Explore Uffizi Gallery

Open Hours

Tuesday to Sunday (8:15 AM - 6:50 PM)

The ticket office closes at 6:05 PM and they start shutting down the museum at 6:35 PM

Uffizi Gallery remains closed on Mondays,New Years Day, Christmas and May 1st.

Address

Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence, Italy

Getting to Uffizi Gallery

By Train

The closest station to Uffizi Gallery is the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. From here, the Gallery is a 10 minute walk.

By Car

The closest car park is near the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. You can park your car here and make a quick walk to the Gallery.

By Bus

You can take any bus that has a stop at the anta Maria Novella (SMN) train station. From here, you can walk over to the Gallery.

Tips to Enjoy your Uffizi Gallery Visit

  • Entry to the Uffizi Gallery is free on every first Sunday of the month. Beware, this also happens to be the most crowded day.

  • Audio guides are available in 6 languages - Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. One piece costs 6 euros and 2 pieces cost 10 euros

  • Photographing inside the Uffizi Gallery is strictly forbidden. Cameras are not allowed inside and phones are required to be kept on silent. Certain parts of the first floor of the gallery can be photographed, without flash however.

  • If there is a temporary exhibit going on during your visit, your ticket is inclusive of a visit to the exhibit as well. Tickets are free for children under the age of 6 , EU citizens who are below the age of 18 and for senior citizens aged 65 and above. A reduced ticket of 3.25 euros is available for EU citizens between the age of 18 and 25.

  • Those of you looking for the official website of Uffizi Gallery are likely to be disappointed as the official website is barebones with sparsely populated information. This is due to a constraint in the bureaucratic relationship between Italian museums and the Italian government. However, an alternate NPO website set up by friends of the Uffizi - Uffizi.org is a legit guide to the gallery and contains general information about the museum, its history, and offerings.

  • The Uffizi Gallery has limited washrooms, hence the queues tend to get quite long. Be prepared to wait.

  • It is advisable to start your visit from the second floor and then work your way down.

  • For a sedate and detailed tour of the Uffizi, keep aside a minimum of 3-4 hours. This will allow you to take occasional breaks, sit on the benches in the rooms and grab a bite to re-energize yourself.

  • Lifts are available for physically challenged visitors and are accessible only to them. Others are required to use the stairs.

  • Travel light as big bags will need to be checked into the cloakroom which means standing in additional queues.

  • If you have the Firenze Card, there is a seperate line at the Uffizi ticket counter that allows entry without prior reservations. The queue for this line also tends to be shorter.

  • Your Uffizi Gallery ticket allows your entry to the Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Treasury of the Grand Dukes, Modern Art Gallery, Fashion and Costume Museum, temporary exhibitions at Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Make the most of your ticket by visiting all these attractions.