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Uffizi Gallery

One of Florence's oldest and most popular museums with a vast collection of Italian masterpieces.

Uffizi Gallery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

1. Florence: Skip-The-Line Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket

Discover masterpieces of art at one of Italy's (and the world’s) greatest art museums, and enjoy skip-the-line entrance at the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Marvel at Italian Renaissance art by some of the greatest artists of all times. See paintings by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and others. Go to the gallery’s most renowned room to see the stunning collection by Botticelli. Admire his “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” and reflect upon his representation of the birth of the goddess as she emerges from the sea foam. Escape the hassle and hurry of organized group tours, and explore at your own pace. You are free to stay inside the museum for as long as you like. To see more stunning art, add skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens to your tour by selecting the option. After visiting the Uffizi, visit the palace and gardens in any order within the next 5 days.

Florence: Uffizi Ticket & Masterpieces Audio Guide Included

2. Florence: Uffizi Ticket & Masterpieces Audio Guide Included

Avoid the long lines and enter the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and enter quickly with this fast track ticket. Enjoy the visit at your pace thanks to our exclusive audio content crafted by our Art Historian; the day before your visit you'll receive a WhatsApp message with a reminder for the meeting point and the instructions to download our Mobile Audio Application on your devices; don't forget to charge your phone and bring your own earphones. On the day of the visit, you'll meet a staff member of the local partner in front of the entrance, under the Statue of Benvenuto Cellini along the Loggiato, to receive your ticket and go through the mandatory security line and you’re in. Enjoy the convenience of skipping both the ticket-buyers line and the ticket-pickup line. Then, explore one of Europe’s oldest museums with the help of our mobile audio guide application. Take a journey through the history of art from the Middle Ages through the Italian Renaissance. Marvel at masterpieces such as Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa" and the only painting made on wood by Michelangelo. The Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures. We're looking forward to marvel you with this experience!

Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

3. Florence: Skip-the-Line Uffizi Small Group Tour

The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see when visiting Florence. Built in 1560 and known as the world's oldest museum, it was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari. The grand duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici decided to re-establish the authority of the Medici family. After Cosimo I eliminated most of his rivals, he gave an office to the rest to keep an eye on them. In fact, Uffizi means offices. After his death, his children lost interest in politics. His eldest son, Francesco I, brought his private collection of artworks and made the Uffizi his private museum. On this tour Uffizi tour, save time but also learn inside stories behind some of the most notable masterpieces conserved in Florence. After your tour, enjoy some refreshments in the cafeteria on the Uffizi Gallery's terrace. Take in the unique views of the city, relax and take pictures.

Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace & Boboli Combined 5-Day Pass

4. Florence: Uffizi, Pitti Palace & Boboli Combined 5-Day Pass

Explore the top sights of Florence with this combination entry ticket. This combination ticket, in addition to saving you money, allows you to visit 4 of Florence's major attractions over 5 days starting from your first visit to the Uffizi Gallery. This initial visit will be the only one with a specific date and time to exchange your voucher, thanks to our hosts. You can visit the remaining museums at your own convenience without any time restrictions, except for the museums' opening hours. Discover the Pitti Palace, see the iconic Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery, and learn the history of Florence at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. Begin your exploration by meeting a host in front of the Uffizi to pick up your reserved entrance ticket. After visiting the Uffizi, you will have five days to see the rest of the sights. Start with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery, home to iconic paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. See Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” Caravaggio's "Medusa," and works from Michelangelo. Marvel at the invaluable collection of ancient Roman statues that adorns the corridors. Next, discover Pitti Palace and its Palatine Gallery. Admire masterpieces of famous painters, including Caravaggio, Botticelli, Rubens, and Titians. Then, visit the Royal Apartments, where the Medici Family, The Grand Dukes of Tuscany, and the Italian Royal Family lived.  Take in the relaxing atmosphere and luxury of the Boboli Gardens and get a sense of the privilege and power enjoyed by the Medici family before heading to the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure Museum to learn about Florence's rich history of culture. Finish with a visit to the immense National Archeological Museum of Florence and see ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery, David & Accademia Small Group Tour

5. Florence: Uffizi Gallery, David & Accademia Small Group Tour

Discover the most visited museums in Florence alongside a professional guide. Together you'll admire the exhibit's most important works as you appreciate the art of the Italian Renaissance. Your guide will take you through the priority entrance into both galleries without having to wait in the long lines. Throughout your experience your guide will be on hand to explain the most important works of art which are contained inside the museums. The first stop will be the visit to The Uffizi Gallery with its pictorial collections and masterpieces by artists and protagonists of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Later, the guide will take you to the Accademia Gallery to discover the most famous Florentine symbol: Michelangelo's David. The gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures by Michelangelo, and is a place where you can also admire the museum of musical instruments, the collection of golden-background paintings, and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for Pope Julius II.

Uffizi + David & Accademia - Skip The Line Tickets

6. Uffizi + David & Accademia - Skip The Line Tickets

Exchange your voucher at the local partner's office then head off to the galleries where you can enjoy skip-the-line access and avoid the long waiting times. At the Uffizi Gallery, admire the array of collections which include masterpieces by renowned artists from the Renaissance movement such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. As you explore, follow the lives of the artists themselves while admiring their pieces, including The Birth of Venus, Medusa, and Primavera. Next, head to the second most visited gallery in Florence, the Accademia, which houses the largest collection of sculptures by Michelangelo. Here, marvel at the impressive 520 centimeter marble sculpture of David, which is a true emblem of the Renaissance period.

Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

7. Florence: Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

Let your expert local guide lead your way to the city’s most impressive museums and sites with skip-the-line access. The tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Accademia, where you’ll learn the secrets behind Michelangelo’s colossal David. Then proceed to Duomo Square to admire the gorgeous cathedral façade and the record-breaking dome by Brunelleschi. Stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria. The tour then culminates with a guided visit inside the Uffizi to admire masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Ponte Vecchio and the city from the museum upper floor and terrace. The small group setting of 10-15 people allows for the guides to provide you with a more personalized tour that will allow you to better understand Florence. In a small group, you will learn more and get the most out of your experience. 

Uffizi Gallery Skip the line Ticket (With Escorted Entrance)

8. Uffizi Gallery Skip the line Ticket (With Escorted Entrance)

You'll begin by being escorted into the gallery by your staff, receiving your ticket to enter directly without wasting time in line. The gallery attracts more than one million annual visitors who want to take a look at this art collection. Among its many artworks you'll discover paintings of artists and protagonists of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Once inside the gallery you will enjoy a chronological trip that will allow you to travel through time, starting from Byzantine art in Tuscany through to the wonderful Renaissance. Following this fantastic visit you'll be welcome to take advantage of the gallery's services by enjoying a snack at the bar, enjoying one of the best views of Florence from the terrace in front of Palazzo Vecchio.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

9. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

Avoid the queues into Florence's renowned Uffizi Gallery and enjoy the museum exploring around one of the world's most celebrated collections of art. The handsome, 16th-century building, just a stone's throw from the banks of the River Arno, boasts some of Italy's most recognisable masterpieces. Originally designed by Giorgio Vasari, the gallery initially served as the offices for the Florentine magistrates, hence the name Uffizi, meaning “offices” in Italian. It now home to works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio, and many more. Amongst the highlights are Botticelli's famous Primavera and Birth of Venus. The latter, depicting the goddess of love's emergence from the sea, is a national treasure and the museum's icon – a crowning example of the Renaissance's masterful expression of beauty and spiritual purity.

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Guided Discovery Tour

10. Florence: Uffizi Gallery Guided Discovery Tour

The Uffizi Gallery is the oldest and most important museum in the world, we will relive the life of the Medici family, from the rise to power to the fall. We will discover together who was Botticelli's Venus, the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael. We will analyse the Gothic part and all the Florentine Renaissance, Michelangelo, Piero della Francesca. With the establishment of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici in the ancient municipal seat of Palazzo Vecchio, the policy of exalting the monarchy within the city perimeter began. In 1560 the duke wanted to bring together the most important Florentine magistracies, called offices previously located in various locations, in a single building placed under his direct supervision. The offices of thirteen important Magistrates that regulated the administration of the Medici state were to be located in the new building and therefore the works were entrusted to Giorgio Vasari, his favorite architect. So why is it considered the oldest museum in the world…? In 1581 Francesco I, son of Cosimo, decided to close and use the loggia on the top floor as a personal gallery where to collect his magnificent collection of fifteenth-century paintings. For this reason, it is considered my oldest in the world, because Francesco I had more interest in the art of governing.

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based on 23,324 reviews

Ufizzi Gallery with its master pieces and David in the Academia are a must when you visit Florence! Take a guided tour as we did, because it is impossible to know so much as your guide will tell you. For the Ufizzi Gallery our guide was Christian, who was excellent in telling the history of the most famous paintings with so many details. For the Academia and David tour our guide was Martina. We hade a sublime 90 minutes lecture for David, Michelangelo and the Academia. After the tour we've visited the chambers with musical instruments and saw old original keyboard instruments from Bartolomeo Cristofory. Fortunately our guide Martina has told us for those chambers, otherwise we would have missed them.

Our guide was both knowledgeable and responsive to all our questions. She brought the art and history to life for us - the uninitiated - with a gentle touch.

Manuela was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and gave great explanations of the history and symbology of not only the art, but of Florence too.

We ended up being the only people on our group tour. Our guide was personable. Knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed every minute of it.

Skip the queue to enter the museum, leave a bit of time to collect the tickets. There was a small queue.