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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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The tour director, Crish, was excellent. He went and retrieved another couple that could not locate the meeting point (which was simple to find but they had difficulty). He was very professional and caring that we had a great experience. While not part of the Tour, he bought us a gelato and gave us a magnet for the city of Florence (very nice touch). The Tour Guide, Caterina, was superb. Her knowledge and passion for the Florence Arts was easily noticed. She explained the arts and sculptures with a lot of interesting details. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience starting with the Get Your Guide app which provided directions and lots of helpful hints to make it easier to enjoy the tour.

The Museum was beyond words! And our guide made the experience all that much more enjoyable. His knowledge allowed us to understand what was going on at the time of the works of art and the meaning behind some of them. A little peak into the mind of the artist. It brought the whole time period to life in my mind.

very well appointed museum with great attributes the main attraction being david obviously in which michelangelo completed perfectly with his silhouette and stance being done in gods eyes. the marble done from one piece is phenomenal.

Maria Dutra was a fantastic guide who provided a lot of interesting background of the painters, the Renaissance, Florence and the art itself. Overall very good experience!

Wonderful guide passionate about art and a small intimate group of 4 made the experience especially enjoyable