Uffizi Gallery: Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration options: 30 minutes - 3.5 hours
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.
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.
Perhaps the Uffizi's most famous work, Botticelli's masterpiece depicts the emergence of Venus from the sea into sensuous adulthood.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Laetizia was excellent. She had a great way of making the tour fun as well as educational. The tour includes academia and uffizi as well as a tour of the city where you can learn more about the key monuments .
Well worth the visit. Best to pay for a guide as we wouldn’t have found it as interesting otherwise. Edwardio was very informative and was fluent in English and Italian
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