Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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8:15 AM - 6:30 PM
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One of the great museums of the world, the Uffizi houses the premier collection of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by such masters as Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci.
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  • Erico2709
    Singapore, Singapore2,425 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience for a lazy afternoon
    We had supposedly bought the ticket on line but it seems we still need to go to the ticket counter to exchange for actual entry tickets. You then go to Door #1 to queue up for the time slot you had booked. Ours was for the 12:45-1pm entry. The line moved very quickly when they let this batch start going in. Start at the 3rd floor then work your way down.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Jana B
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe Inspiring
    The Uffizi is huge and you will wander around lost if you don't have a bit of a plan before you go. I had some specific things/artists I wanted to see. I didn't do my homework and ended up wandering through every gallery. Not a bad thing, but it is a lot of walking, because I saw a lot of paintings I would probably have skipped. It is crowded (everywhere was crowded!) but very much worth a visit. It is just amazing to stand in front of iconic artwork you have seen in books all your life.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 27, 2023
  • mirunavrn
    Bucharest, Romania394 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art, art, and art
    The Uffizi Galleries are a must see in Florence. Impressive scultures collection, not to mention about the paintings. The galleries host works of art of famous artist, such as Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio. A few hours aren't enough to wander around the Gallery. Beware that it is crowded.
    Visited August 2022
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Joules
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    If self guided, read up in advance and select the top 5 or 6 items you want to see. Research and identify where they are as I couldn’t see the really famous items easily as they aren’t identified particularly. It was very crowded. Also note, to get to the gallery from entrance there is a steep staircase to climb about 4 stories or so.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • Kenneth E
    Erwin, Tennessee520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buy tickets early, must see museum
    We had the Firenze card for this museum. I called and booked a 930am time slot. If you booked with a firenze card, you go get the tickets at gate #3, then head to gate #1 right across the street to enter. You head straight to the top floor to start the tour. It's the best of the 2 floors. Hundreds of statues and thousands of paintings. There is a cafe with a terrace on the top floor. We stopped and got water for €6. Not cheap. We spent roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hrs in there. If you stopped, looked, and read everything, it would be an all-day experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Alan B
    Newport, United Kingdom1,172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous museum
    Incredible range of special items. So much more that 'The Birth of Venus' which must be the star attraction but there are also works by Da Vinci and Michelangelo. A truly great experience but please book as early as possible to avoid the longest queues..
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • surfmaniac8
    Orlando, Florida5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum with some exquisite pieces on display
    I really enjoyed the chronological order of the museum. The curators did a great job of explaining and highlighting the progression of the Renaissance. The Uffizi holds some tremendous and captivating works of art that are waiting to be enjoyed. It was certainly crowded in the Da Vinci and Michaelangelo rooms but apart from that the other rooms were less full allowing for more reflection. It was also nice having a cafe on the open air terrace that came at a welcome point in our perusing the galleries. I have two pracitical critiques: 1- if you purchase a timed entry you first have to go redeem your ticket at the ticket office which is across the plaza from the main entrance. We followed signs to the timed entry line and were turned back to go to the ticket office for our tickets. 2- it gets a little confusing when you start to go downstairs and you could accidentally exit the entire museum. On our way in I purchased the official Uffizi guide which was great to have on hand throughout our visit. I was a little disappointed to find that there is another guide that is more definitive and inclusive of more of the collection. It's organized differently and it was fun to use the official guide that was organized by galleries but it would have been nice to know that there was a more definitive guide. All in all we really enjoyed our visit to the Uffizi
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Gallery
    One of the best art galleries in the world. Be sure to reserve your tickets well in advance. Otherwise, you'll need to book through third parties who charge more and get the group rate, but mark up the price to turn a profit. Book a few months in advance, at a minimum. The gallery itself is very big with several floors of exhibits. Guided tours are available, book in advance. Gift shop on site as well. Lots to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Kaswiz
    Helsinki, Finland119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum, big crowds
    Amazing museum full of renaissance art by Botticelli, Donatello, Raphael etc. As of June 23 it is really crowded so by your ticket in advance and be prepared for crowds. Patience and friendly attitude will get you through it in one piece. ;)
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • J R E
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip the line ticket is advised
    Definitely worth going to the Uffizi and amazing . The building itself is beautiful with statues even before entering to see all the art and sculptures. Our ticket also included admittance to the Medici's Pritti Palace and the grounds of the Boboli Gardens around the palace. The Medicis certainly did well and all they built (Cathedral and Dome for one) in Florence.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 14, 2023
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FrederickWentworth
Rouen, France1,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
On our first visit we just walked in because there was no queue. The second time we booked on the Suturday evening for the Sunday and could "only" get a 12:15 ticket (not bad for the Uffizi, hey). Because of Covid-19 you have to follow a chronological order starting with Giotto. The wardens will let you retrace your steps though.
As I did with the Venice Accademia last month I can only mention what I would advise a friend to see:
Simone Martini's "Annunciation", Lorenzo Monaco's and Gentile da Fabriano's "Adorations of the Magi", Giotto's and fra Angelico's "Madonnas", Filippo Lippi's Madonna", Uccello's "Battle of San Romano", most of the Botticelli(s), van der Weyden's "Deposition", the sublime Bellini ("Lamentation", my favourite painter), the Leonardo(s), the Raphael(s), the outstanding Bronzino(s) and particularly the extraordinary "Portrait of Lucrezia Panciatichi", Titian's "Venus" and "Flora", and Rembrandt's portrait of an old rabbi which literally dominates the room and reduces van Dyck's and Rubens' paintings to feeble attempts--I am exaggerating of course but the sheer "presence" of this work of genius is striking.
Written October 20, 2020
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I visited the Uffizi Gallery today for the first time in twenty years. I had hoped that by visiting in February, that I could avoid the crowds that I experienced in the past. Unfortunately, the museum very popular even in the off season. The collection of artwork is excellent. And, I definitely recommend using the audio guide to help focus of the more important works of art in the collection. But, I still wonder if the museum could do something to better manage the crowds. After about 90 minutes in the museum, I was simply worn out from being pushed and shoved and not being able to get a good view of some of the artwork.
Written February 11, 2020
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Stefan G
Washington DC, DC1,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Truly a wonder in terms of art - the endless number of sculptures and paintings are incredible. I visited the Uffizi 14 years ago and the museum has changed for the better since then. There are now several new extensions with lots more art and sculptures, and it's done very nicely.

You can spend several hours in here just craning your neck to look up at the ceiling art. Bring comfy shoes, water, and take your time. I think many people also miss the art on display on the floor below the main hall. The main part of the museum is at the top of a few floors and when you finish the main hall, you're in front of several staircases (and a lift) you must descend in order to reach the exit. Well, off the floor immediately below the main hall is another floor filled with art - don't miss it, as there are excellent pieces by artists from various places around Europe.

I recommend reserving tickets in advance, as the lines/queues for non-reserved ticket holders can be long, and when it's in the middle of summer and it's blazing hot, you don't want to be standing outside for hours on end... I didn't know I had to collect my reserved tickets in a small room in a building across from the Uffizi main entrance. I initially stood in the reserved ticket line museum entrance thinking I collect my tickets inside the museum, but when I asked a Staff member, she explained I had to go across the street to collect my tickets. I'm glad I asked.
Written July 19, 2020
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our tour agency Ciao Tours had reserved tickets for us on Mar 7 to see Uffzi and the Accademia. We arrived early and had no problem getting in early and see the gallery. We bought the 3 day tickets which also included Petit Palace and Boboli gardens which we were going to do Mar 8th. The start of the tour starts on the 3rd floor so you have lots of stairs to climb prior to coming to the "Roman/Greek" sculpture gallery. I enjoy sculptures but there were so many with many of them being significant sculptures. After about 45 minutes of this area, got my fill. I am not saying they aren't great but overload was apparent. What was very interesting was that some of these "ancient" masterpieces were repaired by Renaisance masters such as Michealangelo. You could see where the repair joined but the overall effect was complete. One sculpture Michaeangelo fixed, there was argument about his repair based on position of the arms, it was found that he was such a great anatomist with his art, that experts now agree he was correct. Galleries, Michaelangelo, Giotto, Raphel, Da Vinci and so many others. I saw paintings which were in art books but see the real art. Amazing, almost too much. We didn't use audio guides, had used before other palces and unfortunately too much information so you spend lots of time listening and not seeing. The art gallery was in flux with some areas being rearranged and closed. Some would use a personal guide, Luca our guide, stated he got burned out after doing tours for 15 years at Uffzi since you can only see this artwork so much and explain it so much. We were lucky, the virus cut down the crowds to almost nothing. Note, you can spend more than 3 hours here easily, we were burned out and left after 2.5 hrs.
The 3 day Uffzi/Pettit Palace pass is a very good deal IF YOU CAN USE IT.
They closed the Pettit Palace and we asked for a refund of 42 Euro's but Uffzi REFUSED - offered a voucher to use in 1 year - like we are going back?????
Written April 8, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
After arriving at 9:20am, midweek in February, I proceeded to wait on line outside for two hours before getting in to buy my ticket - only to spend another half-hour going through security and being led like cattle into a chaotic area where multiple lines converged. Next, it was walking up two very long flights of stairs to begin my viewing on the top floor. The upper corridor is lined with seemingly endless Greco/Roman statues/busts, some of which are most impressive. I honestly had no idea which way this museum flowed which was frustrating. From the crowds meandering around me, it seemed they were as lost as I was. I spent almost three hours here, eventually highlighting my visit with specific works and spending more time examining those as there is simply too much to possibly see in one visit. I’ll say that the large crowds definitely took away some enjoyment at the museum, especially around the more popular pieces - virtually zero time to really see those pieces. I cannot even begin to imagine the crowds this museum receives during peak tourist season. Overall, I was underwhelmed with the art and the museum itself. I felt that the museum’s reputation far exceeded its collection.
Written February 19, 2020
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Eelco
West Lafayette, IN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you like art, this is a must-visit. The museum has art by the greatest Renaissance artists and you can easily spend two to three hours in this museum. Just prepare your visit by reserving tickets as the waiting lines may get very long as there is a cap of the total number of visitors inside at any moment.

A great way to explore this museum is by using an audio tour. The Amuze - Museum Audio Tours app has a free highlights tour available.
Written February 21, 2020
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Steve C
Annapolis, MD657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We snagged a last minute two hour tour with a local company and met outside the museum at 3:30. The place was a total madhouse. The tour was overpriced at 45€ apiece, but beggars can’t be choosers, and with limited time to spend, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.

The U-shaped grey granite Uffizi Museum was built in 1555 to house the administrative offices of Florence. The owner started collecting works of art and it soon became the first art museum in Europe. It houses the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world.

It is world famous for many of its works of art, including the Jovian Collection of paintings that runs along the ceiling throughout the main hallways. The 450 portraits on the walls showcase the faces of the most famous people of the Middle Ages, making it a who’s who photo album of a forgotten time. Interestingly, the ceiling frescoes are called “grotesques”, which doesn’t mean something ugly, but rather, “from a cavern”.

But the most famous masterpiece in the museum is the familiar painting seen in advertisements, bedspreads, diner plates, and all sorts of modern day media, Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”. It’s the one with a coy teenage Venus standing demurely in all of her naked glory, hiding her treasure box with her long red hair while emerging from a clam shell.

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Written January 10, 2020
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John D
Lisburn, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
An absolute must see. This is up there with some of the greatest art galleries in Europe (e.g. Prado in Madrid, or Louvre in Paris). The works by Botticelli are marvels that can't be overstated. Primavera and Birth of Venus take centre stage. There are also a few works by Michelangelo, El Greco and Caravaggio.

We visited here during Covid19 season, and unfortunately I must say that very little is done to ensure any sort of social distancing. Temperatures are checked on arrival, and masks are worn indoors (albeit some blatantly did not cover their noses, even on the rear occasions staff asked them to). Some rooms were very crowded, particularly in those occupied by tour groups. Pre/post-covid I hate to think of how even more crowded this place would be.

The restaurant is very expensive; if possible do as the locals do and take your order at the counter. Instead of paying €5.50 for a cappuccino, you'll pay €2.

The whole visit took us 3 hours. You could spend a little longer but you would be hard pressed to shorten the visit. The galleries are well laid-out so it shouldn't be difficult to view all that's on display.

The collections alone justify a 5 star review.
Written October 6, 2020
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AngelaNYC2009
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We arrived at 9am. Because it’s low season, we only waited two minutes to get the tickets. It seemed that the line for buying tickets was shorter than the one for reserved tickets. We bought the 3-day €18 combination tickets including the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden, a very good deal.

The collection of Uffizi is really amazing, a lot of master pieces. No wonder it is the number one attraction in Florence and the most crowded one. Each painting has English description, so not necessarily to rent the audio guide, but the audio guide provides more detailed explanation which is very helpful. We spent the whole day inside and barely finished it when the museum closed.
Written February 29, 2020
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Pauline C
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Last April the week following Easter I went to Venice and Rome for the first time. A must see among all these Italian treasures is the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. I got my entry ticket in advance from a website which advertises to skip the queues. So that was a head start. In the square outside the gallery there is the large statue of David by Michaelangelo. This is a replica of the original kept in the Galeria del accademia de Firenzi... Not far away. But proceed behind the statue where there are several entrances to the Uffizi depending on what "skip the line" ticket you have. As I went after Easter in April the queues were not too bad. But in season these queues can be horrendous so it is advisable to buy a ticket on. Line in advance. Once in the Gallery there is much to see. I did not use the hand held guide very much but it was useful. You can get one when you deposit your luggage coats, bags etc in the foyer. Having a guide meant I could choose which rooms to look in to be sure to see your favourite artist. For me it was to see a few Caravaggio paintings and Leonardo da Vinci and lots more. There is a decent cafe and shop.
Written January 8, 2020
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