Book our Uffizi tour, join a small group (limited to max 15 persons) and skip the long line at the Uffizi Gallery. Walk through the rooms of the Uffizi for two hours with a licensed guide and get to see the masterpieces of the museum like the paintings by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio and more.
Uffizi tour itinerary
The Uffizi tour starts at the second floor of the gallery with an introduction to the building and the collections contained in the museum, and continues with a walk through art history starting in the late 13th century, when the Florentine artists become the most famous in Europe thanks to the works of Cimabue and Giotto.
After analyzing the masterpieces of the late Gothic period, you’re ready to see a revolution of arts called Renaissance, well represented by the works of Paolo Uccello and Filippo Lippi. Next is the painter of perfection and beauty, Sandro Botticelli, with the Uffizi having the largest collection in the world of works by the renowned painter.
After having seen the Tribune of the Uffizi, discovering how the Medici loved to surround themselves with highly symbolic ancient Greek and Roman statues, it’s time for a brief look at the surroundings. From the windows of the gallery, you will see Ponte Vecchio, the Pitti Palace, and the Vasari Corridor (a private passageway reserved to the Medici Grand Dukes).
If you think you have seen the best, prepare for something unique: the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, the only existing documented work on panel by the famous artist.
It’s now time for more sights: from the Uffizi terrace, you will have a wonderful view on the two main buildings of Florence: Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo.
After going downstairs to the first floor, you will go through the rooms dedicated to more great Renaissance painters like Raphael, Pontormo and Bronzino, seeing the official portraits of the Medici. The collection of Florentine Renaissance works ends with one of the most important works in the Uffizi: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Annunciation.
It’s not over, though: the sensual Venus of Urbino by Titian awaits for you and, after a few more steps, you will admire the masterpieces by Caravaggio like Bacchus and Medusa.
The tour ends inside the Uffizi, after the room of Caravaggio, so that you can choose if you want to stay more in the museum or follow your guide to the exit.
Have a pleasant Uffizi tour!
To make sure you have a pleasant experience with our Uffizi tour, you must be aware of these important info and follow some simple rules:
- During high season, the maximum capacity of the Museum can be easily reached and entrance can be delayed. Furthermore, metal detector checks can slow down the entrance. This happens also with skip the line tickets. Because of this, the entrance process at the Uffizi can take 10-20 minutes.
- During the security checks, the Uffizi staff can seize, at its sole discretion, dangerous objects. Among the objects you cannot bring with you inside are:
- large bottles and glass bottles of any size (small plastic bottles of water are allowed);
- knives and other sharp tools;
- any other dangerous object.
- Large backpacks and long umbrellas must be left at the cloak room and collected at the exit. The service is free.
- Photos and videos are allowed with the following rules:
- no flash;
- no tripods;
- no selfie-sticks.
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