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GUIDED TOUR OF THE UFFIZI GALLERY FOR WHEELCHAIR CONFINED VISITORS

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Madonna with child and two angels
Madonna with child and two angels
Tondo Doni by Michelangelo
Tondo Doni by Michelangelo
The Venus de' Medici
The Venus de' Medici
Perugino's Madonna with child and Saints
Perugino's Madonna with child and Saints
Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci
Leda and the Swan by Leonardo da Vinci
The Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery

TOUR OF THE UFFIZI GALLERY IN FLORENCE WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE



DURATION:

2 hours

PRICE:

150 EURO

AVAILABILITY:

All-year-round

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

English-speaking expert guide for the tour (2 hours) in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

THE ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED

ADMISSION:

Single ticket
Full price: € 6.50
Reduced: € 3,25 (*)

We suggest You to reserve Your tickets in advance and then You can enjoy the visit without queue.
Booking charge is € 4.00 per ticket


Free of charge:

  • Citizens of the European Union under the age of eighteen or over the age of sixty five. Visitors under the age of twelve must be accompanied
  • Teachers and students enrolled in the faculties of architecture, cultural heritage conservation and educational sciences, or on degree courses in literature or literary subjects with an archaeological or historic-artistic specialisation in the faculties of literature and philosophy (students must display the certificate of enrolment for the current academic year
  • Teachers and students enrolled in the Fine Arts Academies (students must display the certificate of enrolment for the current academic year
  • Personnel of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities
  • Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
  • For reasons of study or research, certified by schools or universities, academies and research and cultural institutes in Italy and abroad, or by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, or for specific motivated requirements, the heads of the institutions may allow free admission for specified periods to persons making request there to
(*) Reductions:
  • EU citizens aged 18 – 25 on presentation of a document

The Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday
8.15 – 18.50

Closed on Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and
Christmas Day

DISABLED:

Lifts at entrance and exit



The term "Uffici" (offices) refers to the original purpose of the building. Because in the middle of the 16th Century Cosimo I de 'Medici decided to erect a building, where all major offices of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany should be united. Giorgio Vasari was commissioned, the famous painter and art historian. To begin the enormous project, some houses had to be demolished, while others were simply integrated. In the year 1565, the complex was almost completed. The Gallery also received the 1500-meter long corridor, which connects the Uffizi on the Ponte Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti (once the private residence of the Medici). Moreover, it was created a connection to the Palazzo Vecchio.
The successor of Cosimo, Francesco I, was a passionate follower of the art, and so he decided to transform the porch on the first floor into an area for its collections of paintings, sculptures, weapons and scientific equipment. Bernardo Buontalenti was charged with the rebuilding. He built the Tribuna, one of the first museum halls of newer history. In the following years, the art collection in the Uffizi grew up continuously. The Medici used the Uffizi Gallery as the hall to browse among their treasures. They ruled Florence for three centuries and had a passion for the collection, which was typical for rich people. Gifts from diplomatic relations and inheritances completed the impressive collection. Later, at the end of the dynasty of the Medici, the last heir bequeathed the Medici treasures to the people of Florence and thus the entire public. Today, visitors crowd in front of the many pieces of the collection.

The works by artists from the Medieval showed only the viewpoint of holistically Christian, not considering the “Nature”. This changed later by the new humanism. For this revolution, there are some witness, such as the unique crucifixion by Cimabue, in which you can still find forms and expressions of Byzantine art; some works by his student Giotto, whose works recognize more and more realism; the fantastic triptych by Hugo van der Goes and the known artworks Birth of Venus and Spring by Botticelli. The final outbreak of the Renaissance is visible in Bacchus by Caravaggio, Madonna and Child with St. Anne by Masaccio, Holy Family by Michelangelo and finally the two famous works Adoration of the Magi and Annunciation by Leonardo. But this is not all. There is so much to see that one visit is hardly enough.

Who would like to visit the Uffizi Gallery in peace and to enjoy also the other treasures of Florence should come during the winter time. During the months from November to March Florence still belongs to the Florentines and the atmosphere is more typical and relaxed.