Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of Florence's oldest and most popular museums, yet still vast enough to challenge even the most ravenous art lover. Our advice? Quality over quantity!

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Uffizi Gallery: Tours & Tickets

Insider tips

Gallery hours

The Uffizi Gallery’s opening hours are 8:15AM – 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th, and Mondays.

How much time?

If you’re planning to fit the Uffizi Gallery into a broader itinerary for the day, you could cover the highlights in about three hours. Consider allowing twice that amount if you’re a bona fide art buff, or simply want to make the most of your ticket!

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When should I visit?

8:15AM to 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday

How to get there

The Uffizi Gallery is right to the Piazza della Signoria, which can be reached in 10 minutes by foot from Florence’s main train station, the Santa Maria Novella.

Is it expensive?

Prices start from €23. Secret tip: the first Sunday of each month is free entrance, but make sure you get there in good time to avoid disappointment.

Will I need a guide?

It will definitely help. It’s worth checking our our best-selling tours.

What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

★★★★★ Great guide. But I am STILL waiting for my refund of 96 euros

Great guide who really knew art history and made it interesting. However I am STILL waiting for my refund when the tour was double booked online. Very annoying that Get Your Guide has now honoured this as was promised.

★★★★★ The Uffizi was truly something exceptional.

Highly recommended...I spent three hours wandering from one gallery to another...there is a nice coffee shop where you can sit and enjoy a drink and a pastry, rest a while then carry on.

★★★★★ Irina, the perfect guide for the Uffizi Galery

You are not allowed to take any bottles of water into the Uffizi. You go through an airport-like security hall where you must place all bags, etc. into a tray and then walk through the metal detector. If your rucksack is big, it must be left in a secure place in the hall. You must keep your ticket as you need to show it immediately after going though security, again when you reach the 1st floor and when you leave, so don’t lose it. If you are part of a guided tour party, you are given small audio devices to wear with an ear piece so you can hear your guide as they are not allowed to speak loudly. Our tour guide, Irina, (from Visit Europa Today Florence organised through GetYourGuide) was brilliant. She speaks excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable and brought to life the paintings we viewed with added anecdotes and interesting facts along the way. I left with a vastly improved education in Renaissance art and highly recommend Irina and a visit to the Uffizi gallery.

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