Do we have to pre-book these tickets?
Tuesdays in Art are free entry, so there is no need to buy tickets ahead of time. You might find a line to get in, but there is no other option!
Hope you enjoy the museum in the evenings!
I have earlier bought a necklace from your museum shop (Tintoretto´s Leda with Swan), but lately unsuccessfully tried to renew this order (from Giunti) – could you help me, please!
The museum shop is managed by Pineider Gallery, a company that falls under the Giunti group. You should contact them directly for information on their catalog and ordering online or through email the necklace you would like to reorder. Their email address is: email@example.com
This is old information – for bookshop items you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I just want to know if the exhibition Vasari, the Uffizi Galleries and the Duke has a catalog for sale. Please let me know by e-mail!
Yes, the catalog is available online for sale – you can get it directly from the publisher Giunti online on their webstore:
I intend to visit the Uffizi in april 2012. May I take photographs with a digital camera inside the museum?
Walter De Muynck
No, it won’t be possible for you to take pictures. No video or cameras are allowed.
We will visit you in march
And we believe we have a signorelli.
We like to show it to you if you like that.
If that is the case, we recommend you contact the Superintendent’s office for the state museums in Florence.
Superintendent: Mrs. Cristina Acidini
Superintendent’s Office Tel: +39-055-2388- 621/625/627
You can call or email the secretary’s office at Tel: +39-055-238-8 625 or email@example.com
I am planning to visit Florence April 10-13, 2012. Is the museum open that week and if so, what are the hours?
thank you, Vicki Itzkowitz
The Uffizi should be open regularly from April 10-13, 2012 (week right after Easter).
General opening hours are:
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15am – 6:60pm
will there be a special exhibition in summer 2012? (besides the normal exhibition)
A new exhition is to start on March 20 dedicated to precious tapestries from the 15th and 16th centuries that used to hang along the walls of the Uffizi up until 1987, which were then removed for conservation reasons. The exhibit will show tapestries that have been since then restored alongside others that still need restoration to show how delicate they are in terms of works of art.
The exhibit will run until June 3 unless it gets extended (generally this is decided in the last few weeks). For the rest of the summer nothing is currently planned so depending on when in the summer you’ll be coming, you’ll get a chance to see these beautiful tapestries included in your visit to the Uffizi!
I will be in Florence from May 11 to May 17 and would love to visit the Vasari Corridor. Your information does not say that it will be open at that time but 2 tour companies I have looked at will allow me to book it. I am a bit confused as to whether it will be open between my dates above.
The superintendence that oversees the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor do allow tour companies to book private entrance to their tour groups, generally at higher rates. The “special openings” that is mentioned in the post above, and the ones the superintendance announces throughout the year, are instead available directly from the museum to the public, with the guide being a museum employee and the cost being the museum ticket plus a special booking fee (less than 15 euro). These visits are offered only on set weekdays and times, so they sell out quickly.
While it doesn’t seem the superintendence will be offering another “special opening” during May, you can by all means visit the Vasari Corridor through one of the private tour companies you found – it means they have access to the Corridor for those dates… and should explain the difference in cost you’ll find.
Roberta, would you mind sharing the name of the tour company offering tours of the Vasari Corridor?
We are going to be in Firenze in early July, is there any chance that the corridor will be open then as well?
It is too early to tell for now… usually the announcements are made a few weeks beforehand, not much earlier.
I just returned home from my first and only trip to Italy and I must say the Uffizi Gallery was one of the best stops I made. The new blue rooms were amazing. There was one painting of the Annunciation with angels looking from heaven in a site that was to behold, and the Holy spirit all seemingly looking on in great anticipation of what Mary was about to say. This painting gave me goose bumps. I did however loose the name of the painting and artist, would you please tell me?
As you can imagine, there are a lot of “Annunciation” paintings in the Uffizi – but since you say you saw it in the new Blue Rooms, that made it easier to identify since it would seem there is only one Annunciation in all of this new area. The only “Annunciation” is in room 48 in the room dedicated to French painters of the 17th century and it is by Michele Dorigny. Can you see this link?
It has an image you can zoom in (click on “Visualizza in grande formato” under the image) to see the work at higher resolution – is this the one you were trying to identify?
I purchased an umbrella at the Uffizi with paintings and the name Florence on it how can I purchased another one?
I’m sorry but the bookshop of the Uffizi Gallery doesn’t offer a delivery service. You can buy their product only directly at the museum store.
Last month I purchased a Ferragamo tote bag at the Museum and I positively LOVE it. I bought in black and would love to have the other totes [ blue, green, beige]. Is there anyway I can order and pay for the shipping here to the USA???? Here is the style # 217480/05
Unfortunately, there is no online shop for the Uffizi’s bookshop but you can send your request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
to have information on whether it is available and can be sent to you.
Could you tell me if the exhibit about Vasario and Florence (’11) is on exhibit? Or if a video copy of the exhibit is available.
Thank you for your consideration.
Generally all exhibits have a book that accompanies the exhibition…. so it might be the bookshop has copies available. You should try writing to the Uffizi Bookshop info at @mail: email@example.com
I have 15 university students, each holding an Amici degli Uffizi pass; we would like to tour the Vasari corridor some day between now and June 5 — please let me know if this is possible, and how much it would cost? Thank you very much for your kind assistance,
Ciao Alice, the Vasari Corridor is closed to the general public and only open to groups. As your students would make a nice group, why not get in touch with the Amici degli Uffizi office and see whether they can help organize a visit? It is the only way to see whether the pass can get you a special fee rather than going through the group “rate” for special openings of the corridor.
Are there any special exhibits at the Uffizi in June and July this year?
Yes, the next exhibit starts June 25 and will run through November 2013. See http://www.uffizi.org/museum/exhibitions/ for more details on the upcoming exhibition dedicated to the Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici.
Can we buy tickets for the evening opening?
No need to buy tickets!
Is Andrea del Sarto’s “Madonna of the Harpies” on display during your renovations?
That one is definitely still on display and actually will be part of the new exhibition starting at the end of June – see here: http://www.uffizi.org/museum/exhibitions/
During renovations, some rooms are temporarily closed and then reopen – it does cause a lot of trouble and disappointment in visitors wishing to see something particular in those rooms, but it permits the works to continue while the museum remains open. These are the rooms currently closed: http://www.uffizi.org/1141-closed-rooms-as-new-uffizi-project-continues/
I hope to visit the Uffizi again next Spring. Didn’t spend nearly enough time on my last visit!
The Uffizi definitely requires several hours to feel like you’ve really seen and enjoyed the works of art. Hope you return soon!
I am very interested in visiting the Vasari corridor. When is it available to visit, and how many people do you need in a group?
I recommend you take a look at the tour offered through this tour agency: http://www.partner.viator.com/en/8357/tours/Florence/Skip-the-Line-Uffizi-Gallery-and-Vasari-Corridor-Walking-Tour/d519-5049VASARI
I’m in Florence during the next couple of weeks. I’d like to visit the vasari corridor. However, on one tour website it says that tours are restricted during September due to essential maintenance. Is this true, if so to what extent is the tour restricted.
You can read about that the partial closure here: http://www.uffizi.org/1217-new-self-portraits-in-vasari-corridor/
how do i buy tickets to visit the vasari corrior
The Uffizi Gallery does not organize visits directly to the Corridor; you can visit the Vasari Corridor through external travel agencies that organize and book group tours.
One we recommend, which also offers the extra option of a tour of the Uffizi beforehand if you’re interested: http://www.partner.viator.com/en/8357/tours/Florence/Skip-the-Line-Uffizi-Gallery-and-Vasari-Corridor-Walking-Tour/d519-5049VASARI
After more than 20 years I was lucky enough to get to return to Florence and the museum and I loved the new blue rooms. I too have a question about a painting I saw there. To the right when you enter room 51 or 54 (?) there was an impressive portrait of a man with strawberry red hair. Who painted the portrait and who does it portray, please? Many thanks.
Do you mean this one?
It is the Portrait of Vittorio Alfieri
by François-Xavier Fabre
It is in Room 51 dedicated to French Painters from the 18th cent.
Ps Meant to say “man with strawberry blond hair”. In Swedish we call that colour hair (light) red so my translation got a bit mixed, sorry.
Yes, strawberry blond is the right term, but what you meant was understandable nonetheless!
I don´t see why not if funds go to cover museum activities, restorations, etc. I wouldn´t agree to making this a habit in detriment of poorer people, but once in a while to help the museum I believe it is a fair deal.
I agree, if the funds go to cover the museum’s activities, restorations and more!
I suppose the doubt that most people express regards just that: where do the funds actually end up at…?
it is too new a proposal to know just yet, I hope they do manage it wisely since it can be a great way to fundraise!
I am wondering if you have any self portraits of Fillipo Lippi? Thank you
In his Coronation of the Virgin, it is believed that he did a self-portrait of himself as a Carmelite monk, on the bottom left of the Virgin.
See this page for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_the_Virgin_%28Filippo_Lippi%29
Dear Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze,
I am a Danish student who is writing an article in the Danish Journal Aktuel Forskning (in Danish) about art and litterature and I would very much like to be able to include a photo of the picture “Medusa” from around 1600, made by an unknown flemish artist. The painting shows the head of Medusa, lying gazing. The painting is the one which the poet P.B. Shelley refer to in his pome “On the Medusa of Leonardo Da Vinci in the florentine Gallery”
I therefore hope that you may be able to help me with obtaining permission to use this picture. In addition to the article, I would also like to use the picture in my Thesis, which is to be published by Aarhus University. If you do not have the copyright of the photo, I will be very happy if you could inform me about where to ask.
Thank your very much for your help.
Not sure the photo of the Medusa you are interested in is the one above, which is by Caravaggio and is definitely held by the Uffizi Gallery.
If you are interested in the above, you can download the form required to request permission to print the image here:
What about non EU citizens over 65? It appears you can only get a discount if you are over 65 if you live in the EU. Doesn’t seem fair to us old Americans.
Very unfortunate, I agree, but the Uffizi is an Italian State museum and the current law says that the discount only applies to EU citizens and to any other country that applies a similar discount for Italians as well (reciprocity). It is my understanding that this applies on very rare occasions, and not at all for the US.
Hi, Can you please let me know how the new rules apply to US students who are18 years of age? Your website states that Full Price tickets are for non-EU citizens over the age of 18. I wasn’t sure if the free tickets referred to 18 and under or 17 and under. Thanks for your help.
yes, the new rules include all children up to 18 years old, including those already 18!
35 years ago I was lucky to be abke to join a group to visit the corridor…Are the paintings in it also to be viewed on line?
And if you come back soon, you might be able to visit it again if it manages to open up in 2014! It might still be pretty much the same, aside from the reconstruction done after the bombing in 1994 and the new display of portraits along the far end closer to the Pitti.
I have not see any of the paintings online, but we do have several of the new ones which we’re added this past year and will be adding a page dedicated to the Corridor soon! You’ll be able to see what we have there.
I am planning to visit April 15,2014 with my grandson who will be studying on an American college semester. Please keep me posted. Thank You.
We will post updates as soon as we hear news about when and how!
Hi, I have been trying to find a tour that will take the 4 of us through the Vasari Corridor in January 2014 but I don’t want a tour of the Uffizi Gallery as well, because we are planning a day there anyway. Can you advise me of how to go about this, I haven’t had any luck with emails or enquiries I have sent to the Gallery or to Tour agents. Thanks from Australia!!!
I highly recommend going through the Uffizi with a guide, it is a very interesting way to see the major works of art, learn about the artists and place everything into some sort of context, both in historical as well as artistic terms. That is why we recommend doing the Uffizi tour and visit to the Corridor you can find here.
My recommendation would be to do this tour first, and then if you want to return to the Uffizi for an entire day, plan it for a day or two after this tour. You’ll have seen the highlights by then and know precisely which rooms you’ll want to go back to and spend more time in.
Hope you enjoy your visit to Florence!
I’m in Florence during the Jan 3 – 6 2014. I’d like to visit the vasari corridor. so, searching external tour guide http://www.tickitaly.com/tours/florence-vasari-corridor-tour.php
This website is it ok? this site said I’m available vasari corridor at Jan 4. please let me know if this is possible at Jan 4
and just corridor tour fee is 55 euro, not including uffizi tour. is it true??
I highly recommend you also tour the Uffizi if you have the time, it is part of the experience! You can book a tour of the Uffizi and Vasari here.
of course! Uffizi is my favorite! so, I’m planning to Uffizi tour for a day!!! Thank you!!!:)
how do i buy tickets to visit the vasari corrior.
here I can buy the tickets??
and I’m planning to stay at Florence in Jan 3-6.
During the period, can I visit corridor vasari?
wait for answer.!! thank you
You can buy tickets to the Vasari corridor here. I’d suggest booking Jan. 4 standard tour.
Enjoy your visit to Florence! And a Happy 2014!
Thank you! That is very helpful! Looking forward to it so much!!
We are interested in the Uffizi/Vasari Corridor tour in Late December 2013, is the Vasari Corridor open then for small tours?
You can find available dates for December 2013 here.
Hello. Was a bit unclear from the information I read. Is the Vasari Corridor open for tours this December 2013? Thank you.
Yes, but not daily. You can check what is available here.
We are 4 NPR producers hoping to get press tickets for Feb 1
Is this possible?
You can get free press passes directly at the ticket office, just show valid ID showing your journalistic association.
I visited the Uffizi museum in 1977, when I was 17. I wish I had the appreciation of the masters then that I have now. I’d love to visit again, but unfortunately I don’t see that in my future. Sometimes culture appreciation is wasted during our years of youth.
Yes, unfortunately, that can often be the case that when we are younger we fail to see beyond our immediate present and not value a lot of our experiences until years later. I do hope you get a chance to visit again – it is never too late to plan a getaway and come back to enjoy the art, history, great food and wine that Tuscany and Italy offers! If you need any help at planning your trip, check out http://www.discovertuscany.com for lots of suggestions and help on the forum.
Have a great day!
Is there anyway I can contact the manager / person in charge of the gift shops in the Uffizi ?
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We bought a marble miniature statue of David when we visited last summer. We just moved and the statue is no where to be found, perhaps stolen by our movers. How can we get a replacement shipped to Hawai’i? Thank you! It was one of our favorite mementos of our Italy trip
You should contact email@example.com to ask for details on cost and shipping. Hope you can replace it soon!
Do handicapped US citizens over the age of 65 have to pay admission?
Yes, they do. Both the handicapped and over 65 provisions for free tickets applies only to EU citizens, unfortunately, by Italian law.
Realmente maravilloso ! Una motivación más para organizar un viaje a Florencia lo más pronto posible.
Me interesa mucho saber más acerca de las increíbles obras de arte en la Galería de los Uffizi !
Saludos desde México !!
Estoy de acuerdo, un motivo extra para venir a Florencia lo antes posible ;-).
Las nuevas salas son meravillosas, me gustaron mucho!
Saludos desde Florencia!
I have a museum card through Amici del Dipartimento degli Strumenti Musicali. Corridoio Vasariano is listed as one of the museums on the card, and I was wondering if I could organize a group of other students with this card for a tour. Who could I contact about this?
You should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request further information. As long as you organize the groups (as the travel agencies do), the management is willing to open up the Corridor to visits to those groups. I am sure they will give you all the details to make the visit happen.
I am a high school art teacher from Spartanburg, South Carolina USA who will be visiting your museum in June. I read about “the one week a year that the Uffizzi is closed” and I would just die if it’s the week I will be there on my trip of a lifetime for my 60th birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary. Please tell me any dates that any gallery at the Uffizzi might be closed in June. I am SO excited!!! Thank you! C. Goforth
Don’t worry, the only days in June when the museum is closed is on Mondays.
As per the info on this page: http://www.uffizi.org/museum/
during the year the museum is closed:
every Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
Then there are some Mondays when there are special openings….
There are sometimes delays in opening the museum, generally tied to staff/union meetings, those are unexpected but will be posted if known in advance.
My daughter is 18 years old,the citizen of Taiwan, not EU youth. Does she need to buy the ticket or not to visit the Galleria degli Uffizi? If she need to buy the ticket, how much is it?
Unfortunately, once you turn 18 you no longer qualify for the free ticket. As a non-Eu citizen, she unfortunately does not qualify for a reduced ticket either.
If you do a search for your dates in the booking box in the right column of this website, the cost of the full price ticket will come out for your specific date of interest.
Hope you both enjoy your visit to the Uffizi!
Hi, I wish to book a tour to the Vasari corridor. The site keeps referencing Uffizi gallery. does the Uffizi gallery tour include the corridor?
All Vasari corridor tours you’ll find have to include the Uffizi Gallery since you need to enter the museum to then have access to the Corridor. Not all Corridor tours include a tour of the Uffizi or time in the Uffizi, it depends on what you buy. Once you enter the Corridor, there is no way to return back the same way and visit the Uffizi gallery so if you can, plan ahead to enter the Uffizi earlier, see the museum and then meet your group at the entrance to the Vasari Corridor to do your visit.
We are planning to take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and want to include the Vasari Corridor. We also want to make sure we can visit the Uffizi bookstores. I am seeing that the Corridor tours end in the Boboli Gardens and that you cannot get back in to the galleries. However, can you get into the bookstore(s) after the Corridor tour? Or should we plan to separate the gallery tour from the corridor tour so there is time in between to visit the bookstores? Also, I understand there are 3 bookstores. Do the contents vary greatly or are they very similar? Thank you!
It is quite complicated to do the Uffizi tour, go back down to the bookstore, then head back up to do the Vasari Corridor tour… but maybe it would make more sense to get into the Uffizi, then go past the audio guides and turn back and go into the bookstore at the very beginning of your visit and do some shopping then.
Once you’re in the Vasari Corridor, they never take you back the same way to end up at the Uffizi again. So at that point you need to pay to get inside again.
That is how it is at the moment, as the renovations for the Uffizi continue the plan is to eventually have access to them separately but it isn’t possible at this time.
The 3 bookstores are right next to each other, they are different as the first, main one as you end your visit contains most of the guides and souvenirs (posters, shirts, postcards, notebooks), the second contains more general books plus children’s books and the last is more scholarly, with large tomes on various art subjects and past exhibits. So the ones that are most interesting in general are the first two… but they are all right next to each other, so you just keep walking from one room to the next.
Enjoy your visit!
What about Pompeii, the Colosseum and the Vatican? My kids are 8 and 17. We are from the United States. Will they get in free?
As they are all sites managed by the Italian State (except for the Vatican), your kids should be able to get in free. For the Vatican, if you check online, it seems they qualify for the reduced tickets.
I would like to know if at the uffizi museum is. There a Wilshire service . My husband has terminal cancer and he can not walk or stand for too long
There are several wheelchairs that are free to use once you’re at the museum, but these cannot be reserved ahead of time. If you need a wheelchair for the entire time you’re in Florence, take a look at this article that has a section where it says where you can get them. That will surely make your visit to the city more enjoyable. We are sure your trip to Florence will be very special.
I’m buying some tickets for entry in September.
Your website says over 65 years must pay from the July 1st, but your official ticket seller offers over 65 years as a ‘free ticket’.
Please clarify what is the action for tickets purchased today for entry in September?
if I purchase a free over 65 ticket today (as per your online booking agent) forSeptember visit….what happens when I arrive with my voucher? !
That was a matter of the system from the Polo Museale museum office itself not being up to date by July 1st… it took a few days but has been resolved.
So if you buy your tickets for September, you’ll see that over 65 years now do have to pay. If you already bought them, then once you arrive to exchange the voucher for tickets, you will be likely be asked to pay the ticket by the museum directly.
(if you visit on the first Sunday of the month, that has also been resolved – tickets now are free, except for the online booking fees and commissions).
My son and I would like to book a guide tour for the Uffizi on August 14th. We both are members of Friend of the Uffizi (Amici degli Uffizi). Wadsa
I am not aware of any special discounts or tours offered directly by the Friends of the Uffizi office to its members. I would suggest you email them directly to find out first, just in case, then you can evaluate your options better!
Buon giorno! Mio figlio ha 17 anni, vive in Russia.
Se ha diritto a un biglietto gratuito?
Si, tutti sotto i 18 anni entrano ai musei statali in Italia gratis, indipendentemente dalla cittadinanza.
Will the Firenze Card still allow priority access on the first Sundays?
YES! As will prebooking tickets online: the system will mark admission as free and will only make you pay booking fees and commissions on those first Sundays of the month, allowing you to enter through the advance ticket entrance (gate 1) rather than through the walk-in gate (gate 2).
when going to purchase tickets at Florence Tickets.com the website still states free tickets are for EU children. We are coming from the US, should I purchase 2 full price adult tickets and 2 free children tickets and hope the free tickets will be honored when we arrive? Thank you for your help
Yes, the free tickets for your children will be honored at the ticket office.
i am 64 years old disabled man i am hoping to visit in september with my wife.Do we pay full price?
Are you an EU citizen? EU citizens with a handicap will still be able to enter for free. Otherwise, you will have to pay full price.
Would you please advise if you offer Chinese audio guide?
Unfortunately, not yet! For now, the audio guide is only in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
I will be visiting on a Friday in September which I understand means the Uffizi will be open until 10 pm. If we purchase an online ticket for a 5 pm appointment, does that mean we can stay until 10 pm? Can we book after 5 pm as I do not see that option.
Also, are these “skip the line” tickets since they are reserved?
My sons are 21 and 25 but we are not from Europe. Would they be eligible for reduced tickets?
Lastly, are there reduced tickets if also purchasing tickets to the Palantine Gallery and Vasari Corridor and how does one get tickets to the Vasari Corridor?
Thank you for your assistance.
Yes, on Fridays the museum is open until 10pm. Currently, the last booking entry you can reserve online is 5pm and you can definitely stay inside as long as you want, until closing if you wish. All tickets purchased ahead of time allow you to skip the line, entering through a separate entrance.
Your sons are not eligible for reduced tickets, not are there are reduced tickets for combined visit museums. If you wish to look into it, there is a Firenze Card which offers entry into over 60 museums in Florence for 72 hours at the cost of 72 euros per ticket. If you’re in Florence long enough and wish to visit several museums, then it might be a good deal to purchase that card.
The Vasari Corridor is currently not open for special visits by the Uffizi Gallery. The only way to gain entrance and visit it is through an external tour agency who puts together groups and then requests for special entrance into the Corridor. At the moment, you can purchase a tour of the Vasari Corridor and of the Uffizi if you wish through our partner site Visit Florence here:
We will be in Florence Sept. 2014. Is the Apertivo ad Arte initiative at the Uffizi??
No, unfortunately in the end there was no Aperitivo ad Arte this summer
So non EU children will be free also?
YES! up to 18 years old.
Our family is traveling to Florence in November and would very much like to see the Vasari Corridor. Some tour operators say children must be 8 years old, but your linked tour operator offers children discounts. Can my 7 year old take this tour?
It seems to depend on the tour operator. I do believe your 7 year old would be able to join in, and take a discount, with our linked partner Visit Florence.com/Viator.
I bought a ticket for the Ufizzi online for Saturday 20 September for 18h15 – there was also the option to book for other slots up to 10pm. Then I saw that it is only open until 18h50. Is it a mistake in the online booking system or have things changed for opening times on Saturday evenings?
This particular Saturday is European Heritage Day so opening time is longer…. and entry is only one euro (plus booking fees).
Hello Lourdes! I am planning to visit Uffizi Gallerie next Sunday (October 5th) and i was wondering if the museum’ s entrance will be free (first Sunday of the month), as i am trying to book online at uffizi.org but it seems that the cost is still 22 euros for 2 persons. Why is that?
Even on the Sundays when entrance is free, if you want to book ahead of time you need to pay for the online booking fees and commissions for each ticket.
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