Columns and arches of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy
Columns and arches of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy

Uffizi Galleries (Gallerie degli Uffizi)

Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence, Tuscany, 50122

The basics

Due to its immense popularity, the museum often has long lines and extensive wait times—it's best to book skip-the-line admission to maximize your time. The galleries feature various long, winding hallways filled with priceless works of art, making it near-impossible to see everything on display.

Uffizi Gallery tours are recommended to help you see the top pieces and give some context to the works you’re viewing—small-group guided tours and self-guided audio tours are more than worthwhile. A visit is often combined with a stop at the nearby Accademia Gallery, which houses the Statue of David.

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Florence Uffizi Gallery Semi-Private Guided Tour
Florence Uffizi Gallery Semi-Private Guided Tour
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This was the best tour we had from our entire trip to Italy! Our guide was an absolute expert, and so passionate about the artwork. He brought the Uffizi to life, navigated the crowds effortlessly, and even my husband LOVED this tour (and he is not typically an art lover). Bravo!
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Things to know before you go

  • The museum is considered one of the top museums in the world—and the one must-see site in Florence.

  • To avoid the lines, it is best to purchase a skip-the-line admission ticket in advance of your visit.

  • The gallery halls are numbered and organized in chronological order.

  • Ticket prices vary depending on whether or not your visit coincides with a special exhibit.

  • Though there is some sculpture, the museum is known most for its collection of paintings.

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How to get there

The Uffizi Galleries is set between the Piazza della Signoria and Arno River in central Florence, not far from the Ponte Vecchio. The museum is best approached on foot, and is about a 15-minute walk from the Duomo.

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When to get there

The museum's busiest times include weekends, mornings, and Tuesdays. Crowds tend to be lighter after 4pm and from November to March. It is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month—expect the biggest crowds of all on these dates.

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What not to miss at the Uffizi Galleries

Although art enthusiasts are bound to enjoy every piece, a few highlights include the Medici collection (gifted to the museum in the 18th century) and the Caravaggio works on the first floor. Other must-sees include Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus; da Vinci's only completed panel painting,The Annunciation; and Titian's Venus of Urbino. Together with Raphael’s portraits and Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni, these works signify the height of the Italian Renaissance.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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