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Top sights in Florence
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!
- 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
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 .
We had the best guided tour ever in L`uffizio. Eduardo was a fantastic guy with a huge knowledge in the art & history. We can recommend him. Thank you so much for a great tour.
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