Uffizi Gallery Tickets

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Opening hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday - Sunday 8:15 am - 6:50 pm

The gallery is closed on 1st May, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The ticket office closes at 6:05 pm.

How to get there

Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

If you're arriving into the main train station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella, your best bet for getting to the Uffizi Gallery is either to hop into a taxi (which will cost you around €10), or simply walk. The journey to the Piazza della Signora takes you through the heart of Florence and makes for a great way to get a flavour of the city.

FAQ

Should I book tickets?
Definitely. The Uffizi is one of the most well-known and iconic galleries in the world, and its massive popularity reflects that. You should book well ahead of time to ensure you get a ticket for a date that suits you. Although Florence has a wealth of stunning attractions, for many visitors, the Uffizi is the city's must-see, meaning that the lines can get very long. Whereas same-day tickets are available to buy, expect long queues.
How long should I plan for my visit?
The Uffizi is a massive gallery full of countless artistic masterworks. How long you wish to spend in the gallery obviously depends on how much of an art lover you are. However, if you're planning on taking in most of the paintings at a leisurely pace, plan for around three hours.
Is there a café or restaurant?
There's a great café/restaurant on the second floor of the gallery. Coffee, cake, delicious meals and fine wines are on offer – just take a seat on this beautiful terrace offering unbeatable views across the Palazzo Vecchio below. A stop at the café is a great way to get refreshed for another lap of the gallery. As you can imagine, it can get very busy around lunchtime.
Is the Uffizi wheelchair accessible?
The Uffizi is largely wheelchair friendly, but you may need to plan ahead to get the most out of your visit. There are several ramps and elevators that will allow wheelchair users to enjoy the entirety of the gallery, but some of these will require the assistance of a staff member and may include a little waiting time. Whereas it's best to learn a little about the ins and outs of the place before your visit, rest assured that you'll be able to get around the gallery without much fuss.

Must-know

A brief history
The Uffizi Gallery, as it is now known, was initially planned to house the offices ('Uffizi' is Italian for offices) of Florentine magistrates. Commissioned in 1560 by Cosimo de Medici, the Duke of Florence, it was finished in 1581 with a top floor that housed a private gallery. Over time, more and more of the offices were converted into gallery spaces. In 1765, the gallery was finally opened to the public, and exactly a century later, it officially became a full-time museum.
What exactly is on display?
The Uffizi, the most visited gallery in all of Italy, is home to some of the greatest names in Italian art, especially those at the height of their power during the Italian Renaissance period (from the 13th century to the 16th century). Italian masters such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci all have works on display, as do such celebrated European painters such as Dürer, Goya and Rembrandt.
Bombs and floods
The Uffizi has had its share of troubles throughout the years. In 1966, the banks of the Arno broke and the whole city flooded. This disaster not only led to businesses being lost and families being forced from their homes, but also to devastating damage to many irreplaceable antique books and works of art. Damage of a different kind was inflicted on the gallery in 1993 when the Mafia exploded a car bomb in front of the gallery. Not only did this destroy many priceless works of art, but it also killed five people.

Places nearby

Basilica di Santo Spirito
Just a short walk across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, which spans the Arno, you'll find the Basilica di Santo Spirito (Basilica of the Holy Spirit), a sublime example of Renaissance architecture that dates from 1481. Its glorious exterior is matched by an awe-inspiring interior that boasts – among many other great works – a crucifix sculpted by Michelangelo himself.
Basilica di Santo Spirito
Basilica di Santo Spirito. Christian Mueller / Shutterstock.com
Giardino di Boboli
Continue past the Basilica di Santo Spirito, and you'll come to the lush, manicured splendour of the Giardino di Boboli (the Boboli Gardens). These beautiful gardens have been a haven for Florentines since the 16th century. Dotted with shimmering lakes and home to a fascinating collection of Roman sculptures and antiquities, this tranquil space lets you enjoy a moment of calm.
Giardino di Boboli
Giardino di Boboli
Il Porcellino
Florence may not be big, but there's plenty to see – so much that you might not manage everything in one visit. Fear not. A visit to Il Porcellino in the Piazza del Mercato Nuovo will sort you out. It's said that if you rub the shiny snout of this bronze piglet sculpture, you'll surely return to the city.
Il Porcellino
Il Porcellino