Florence

Italy



Address:
Piazzale degli Uffizi,

50122
Phone: +39 0552388651
Website: http://www.polomuseale.fi

Galleria Degli Uffizi

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens.

The Uffizi Gallery occupies the top floor of the large building erected by Giorgio Vasari between 1560 and 1580 to house the administrative offices of the Tuscan State. The Gallery was created by Grand-duke Francesco I and subsequently enriched by various members of the Medici family, who were great collectors of paintings, sculpture and works of art. The collection was rearranged and enlarged by the Lorraine Grand-dukes, who succeeded the Medici, and finally by the Italian State.

The Uffizi buildings also house other important collections: the Contini Bonacossi Collection and the Collection of Prints and Drawings (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi).

The Vasari Corridor, the raised passageway connecting the Uffizi with the Pitti Palace, was built by Vasari in 1565. It is hung with an important collection of 17th-century paintings and the famous collection of artists’ Self-portraits.








Cost

Contact Firenze Musei, Tel: +39 055294883
Booking charge : € 3,00 per person.

Full price: € 6,50

Reduced: € 3,25

Free Admission: European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Groups of Italian and European schools accompanied by their teachers, with official authorisation from the school and with an advance booking.
Tourist guides with an official document
Tourist interpreters accompanying a group with an official document
Members of ICOM
Students or scholars of all nationalities, engaged on specific research, may apply for special permits for a limited period.

We should like to notify visitors that the Superintendent’s Office declines all responsibility regarding the cost of tickets booked online on commercial and private websites.


Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday 8,15 – 18,50
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.


Please note: Any rooms in the gallery which may be temporarily closed are indicated each day, both at the ticket office and along the queuing route. Such closures cannot always be scheduled in advance, since they are frequently caused by unforeseen shortages of security staff or technical reasons. Consequently, anyone purchasing a ticket some days before the actual visit may find that some rooms cannot be visited.
The management of the Museum would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Getting there

How to get there

To Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport, by shuttle bus VOLA IN BUS to the station of Santa Maria Novella.

To the station car park of Santa Maria Novella.

To the station of Santa Maria Novella.

Bus service from Santa Maria Novella Station, bus 23.

From the station about 10 minutes through the town centre.


Facilities

Audio guide

Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
Cost: individual € 4,65; double € 6,20.

Library

Access from the Uffizi Loggia.
Opening hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 9,00-13,30; Thursday and Friday 9,00-13,00.
Library

Bookshop

There are two museum shops, one at the entrance and another at the exit, where it is possible to buy guide books in various languages and objects inspired by works in the Gallery. At the entrance there is also a bookshop specialised in art publications.

Cloakroom

Near the entrance. Visitors must hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks.
There is no charge.

Café

There is a café, which also offers restaurant service, on the Gallery floor at the end of the tour. It is situated on the terrace above the Uffizi Loggia and commands a splendid view over the city.

Post Office

At the Gallery exit there is a post office which provides normal services, currency exchange, postage of objects acquired at the museum shop, collectors’ stamps.


Schools

Admission is free of charge.
Booking is compulsory and free of charge. Firenze Musei – Tel: +39 055290112
The list of visiting students and teachers on the institution’s letterhead stationery must be presented at the ticket office.
Educational assistance for Italian school visits can be arranged with Firenze Musei at the time of booking.
Cost: € 3.00 per student