About The Uffizi Gallery:
Florence's Uffizi Gallery is the most visited attraction of its kind in Italy and one of the oldest public art institutions in the world. Officially inaugurated as a museum in the mid-19th century, the modern Uffizi treats millions of annual visitors to a prestigious collection of fine Renaissance art. Much of this was gifted to the city of Florence by the last heiress of House Medici, a powerful banking family whose principle members were avid art patrons.
During this guided tour you'll skip past the ticket queue* and ascend the gallery's grand staircase to the first exhibition level. The Uffizi collection is spread out across 3 floors in total, meaning you'll start from the top and work your way down. Most of the highlight artworks are located on the first (2nd) floor; these include the aforementioned Medici collection, Botticelli's Birth of Venus plus other works, and selected early paintings by Leonardo da Vinci.
The second (1st floor) mainly focuses on European painters of the 16th to 18th centuries, such as Rembrandt, El Greco and Diego Velázquez. Also on show are halls dedicated Raphael and Titian. After the guided tour you'll have additional time to peruse the Uffizi's 100+ halls at your own pace.
*As with all current visitors you will be required to pass through a security metal detector.
Guided Tour Days/Times:
- April 2 - October 31, 2018: Tuesday to Sunday at 16:30.
- Exceptions: 1 & 6 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sept and 7 Oct.
16:30 indicates the time at which the guided tour will start, though the gallery itself is open Tuesday to Sunday from 08:15 to 18:50. After your tour has ended, feel free to explore the Uffizi Gallery at your own pace until closing time.
- Uffizi Gate No 1.
Note: Voucher exchange required before departure point arrival, see Usage Instructions. The Uffizi Gallery is located at Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze.
- English, Italian, Spanish, German and French.
- 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
| City Sightseeing Florence Tour:
This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery includes a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. Click/tap the link below to find out more about Florence's official sightseeing tour.
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