Uffizi Gallery

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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)

    1. 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)

    2. 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)

    3. 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)

    4. 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)

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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 12,365 reviews

The experience was overall amazing. Perfectly organized The tour was extremely interesting and while we were walking to the Uffizi with the guide we got to learn some of Florence history as well. I went we some friends and our kids and it was the perfect tour for them as well Thanks to the guide we were able to see the best of the Uffizi Gallery and learn a lot. The guide was very competent and pleasant to listen to. I absolutely enjoy it and recommend it. I look forward to go back and visit the Accademy which was still close during our visit Thanks you!!

Our guide was very knowledgable and illustrated the development of the renaissance using the museums artworks. I would highly recommend this tour

Thank you, Eduardo, for your visit. It was great and very interesting. You gave us a lot of good details. I recommend 100%. Mathilde

Super interesting visit with a great guide. She walked us through art and Uffizi history and we had a very good time.

We enjoyed very much our guided tour. Very professional! We took advantage of slow season. Uffizi was almost empty