. Hence, on a crowded day, your entry could be slightly delayed.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
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Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries
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  • Explore two of the most renowned museums in Florence - the Accademia Galleries and Uffizi, on this tour that lets you bypass the hours-long lines with a professional guide in a language of your choice (English, German, Italian, Spanish and French guided tours available).
  • Learn about the various pieces of art, sculptures, and paintings as you take in the vast and famous collections housed at both museums.
  • From the magnificent sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo housed at the Accademia Gallery to the coveted paintings of Botticelli and Giotto housed inside the Uffizi Gallery, this tour is a fine taste of culture and art.
  • This tour is divided into 2 parts - the first half starting at 10:30 AM from Accademia Gallery and the second half starting from Uffizi Gallery at 4:30 PM. After the first half of your tour at Accademia Galleria, you're free to grab lunch and walk about the city until the second half of the tour begins.
  • Children aged 6 years and below do not require a ticket for this guided tour.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Early Access: Skip the Line Uffizi Tour & Palazzo Vecchio
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  • Benefit from skip the line access to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery and learn fascinating facts on Renaissance art with the help of your English-speaking guide on a 3-hour guided tour.
  • The Uffizi Gallery with its treasure trove of artistic masterpieces by renowned artists like Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo, is an extraordinary journey through art history.
  • Round off your trip with a journey back in time at the Palazzo Vecchio and catch glimpses of Roman ruins, a medieval fortress, and a breathtaking Renaissance chambers adorned with paintings.
  • Children aged below 14 yrs enjoy reduced prices for this guided tour.
  • 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 | Mobile Tickets| Guided Tour | Best Of Florence | Flexible Cancellation Policy
  • On this 6-hour English guided tour, explore the best of what Florence has to offer with skip the line entry to the Uffizi & Accademia Galleries.
  • Situated along the borders of the Arno river in the middle of the Tuscan Hills, Florence boasts of large number of museums and impressive landmarks such as the Uffizi and Accademia galleries where talented artists have left their mark.
  • Start your tour at the Accademia Gallery and learn about the many artworks harboured within its walls, including the legendary sculpture of David by Michelangelo.
  • Afterwards, explore the narrow streets of Florence on foot and acquaint yourself with its history and culture before heading to the Uffizi Gallery with its extraordinary collection of artworks from the Renaissance period.
  • Audio headsets will be provided for groups of more than 15 people.
  • Reduced Prices are available as per the date and time of experience chosen. Please check the booking page for further information.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Palazzo Pitti & Palatine Gallery Skip The Line Tickets
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  • Skip the long ticketing lines and gain direct entry into Palazzo Pitti, commissioned by banker Luca Pitta and the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, inhabited over the centuries by the Medici, Lorraine and Savoy families.
  • The palace houses an impressive collection of silver and jewelry, a couple of art museums and a series of rooms that recreate life in the palace during House of Savoy times, allowing you to delve into the history of the place and architecture.
  • Tour the magnificent State apartments and admire the rusticated stonework and style of the Palace which gives the palazzo a severe and powerful atmosphere.
  • After touring the Royal apartments and State rooms, head over to the Palatine Gallery which holds many riches and treasures acquired by the Medicis over the years including gorgeous artworks and historical artifacts.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Boboli Gardens Skip The Line Entrance Tickets
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  • With these tickets, you can skip the long ticketing lines and gain entry into the Boboli Gardens at Uffizi where architecture, nature, and sculptures meet in a heady bang of Renaissance style and wonder.
  • Admire the many attractions in and around the park up close, such as the 6-meter high obelisk from the time of Ramses II, the stunning grottoes, and the regal Fountain of Neptune.
  • Stroll along the geometric pathway wound around this verdant green landscape and surround yourself with basic expressions of the ideals from the Renaissance period with formally ordered, beautifully adorned, and simulated ancient structures.
  • Included in the ticket price is a visit to the Bardini Gardens and the Museum of Porcelain which were only recently opened to the public and delve within a period of true Renaissance beauty.
  • This tour cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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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.