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Ultimate Uffizi: Priority Entrance Small-Group Tour

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Visit the Uffizi Gallery with a small group through a priority entrance and immerse yourself in the Renaissance Period. Learn about the works of…

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Our insider tips

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?
    8:15AM to 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday
  • 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
4.4 / 5
based on 9,765 reviews

Knowledgeable and Fun! Great experience!

Alla was our guide and she was lovely! She was very knowledgeable about the styles, techniques and features of the artworks moving through time. The tour was paced well with time for photos and questions. She was able to tell us specific details about the art movements and paintings themselves. The tour was small (9 people) so you were able to follow and keep up. Would highly recommend! It was a little more expensive than other tours but worth it.

Ultimate Uffizi: Priority Entrance Small-Group Tour Reviewed by

Amazing gallery with lots of beautiful famous artworks.

So much gorgeous art, and the layout makes it really easy to see everything. Great views of the city and the river from the windows in the corridor too. Start at the top floor and make your way to the one below. The cafe on the rooftop is great too, you can stand inside if you're in a hurry or sit outside in the lovely terrace.

Easy ticket collection - great to skip the queue!

Slight confusion as to where to pick up the ticket but it was simple enough - make sure you don't go too early to collect as you'll end up in another queue! Perhaps it wasn't so busy (I went on Sunday around midday) but I walked straight through, slight queue to collect the audioguide but that wasn't too bad either.

Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to the Uffizi Gallery Reviewed by

Excellent and detailed description of the artwork!

This was an interesting and casual way to view a lot of the artwork in the Uffizzi Gallery ~ which is an overwhelming Museum! It was great to be able to go at one’s own pace in viewing the many stunning works of such important artists.

Florence: Uffizi Tickets and Audio Guide Reviewed by

Wonderfully knowledgeable guide - learned so much about art and histor

Irina was amazing. Her knowledge of renaissance art and the history of Firenze was astounding. Learned so much about the culture, religion and history of the Medicis and Firenze. A wonderful experience and can’t recommend enough.

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