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Uffizi Gallery: Tickets and Tours

Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery houses an incredible collection of art, spanning centuries and cultures. From ancient Roman statues to Renaissance paintings, the gallery has something for everyone.

By purchasing Uffizi Gallery tickets, you can discover the works of some of the most celebrated artists in the world. These include the distinguished masters — Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. You'll also gain an insight into the Medici family that ruled the city for generations.

You will find below all you need to know about the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most emblematic museums in Florence.

  • Full price: €20
  • Children under 18: Free

It costs an additional €4 to book your Uffizi Gallery tickets online in advance.

By purchasing your pass online, you'll automatically qualify for priority entrance. On arrival, you'll head to the ticket office to exchange your email confirmation for a ticket. From there, you can join the fast-track lane and enter the museum in a matter of minutes.

Alongside the Uffizi Gallery, your ticket enables you to visit the National Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure for free.

Who is eligible for discounts?

European Union citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are eligible to purchase their Uffizi Gallery tickets at a reduced rate of €2. Persons with disabilities can enter the site for free.

This small-group tour enables you to create a more personal experience and connect with other participants. With 10 or fewer guests, you'll wander through the gallery's endless rooms, learning about the most illustrious artworks on display.

You'll also explore the profound meanings of several masterpieces, which aren't known to the general public.

If you are an art enthusiast, you may consider a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery. You'll benefit from a personal guide to engage with you about the artwork, as well as an in-depth explanation of the building's history.

You'll hear tales about the lives of the most acclaimed artists and learn about the subjects depicted in their paintings, and sculptures. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and will leave the gallery feeling like an expert.

By purchasing combined tickets to the Uffizi Gallery and other renowned sites in Florence, you'll save yourself time, and money.

  • Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery walking tour: Amble through Florence on foot and explore the city's world-famous artworks by geniuses, such as Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo, on display at both at the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery.
  • Combination tickets to the Uffizi Gallery, Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti: Discover the fascinating history of the Medicis, and how the family shaped the Florence you can see today through a tour that also takes you to the Boboli Gardens and the Pitti Palace.
  • Walking tour of Florence plus Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery: Stroll Florence's cobblestone streets, learning about its history and discovering its mouth-watering delicacies, alongside visits to the most significant art galleries in the city. A walking tour of Florence will also give you some insight on how to navigate the on foot city.

Like many other iconic Florence attractions, the Uffizi Gallery entry fee is waived for everyone on the first Sunday of the month. On this day, you can expect large queues for all sites offering free entry, including the Uffizi Gallery.

It's advisable to purchase your Uffizi Gallery tickets online, ahead of time. You can buy your pass at the site on the day. However, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most visited sites in Florence and as such, often has long queues.

Online tickets enable you to skip the line once you arrive and spend more time admiring the plethora of artworks.

The Uffizi Gallery was founded in 1580 by Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici, who was an avid art collector. It was originally designed as an office complex, or "uffizi," for the Florentine magistrates.

The renowned artist — Giorgio Vasari — designed the building, along with several more of the city's most iconic sites.

Francesco started the gallery in the eastern wing of the building. The first masterpieces held here were a collection of ancient statues and busts, as well as the Medici family's personal effects. Over time, artworks were added to the gallery, including the Giovo collection of famous portraits.

When the Medici family's reign ended in 1737, the museum was opened to the public and its accumulation of art was expanded. Today, the Uffizi Gallery is home to over 300,000 artworks, including those by Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli.

As well as intricate paintings, you'll find an extensive range of carvings and sculptures in the museum. Some of these date back to the ancient Roman era, while others were created during the Renaissance period.

The newer pieces were hand sculpted by a range of Italy's most talented artists, including Bernini, Ammannati and Pierino da Vinci — the nephew of Leonardo da Vinci.

The most famous artworks that visitors flock to see include Botticelli's "the Birth of Venus," which depicts the goddess of love emerging from the sea, unclothed.

The Uffizi Gallery is located in the heart of the city, along the banks of the River Arno.

The closest train station to the museum is Santa Maria Novella, which is around 1.5 kilometers away. It's an easy walk from the station to the gallery, however, taxis are available if you prefer.

You can also catch the Line C1 bus from various points in the city, which has a stop just over 200 meters from the Uffizi Gallery.

The Uffizi Gallery is open from 8:15 AM to 6:50 PM between Tuesday and Sunday. Throughout the week, the site is exceptionally busy between mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

However, if you use your Uffizi Gallery tickets to access the museum when it first opens or from 5 PM onwards, you'll enjoy a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Which other museums can be visited in Florence?

Travel tips

  • If you purchase Uffizi Gallery tickets outside of the tourist season, you'll pay a significantly reduced rate.
  • Regardless of whether you're reserving a free ticket for a child, you'll need to pay the €4 online reservation fee.
  • If passes are showing as unavailable online, you can contact Uffizi Gallery's official reservation line to see if you can score short-notice tickets.
  • If you take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, ask lots of questions to gain a wealth of information on Florence's Renaissance spell.