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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 10,430 reviews

Helps to skip long lines but you still have to do some queuing

This ticket was good in allowing us to skip the long line to get into the Uffizi but you do still have to queue to get through security. It was also not made clear when we queued in the express line that we had to go to a man standing across from the entrance first to exchange our voucher for the actual ticket so we ended up queuing in the express queue twice! We went to the museum in the afternoon and it might have been better to go earlier in the day as when we were in the museum there were loads of tours which made it more difficult for us to get near to the most famous paintings which everyone wants to see. The museum is certainly impressive and has lots of famous paintings which even art novices like us recognised and enjoyed seeing.

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Sylvia is a star, knowledgable with a great sense of humour

There were only 3 of us on our tour and we definitely got the personal treatment. Our guide, Sylvia, was wonderful. So friendly with a great sense of humour and perfect English. She really brought the artworks in the Academia and the Uffizi to life with a delightful spontaneity, frequently cross referring to the three of us as individuals and involving us in the tour, rather than just reciting a prepared script. The short break for a gelato was very welcome - try the buontelimento, supposedly mascarpone flavour but absolutely delicious Grazie Mille, Sylvia, a presto

The tour was excellent; Uffizi followed by Academia David!!

The tour was excellent; Uffizi followed by Academia David with a walking tour of Florence center in between the two galleries. It ended up being a good use of our time. Our tour guide was Alessandra from Keys of Italy was very good. She was very knowledgeable, great at explaining the significance of the pieces. She also was good about only spending time on the most important pieces. I would highly recommend this tour to someone that wants to make good use of 4 - 5 hours in Florence.

Absolutely FANTASTIC guide — the best tour in the city!

As someone who does love Art History, I thoroughly enjoyed the Uffizi Gallery. But Julia’s knowledge, sense of humor and tidbits of inside information truly brought the gallery alive. My family members, who are definitely not as into art, where riveted by Julia’s presentation as well. By far and away, this was the best tour of our Italian journey so far. Thank you, Julia!!

Great experience with a custom prepared programme by Alberto

Great experience partly because of Uffizi alone, partly because of enormous charisma of our guide Alberto who prepared a tour that made us possible to resemble and enjoy the differences between art epoques and see many outstanding pieces of art. Not exactly the most renown, what was an advantage.

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