This tour includes a private English-speaking Guide for the 2-hour tour in the Uffizi Gallery
THE ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
We suggest You to reserve Your tickets in advance and then You can enjoy the visit without queue.
Booking charge is € 4.00 per ticket
The Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday: 08.15 18.50
Closed on Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day
Disabled: Lifts at entrance and exit
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most famous museums in the world. Thanks to its extraordinary collections of paintings and ancient statues is the main tourist attraction in Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is a great artistic heritage, and includes thousands of paintings from medieval to modern times, a large number of ancient sculptures and miniatures.
Its collections of paintings of the XIV century and the Renaissance boast some of the greatest masterpieces of all time. Among the artists represented in the Uffizi Gallery, one can mention Giotto, Simone Martini, Beato Angelico , Piero della Francesca , Botticelli , Filippo Lippi, Mantegna, Correggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio. This museum is also interesting for paintings of German, Dutch and Flemish artists such as Albrecht Durer, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt.
The Uffizi Gallery is located on the top floor of the large edifice built between the mid-sixteenth century by Giorgio Vasari. In the beginning the building was intended to accommodate the administrative and judicial offices (Uffizi) of the Florentine State. This gallery was created by the Grand Duke Francesco I and enriched by the Medici family. Subsequently the Uffizi gallery was rearranged and enlarged by the House of Lorraine, which succeeded the Medici, and later by the Italian State.
It was Giorgio Vasari who built a tunnel air that passes over the Ponte Vecchio and the church of Santa Felicita, connects the Uffizi Gallery with new Medici residence of Palazzo Pitti and ends in the Boboli Gardens. The Corridoio Vasariano is a corridor suspended realized in 1565 by Giorgio Vasari and connects the building with Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. In Vasari Corridor important collections of paintings dating back to the XVII century are kept. Other important collections displayed there are the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi.
The extraordinary wealth of the collection and the big number of famous works make this visit special only with a private English-speaking guide, connoisseur of the history of art. In addition, Your local guide will buy the tickets for you: at the Uffizi Gallery, there are steps to get to the cash desk and the accessible entrance to the Uffizi Museum is on the north-east corner of the courtyard. Your private guide will look after you all the time.
N.B.: It is wrong what one can read on the web that any physically-challenged visitor and one companion in the Uffizi Museum have free admission: it is true only for those from the European Community. Disabled visitors from other parts of the world are not entitled to the free access and it depends on the “sensibility” of the person at the cash desk.
The Uffizi, along with the Vatican Museums, are the most visited Italian places by tourists from all over the world and their long queues at the entrance of those museums are at least so famous as their masterpieces!
To avoid the line, you can reserve your visit at the Uffizi Gallery with us and we’ll arrange everything for you: the purchase of your tickets and the guided tour in the Uffizi Gallery.