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5 unmissable artworks at the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of Florence's oldest and most popular museums, yet still vast enough to challenge even the most ravenous art lover. Our advice? Quality over quantity! Here's a selection of the best paintings to help you decide what to see.

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (Room 7)

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (Room 7)

Masaccio's mastery of color and dimension made him the first great painter of the Early Renaissance. His Virgin is juxtaposed with Gothic angels probably painted by Masolino.

Birth of Venus (Room 10)

Birth of Venus (Room 10)

Perhaps the Uffizi's most famous work, Botticelli's masterpiece depicts the emergence of Venus from the sea into sensuous adulthood.

Adoration of the Magi (Room 15)

Adoration of the Magi (Room 15)

This unfinished piece by Leonardo da Vinci may not be his best, but it helps unravel the great artist's method. It's certainly one of the most interesting!

Madonna of the Harpies (Room 26)

Madonna of the Harpies (Room 26)

Andrea del Sarto is one of the High Renaissance's unsung heroes. Room 26 lets you compare his bold, imposing works to those of his more famous contemporary, Raphael.

Bacchus (First floor, Room 4)

Bacchus (First floor, Room 4)

Caravaggio's use of shadow was unrivalled in his time. In one of his less dramatic works, however, he beautifully captures flawed humanity in his portrayal of the Roman God of wine.

Our insider tips

Gallery hours

The Uffizi Gallery's opening hours are 8:15AM - 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th, and Mondays.

How much time?

If you're planning to fit the Uffizi Gallery into a broader itinerary for the day, you could cover the highlights in about three hours. Consider allowing twice that amount if you're a bona fide art buff, or simply want to make the most of your ticket!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 8:15 AM-6:50 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices start from €23. Secret tip: the first Sunday of each month is free entrance, but make sure you get there in good time to avoid disappointment.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. It's worth checking our our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The Uffizi Gallery is right to the Piazza della Signoria, which can be reached in 10 minutes by foot from Florence's main train station, the Santa Maria Novella.
  • Additional information
    **Flash photography is not permitted. | It is a good idea to combine your visit of the Uffizi Gallery with a general tour of the beautiful city of Florence.*

What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 12,432 reviews

Unquestionably the best way to experience the Uffizi Gallery

Our guide, Irina, was an artist and had exceptional knowledge of art history and the development of styles/periods. Waiting time was minimal and our entire tour was efficiently executed. The guide kept us together and led us through the gallery, focusing on strategic works that demonstrated the period or specifically important artists. Her delivery was passionate and her knowledge exceptional. If it wasn't for her guidance, we could easily have spent an entire day in the gallery and learnt very little. This definitely the best way to visit the Uffizi Gallery.

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Superb, knowledgeable guide Julia made the tour a delight

We met up with Julia at the appointed time and went smoothly through security and getting our tickets. Julia was simply amazing, and incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Renaissance Art History. I learned a great deal about the history of the Medicis, the development of art through the centuries from Medieval religious art to nature and perspective, through to Botticelli's Venus. It really wasn't what I was expecting, but to concentrate on just a couple of areas was incredibly valuable and I highly recommend Julia from Get Your Guide.

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Laura went above and beyond as our tour guide!

This was my 4th GetYourGuide tour and all were very good. However, in this case, Laura provided an exceptional experience which really stood out. She was very passionate and knowledgeable. My wife (honeymoon) does not usually appreciate art or history, but she was hooked throughout the entire tour. Absolutely would recommend, just for the art, but if you get Laura you are in for a special treat.

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Excellent tour, not only art highlights but the history of Florence1

Julia was an amazing guide. She was able to put everything together-- the art, the history, and why the Uffizi is such a special place. One can easily buy a ticket and go look at the art, but we gained such an appreciation for the art - the technical aspects, it's political message, and why the artist themselves were so special. Thank you -- I can't say enough good about this tour!

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We much enjoyed the whole experience. The bikes and back streets were safe and easy to ride. Our guide was knowledgeable, energetic and interesting. We were two couples meeting only for this - one young and us, quite older. But it worked beautifully - not too taxing and covered incredible range of sites. Highly recommended.

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