Plan your visit to Uffizi Gallery

One of the most famous art museums in all of Italy, the Uffizi Gallery is famous for its vast collection of highly prestigious works of art. The collection is spread over three floors: the museum has more than one hundred rooms adorned with extraordinary works by artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Titian, and Artemisia Gentileschi, Roman sculptures, prints, and drawings. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery means being transported back in time to the times of the greatest Italian artistic splendour.

The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the historic center of Florence in the Tuscany region. One of the most important Italian museums and the most visited is also one of the largest and most well-known in the world and retains a collection of priceless works, particularly from the Italian Renaissance period.

After the death of the Medici, their art collections were equipped with the city of Florence under the famous family pact negotiated by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heir. Uffizi is one of the first modern museums. The gallery was open to visitors on request from the 16th century, and in 1765 it was officially open to the public, formally becoming a museum in 1865.

Today Uffizi is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Florence. The Uffizi hosted over two million visitors in 2016, making it the most visited Galleria art in Italy. In high season (particularly in July), waiting times can be up to five hours. However, tickets are available online in advance to significantly reduce the waiting time. The museum has been renovated for over double the number of rooms used to show works of art.

Remember that to buy the Uffizi tickets, you can go directly to the museum, with the risk of making long files, or you can buy tickets online and, with a small surcharge, get the date and safe cancellation!

Opening hours of the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 08:15 to 18:30.
CLOSED on Mondays, 25 December.

The ticket office closes at 5.30 pm. At 6.30 p.m. visitors will be invited to make their way to the exit.

The best time to visit the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most popular attractions in Florence. For this reason, it is not uncommon to find large numbers of visitors waiting to visit the exhibition halls of this attraction. If you are looking for the best time to visit the Uffizi Gallery and avoid the crowds, we recommend accessing early in the morning, around 09:00, or just before closing time.

Getting to the Uffizi Gallery

Here you will find more information about the Uffizi Gallery and a map showing its location.

FREE Sunday at the Uffizi Gallery 2024

On the first Sunday of every month, the museum is open for free admission and follows normal opening hours. For those dates, no pre-booked tickets are available.

The following days are not available for advance booking:

February 4 2024, March 3 2024, April 7 2024, May 5 2024, June 2 2024, July 7 2024, August 4 2024, September 1 2024, October 6 2024, November 3 2024, December 1 2024.

The Uffizi Gallery has two types of entrances

  • Door Number 3: This is where those who have pre-booked tickets can collect them and enter the museum directly.
  • Door Number 1: reserved only for those who have booked in advance or who have reserved a visit for groups.
  • Door Number 2: This is the main entrance. Those who want to buy the ticket on the spot will have to enter from the shop.

Services and facilities of the Uffizi Gallery

  • ATM: You will find the ATM on the ground floor, at the exit of the Gallery.
  • Children’s Station: There is a baby care area next to the café which is open until 18.00. For the changing stations, you can use the main toilets at the entrance or the toilets on the mezzanine of the Lanzi staircase.
  • Bookcases: there is a bookcase at the entrance, one at the exit on the first floor and one on the ground floor.
  • Cafeteria: enjoy a cup of coffee on the second floor with a panoramic view of Florence.
  • Cloakroom: It is possible to keep your belongings in the cloakroom just after entering, such as umbrellas and backpacks. For larger items, use the cloakroom near the ticket office.
  • Lifts: You will find lifts at the entrance and exit of the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Post Office: The Post Office is located at the exit of the Galleria on the ground floor.
  • Toilets: Toilets are available on each floor and all toilets are open to disabled visitors.


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Some rules for visitors

  • The voice must be kept at a moderate volume. Please do not shout or speak loudly on the premises, as this will disturb other guests.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing.
  • Guests are not allowed to walk barefoot in the museum.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or put on silent mode.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is required that visitors dispose of their garbage in the bins.

The following are prohibited for visitors:

  • Touch any artwork.
  • Lean against walls or sculptures.
  • Run in the museum premises.
  • Bringing drones or other similar devices.
  • Eat or drink in the gallery spaces. They are also not allowed to bring canned drinks, sodas and alcoholic beverages with them.
  • Smoke (the prohibition also includes smoking).
  • Take photos with professional equipment, using flash or selfie sticks.
  • Doing something that damages the appearance of the walls, like writing on them.
  • Carrying metal objects such as knives or firearms. In case of special conditions, the approval of the director of the establishment is required in advance.
  • Bring along pets, unless they are a guide dog, service dog, or therapy dog. In all cases, visitors must bring with them a certificate issued by doctors belonging to public health services.

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Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest in the world. Learn all about the inside stories behind some of the most notable art masterpieces in the world from your guide.

Uffizi & Accademia Small Group Walking Tour

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Explore Florence on a small group tour with an expert local guide. See Michelangelo’s David, the Duomo and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.