Free Guided Visits to Contini-Bonacossi Collection and San Pier Scheraggio
Free guided visits to areas not normally open to the public: reservations required!
This year, the museum is once again offering the chance to visit areas not generally available to the public. The first one is the Contini Bonacossi Collection (where works from the 14th to 18th century are on permanent display) and the other to the ex-Church of San Pier Scheraggio where, among other works, one can admire two works by Sandro Botticelli! For both, reservations are required (details further down).
Visits to the Contini-Bonacossi Collection
Starting January 13, guided visits to the Contini-Bonacossi Collection will be offered every week on Wednesdays. There will be 4 time slots, two in the mornings (at 9:30 and 11:30am) and in another two in the afternoon (at 2 and 4pm).
This is exceptional change to admire great works of art in the extraordinary collection, with the explanation of works conducted by Uffizi Gallery staff.
The guided visits require reservations, groups will be limited to a maximum of 15 people.
A guided visit to San Pier Scheraggio
Starting February 5, every first Friday of the month at 3pm, a group will inside the area of what used to be the Church of San Pier Scheraggio, an area normally closed to the public. This is a pity as there are several major artworks inside that these guided visits hope to share with everyone!
Inside, you will find both a series of archaeological finds (three areas that existed below the old church from the 1st century A.C.) as well as fragments of detached frescoes that used to adorn the arches of the old Church dating back to the 13th century, detached frescoes by Andrea Del Castagno, modern works of art from the 20th century by Italian artists Alberto Burri, Corrado Cagli, Renato Guttuso, Marino Marini and Venturino Venturi, the Virtues by Pollaiolo and two works by Sandro Botticelli, Fortitude and the detached fresco of the Annunciation, which is now positioned under the apse of the old Church.
We won’t give any further details…. to find out more, you need to book your spot to visit San Pier Scheraggio. Groups will be limited to 15 people.
Reservations for both itineraries is handled by the Ufficio Coordinatori del Servizio della Galleria degli Uffizi and have to made by phone at +39-055-2388693, between Tuesdays and Saturdays and 2:30 and 4:30pm.
Visitors that have booked their guided visit should meet up for both itineraries under the Loggia of the Uffizi right by third door coming from piazza della Signoria (also marked as Gate 1 for prebooked entrance), about 20 minutes before the time for your scheduled visit.
Visitors will need to go through the metal detectors, it is recommended you do not bring umbrellas or large backpacks. The groups will be limited to a maximum of 15 people.
Please note that from July, visits to the Contini Bonacossi collection are suspended until further notice, while the San Pier Scheraggio visits will be on break July and August but will restart on September 3rd.