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5 unmissable artworks at the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery is one of Florence's oldest and most popular museums, yet still vast enough to challenge even the most ravenous art lover. Our advice? Quality over quantity! Here's a selection of the best paintings to help you decide what to see.

  • Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (Room 7)

    1. Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (Room 7)

    Masaccio's mastery of color and dimension made him the first great painter of the Early Renaissance. His Virgin is juxtaposed with Gothic angels probably painted by Masolino.

  • Birth of Venus (Room 10)

    2. Birth of Venus (Room 10)

    Perhaps the Uffizi's most famous work, Botticelli's masterpiece depicts the emergence of Venus from the sea into sensuous adulthood.

  • Adoration of the Magi (Room 15)

    3. Adoration of the Magi (Room 15)

    This unfinished piece by Leonardo da Vinci may not be his best, but it helps unravel the great artist's method. It's certainly one of the most interesting!

  • Madonna of the Harpies (Room 26)

    4. Madonna of the Harpies (Room 26)

    Andrea del Sarto is one of the High Renaissance's unsung heroes. Room 26 lets you compare his bold, imposing works to those of his more famous contemporary, Raphael.

  • Bacchus (First floor, Room 4)

    5. Bacchus (First floor, Room 4)

    Caravaggio's use of shadow was unrivalled in his time. In one of his less dramatic works, however, he beautifully captures flawed humanity in his portrayal of the Roman God of wine.

Planning Your Visit

  • Gallery hours

    The Uffizi Gallery's opening hours are 8:15AM - 6:50PM from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, December 25th, and Mondays.

  • How much time?

    If you're planning to fit the Uffizi Gallery into a broader itinerary for the day, you could cover the highlights in about three hours. Consider allowing twice that amount if you're a bona fide art buff, or simply want to make the most of your ticket!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 8:15 AM-6:50 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices start from €23. Secret tip: the first Sunday of each month is free entrance, but make sure you get there in good time to avoid disappointment.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. It's worth checking our our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The Uffizi Gallery is right to the Piazza della Signoria, which can be reached in 10 minutes by foot from Florence's main train station, the Santa Maria Novella.
  • Additional information
    **Flash photography is not permitted. | It is a good idea to combine your visit of the Uffizi Gallery with a general tour of the beautiful city of Florence.*

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What people are saying about Uffizi Gallery

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Amazing walking tour through the city. We learned so much about the city and history of Florence that isn't covered by the museums and attractions. Our guide Erica was amazing, filled with passion and knowledga about all things Florence. This is a must do tour upon arriving in Florence to give you a great backdrop of the city and its sights. We left with a new perspective on one of our favorite cities in the world!

The tour was super interesting. I have minimal art knowledge and the guide explained masterpieces in simple and accessible way. Our guide was Rosa and she is fantastic. She also showed us couple things that is only possible to see if you have a guide so don't hesitate and book this experience

Francesco was the best guide we could’ve asked for ! Such a passionate, well-informed, and delightful guide :) it truly made our day as we saw together with the group the key paintings and sculptures and also had our own time afterwards indulging in Caravaggio’s pieces.

This was such an interactive and engaging tour, it wasn’t just a guided tour looking at paintings, it was a fascinating journey through art history, understanding the art. Mario was passionate and vivacious, really enjoyed the experience.

A very nice tourguide and the best way to get a overview over the cities tourist places and a little bit of Florences history.