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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

An unofficial guide to the Uffizi Gallery Museum

The “Galleria degli Uffizi” is one of the most famous museums in the world given the rich amount of unique artworks and masterpieces conserved within its walls, the majority from the Renaissance period. The main part of the collections were left by the Medici to the state of Tuscany so that they could “adorn the State, be of utility to the Public and attract the curiosity of Foreigners”. Learn more of the Uffizi’s history here.

Located in the heart of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery hosts works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello, just to name a few of the most famous. Its large collection has works from all centuries but a large part dates back to the periods between the 12th and 17th centuries.

The Uffizi Gallery is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Florence and Tuscany and welcomes over a million visitors each year. The Uffizi, together with the Vatican Museums in Rome, are the top two most visited museums in Italy by visitors from all across the world and the long lines at the museum’s entrance are almost as famous as its masterpieces!

To help you plan your visit to the Uffizi, check out information on hours, admissions and more in the “Plan Your Visit” section; for details on the major artworks, halls and our suggested itineraries, check out the “Explore the Museum” section. If you want to skip the lines or your time in Florence is limited, we also recommend you consider booking museum tickets ahead of time or book a guided tour to make the most of your visit.

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