Looking to book Uffizi Gallery tickets? In this post, you will learn all you need to know about the Uffizi Gallery tickets, including ticket prices, how to book online, guided tours, and special combos.
Updated information about the reopening after COVID-19 closure
We are happy to announce that the Uffizi Gallery will reopen on the 3rd of June 2020 after 85 days of closure due to COVID-19. Safety measures are in place to guarantee a safe visit. Visitors’ temperature will be taken at the entrance, the use of a mask is mandatory during the entire visit. Lastly, visitors on the premises will be required to follow the social distancing measures.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the top museums in Italy and also one of the oldest. Designed by Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century to house the thirteen most important Florentine courts, named ‘uffici’.
Every year, millions of travelers visit the Uffizi Gallery to admire with their own eyes some of the most famous artworks that have marked mankind’s artistic innovation through the centuries.
How much Uffizi Gallery tickets cost?
Updated information about Uffizi Gallery tickets after COVID-19 closure
The number of visitors per day is limited to 50% maximum capacity. Groups cannot exceed 10 people. Online booking is strongly recommended to avoid queuing at the entrance. Lastly, please note that cloakroom, bookshop, and rental of audio guides are suspended.
Uffizi Gallery tickets price depends on the season.
From 01/03 to 31/10:
- Standard tickets for the Uffizi Gallery costs 20€ (+4€ for the obligatory reservation).
- Discounted tickets* cost 10€ (+4€ for the obligatory reservation)
From 01/11 to 28/02:
- Standard tickets for the Uffizi Gallery costs 10€ (+4€ for the obligatory reservation).
- Discounted tickets* cost 6€ (+4€ for the obligatory reservation)
- * Discounted price applies for citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, aged between 18 and 25 years old and regular teachers in state schools.
** Admission for the Borghese Gallery is free of charge on the first Sunday of every month.
*** Audioguides are available at the entrance (in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian and Japanese. The price is 6€.
Should I book my ticket in advance?
Yes! The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most visited museums in Italy. It’s always high season in Florence, and everyday tourists from all over the world line up to visit the Uffizi Gallery.
When booking online your ticket, you will bypass the lengthy ticket-buying lines that can plague Florence’s most popular sights in peak season.
You can purchase your tickets from the official website, but the tickets to visit the Uffizi Gallery sell out very quickly on the official website.
Don’t worry if the tickets are sold out on your preferred date, there are many other websites which sell tickets. When the official office doesn’t have any more tickets for the day, online travel agencies are likely to still have some. Use TourScanner’s search and compare the prices of all the websites to book entrance tickets, guided visits or combo tickets including other attractions in Florence.
Are there any combined tickets?
Many travel agencies sell combo packages including several museums. Take advantage of combined tickets to visit other unmissable attractions in Florence.
Visit the Accademia Gallery
The Accademia Gallery is the second most visited museum in Florence right after the Uffizi Gallery. The original statue of Michelangelo’s famous David made the Accademia Gallery the most notorious museum in all of Italy. Undoubtedly one of the finest museums in the world, the Accademia Gallery is a must see on any visit to Florence.
Discover the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
Do not miss the most elegant building of Florence, the Palazzo Pitti. Located on the south side of the River Arno (a short walking distance from the Ponte Vecchio), the Palazzo Pitti is a must-visit palace in Florence.
Directly behind the Palazzo Pitti are the marvelous Boboli Gardens, one of the greatest open-air museums in Florence. The gardens hosting splendid centuries-old oak trees, beautiful fountains and sculptures offer to its visitors a peaceful shelter from the hot sun in summertime.
Climb to the top of the dome of Florence’s cathedral
Formally the “Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore”, Florence’s cathedral is must visit attraction. Climb to the top of the Dome and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Florence.
Visit the Palazzo Vecchio
Visit the Palazzo Vecchio and travel back in time. While the Palace still functions as Florence’s city hall, much of the Palazzo Vecchio remains a museum.
The Palazzo Vecchio was the symbol of the political life and civic power of Florence for over seven centuries.
Admire the Santa Croce church
Santa Croce is a famous church in Florence where many notorious Italians are buried (Michelangelo, Rossini and Machiavelli to name a few). Its sculptures and the sheer size of the building itself are sure to impress you.
Are guided tours worth it?
Absolutely. Here is why:
- Guided tours are easy to book and your tickets are reserved: Your entrance tickets will be bought in advance and ready, nothing for you to do but just show up.
- Skip the line and don’t waste your precious holiday time: Jump the waiting line and enter the museum straight away.
- Focus on the most important masterpieces: With the vast amount of art to see in the Uffizi Gallery, having a guided tour can help you to focus on only some of the most important sections.
- Ask questions: When you reserve a tour guide, there is someone to answer your questions. It is considerably nicer to have a knowledgable guide who can explain to you in detail just what you want to know.
What time is best to visit the Uffizi Gallery?
Plan to spend at least half a day (or even the whole day). The gallery is huge, and the works displayed on the walls definitely deserve more than a quick glance.
What are the opening hours?
The Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:15 am to 6:50 pm.
The entrance to the Uffizi Gallery is allowed every 15 minutes. The last entrance time is at 4:45 pm.
The Uffizi Gallery is closed every Monday, 1st January, 1st May and Christmas Day.