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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)

    1. 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)

    2. 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)

    3. 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)

    4. 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)

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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?
    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.*

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

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Best way to see Florence! Our guide Carmen was amazing and so knowledgeable, she tailored our tour to accommodate to a slightly slower pace since my parents couldn’t walk too fast. She answered all the questions we had along the way and even provided tips for places to go see on our own during the rest of our visit in Florence. Her voice was very soothing and easy to listen and my family and I enjoyed spending the day with her exploring the city. Entrance to the museums was faster and the galleries were even more interesting and enjoyable thanks to our guide. Will definitely recommend!

This experience was exactly as advertised. Our guide Julia was so knowledgeable and informative, so super nice. We got to see all the highlights and was able to spend as much time in the museum as we wanted to after the formal tour. Great experience!

Outstanding! The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and it was very apparent he enjoyed his job. Great tour with lots of information that made the art more accessible. Highly recommended.

It's nice that we could do it on our own time and just follow the explanations and stories via the app they provide. Good combo to see all three attractions in Florence.

La guida Giovanni è uno storico dell’arte professionale ed eccezionale. Gentile e simpatico ha reso il tour un vero piacere. Grazie