The most important places of interest in the course of an exciting and fascinating walk through the town
Follow your guide on an exciting city walk through Florence and stroll leisurely through the medieval streets and into the Uffizi.
On this tour, you will see the highlights around the impressive cathedral of Florence and the art treasures in the famous Uffizi Gallery. You will learn a lot about the history of the city and the poweful Medici family. From the parting of the groups at the meeting point up to the entrance to the Uffizi Gallery, the course of the tour is organised perfectly. After the tour itself you can spend some more time in this museum independently.
Conclusion: Especially the visit of the Uffizi Gallery with a tour guide is recommended, because only then you can be sure to see all the highlights.
The most important state museum in Italy and one of the most important art museums in the world on a private guided tour. The end point is the Uffizi.
The city tour will give you a first impression of Florence and the historical quarter of Oltrarno, where you will get to know the local delicacies.
The combination of city tour in the afternoon and culinary tour in the evening makes this tour something very special. You will get an overview about the most important sights of Florence and enjoy Florentine and Tuscan delicacies and wines in small stores, only the locals know of.
Conclusion: This tour is perfect for those who want to get an overview over the touristical highlights, but also want to explore the (culinary) Florence of the locals.
You cannot leave Florence without visiting one of the most famous galleries in the world - the Uffizi Gallery.
Visit one of the most famous museums in the world, the Galleria degli Uffizi, and benefit from the expert knowledge of your museum guide.
Enjoy a unique guided tour through Florence and let us show you the mysterious sides of the city's history.
Avoid the long queues in front of the Uffizi Gallery and discover real masterpieces of Western art during a guided tour with an expert
Experience the world of art with guided tours of the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery. See the main attractions on a city walk.
Discover the historical Florence with its buildings and sights from the Renaissance. Our qualified guide will accompany you.
Bypass the long queues in front of the Uffizi Gallery and view world-famous masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the most important museum in Italy under private guidance, where masterpieces such as Botticelli's Venus and Michelangelo's Tondi Doni await you.
Experience highlights of the Renaissance with this Italian 3-in-1 skip-the-line ticket.
Uffizi, Dom and 48-hour use of public transport
Skip the line for an audience with Da Vinci, Botticelli & Co.
Since 1580 the Uffizi have been home to the "Galleria degli Uffizi" art collection and are considered the most visited art museum in Italy, alongside the Vatican Museums in Rome. It is worthwhile to be on site as early as 8:15 am when the Uffizi Gallery opens or to visit the gallery after 1 pm when most visitors leave for lunch. This saves you a lot of waiting time. The Uffizi are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 08:15 to 18:50.
The queues in front of the Uffizi can be quite long already with the opening of the gallery. Those who do not want to spend their time waiting for hours can buy their tickets online in advance. Tickets for the Uffizi are time-bound, i.e. you book your ticket for a specific time. The ticket without queuing is a little more expensive than the regular ticket price, but it is worth it to avoid waiting. Waiting times at the Uffizi can be up to two hours. Children and young people under 18 years of age enjoy free admission.
By the way: If you book a guided tour, you don't have to queue either.
Visiting the many sights in Florence can quickly shrink the holiday budget. There is good news for all those who want to save the entrance fee for the "Uffizi" painting collection. Every first Sunday of the month the so-called "Domenica al Museo" takes place. On these days the entrance to the Uffizi is free. However, tickets cannot be reserved in advance for this day and the rush of visitors is particularly high. On days with free admission, you must expect waiting times of two to four hours.
You do not necessarily need a guide for the Uffizi, but a guided tour is still recommended. The Uffizi are spread over three floors and extend over more than 45 halls. Guided tours through the museum usually take 1-2 hours. During a tour through the Uffizi you can be sure not to miss any of the highlights among the works of art. Alone, the path through the museum can be very long. You run the risk of missing the best works of art.
The collection in the Uffizi is spread over three floors in more than 45 halls. You can see the highlights in the Uffizi in about three hours. Real art lovers can, however, spend up to six hours in the rooms of the Uffizi Gallery. Guided tours through the museum usually take 2-3 hours. We recommend combining a visit to the Uffizi Gallery with a guided tour of Florence.
The Galleria degli Uffizi is located in the heart of Florence, between Piazza della Signoria and the Arno river. The Kunstsammlung is best reached by public transport or on foot. Experience has shown that the journey to the art museum can be wonderfully combined with a walk through Florence. If you cannot or do not want to do without public transport, it is best to take the bus line C1 and get off at the stop of the same name "Galleira degli Uffizi". From here it is only a 3 minute walk to the museum. The Uffizi are also within walking distance of Florence Central Station.
The name Uffizi comes from the Italian language and is derived from the word "uffici", which translated means "offices". In fact, the complex of buildings built between 1559 and about 1581 was designed to house offices and ministries. Already since 1580 the interior has been home to the "Galleria degli Uffizi", one of the most visited art museums in the world. Visitors can see works of art from almost every epoch, with many exhibits dating from between the 12th and 17th centuries. Attention - you must not miss these highlights:
The works of Botticelli are among the most famous exhibits of the "Galleria degli Uffizi". An absolute highlight here is the painting "The Birth of Venus", which is not only one of the most famous pieces in the museum but also one of the most important works of art in the whole world. The works of Sandro Botticelli are located in Halls 10 and 14, while the Birth of Venus can be found in Room 10.
The corridors with the different, beautiful ceiling paintings are an absolute highlight on a tour of the museums. The many statues that accompany you on your way through the corridors of the Uffizi are particularly striking. Thus the art collection also received its former epithet "Gallery of Statues". One of the probably most famous and oldest statues is the Venus Medici from the 1st century BC.
Before Da Vinci moved to Milan in 1482, he began his studies in Florence, which ultimately led to the most famous paintings in art history. In the Uffizi Gallery you can still admire some of the genius's early works, which he created together with his teacher Verrocchio, the most important sculptor in Florence at the time. The Adoration of the Kings of the East is perhaps Leonardo da Vinci's best work! You'll find it in room 15.
"Doni Tondo" is one of Michelangelo's most famous paintings and the only work created by the exceptional artist in Florence. The picture shows the motif of the Holy Family with the Child Jesus, which was a common painting at the time of the Italian Renaissance. But only the artist who also painted the ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel could create the work of art in such perfection. You will find further works by Michelangelo in Hall 35.
The painting "Madonna of the Goldfinch" is probably the most famous painting of the artist Raphael and was created between 1505 and 1506. For despite his unmistakable style, a hint of Leonardo Da Vinci's art clearly shines through the landscape in the background of the picture. The works of the artist Raphael can be found in Hall 66.