Designed by Giorgio Vasari for Duke Cosimo I de'Medici in the 16th century, the Uffizi Palace houses the most famous collection of paintings in the world. In an exhibition itinerary of over one hundred rooms, two floors of the building host paintings from the 12th to the 18th century, as well as a noteworthy collection of ancient Roman marbles. Today the Uffizi Gallery is famous above all for pictorial masterpieces but until the mid-nineteenth century the collection of ancient marbles was considered the most relevant of all.
The original core of the Gallery derives from the Medici collections that, for variety and type of artefacts, immediately indicate the eclectic interests of this illustrious family. Works coming from donations and bequests were subsequently added to the Medici collections. A significant part of works with religious subjects arrived in the Uffizi Gallery following the suppression of ecclesiastical goods that occurred between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Crossing the halls of the Uffizi Gallery you will meet an incredible series of masterpieces: from the Ognissanti Madonna by Giotto to the Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano, from the Venus by Botticelli to the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci. Not forgetting Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio ... The precious works of art are not the only attractions of the museum. From the upper floor of the Uffizi you will enjoy a unique panoramic view of Ponte Vecchio and the Vasari Corridor and the café terrace will give you one of the most beautiful views on the cathedral and the facade of Palazzo Vecchio.
Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15-18.50
every Monday, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
For information on ticket prices, reservations, temporary exhibitions in progress and more visit the official website of the Uffizi Galleries: www.uffizi.it/
Duration: 2-3 hours
For groups of more than 6 people the cost will be reformulated on request depending on the number of participants.
Ticket cost and reservation excluded