Maybe I should not say this… but I am madly in love with this Gallery: it’s one of the most famous museums in the world, located in the heart of Florence and home to Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo and Raffaello’s masterpieces or in general works from XII to XVII century. You can also visit the Uffizi’s Loggia where are 28 niches in which Cosimo I would have wanted to be occupied by sculptures of…
…“fiorentini che fussero stati chiari e illustri nelle armi, nelle lettere e nei governi civili”, i.e. “Florentines were clear and prominent in art, writing and power”.
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday, 8:15-18:50. Closed: Mondays, Christmas, New Year’s Day, May 1st (Labor Day).
TIME REQUIRED FOR THE VISIT: 1.30/2 hours.
– Full price: € 8.00
– Reduced: € 4.00
– Booking fee: € 4,00.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS: If you can, buy the tickets before beacuse there could be long lines to buy the ticket and to start your tour. You can buy it at the following link: http://www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/venue.aspx (the official website); or you can buy the Firenze Card , only recommended if you plan to visit as many museums as you can within 72 hours of its validity, or if you come to Florence, but you’re not really sure to visit the Gallieria you can make a reservation by calling + 39 055 294883 and make your booking: if you call to cancel your reservation, it costs you nothing (in case of last minute re-thinking you still need to pay the booking fee – but not the admission – for all the tickets you reserved. So pay attention and advise quickly).
Once you get the ticket, you can get in line and wait your turn. Inside, if you have very large backpacks, the security personal will advise you to deposit them into the specific area, because they would provoke a difficult walk specially in the most famous rooms.
Go up to the 2 floor and you can start your visit to do alone, with an audio-tour (available in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German. Cost: €6.00 for one-person device, €10,00 for a two-person device), private guided tour or group tour. Enter through Vestibolo d’Entrata and go from room 1 to room 45 toward Vestibolo d’Uscita .
ROOM 1: ARCHITECTURE
ROOM 2: THIRTEENTH CENTURY AND GIOTTO. in which there are exposed “Le Tre Maestà” of Cimabue, Duccio di Buoninsegna e Giotto and in the centre of the room, “La Maestà di Ognissanti” of Giotto (1310).
ROOMS 3-4: SIENESE AND FLORENTINE FOURTEENTH CENTURY
ROOMS 5-6: THE INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC ERA: there are “L’Adorazione Dei Magi” of Gentile da Fabriano (to the left) and “L’Incoronazione Della Vergine” of Lorenzo Monaco (to the right).
ROOM 7: THE EARLY RENAISSANCE
ROOM 8: DEI LIPPI, there is the magnificent “Doppio ritratto dei duchi d’Urbino” of Piero della Francesca, one of the most iconic paintings of Renaissance.
ROOM 9: POLLAIOLO’S
ROOMS 10-14: BOTTICELLI’S, among all the majestic works you can see “La Primavera”(to the right) and “La Nascita di Venere”(to the left). Truly amazing 😍
ROOM 15: LEONARDO’S, where you can admire two of his young works “il Battesimo di Cristo” and “l’Annunciazione”.
ROOM 16: MAPS
ROOM 17: SMALL ROOM OF MATHEMATICS
ROOM 18: TRIBUNE
ROOM 19: PERUGINO AND SIGNORELLI
ROOM 20: DüRER
ROOM 21: BELLINI AND GIORGIONE
ROOM 22: FLEMISH AND GERMAN RENAISSANCE PAINTERS
ROOM 23: MANTEGNA AND CORREGGIO
ROOM 24: EXHIBITION ROOM OF MINIATURES
ROOM 35: MICHELANGELO AND THE FLORENTINES, with the famous “Tondo Doni” of Michelangelo (his only work in Florence).
ROOM 42: NIOBE
ROOM 45: 15th century VENETIAN, UMBRIAN AND NORTHERN EUROPEAN PAINTERS
With room 45, the second floor exhibitions’s circle closes and we head towards Vestibolo d’Uscita , which lead to the first floor where are the rooms from 46 to 93. The first floor is diveded into: Blue Rooms “of foreign artists” (from 46 to 55) , Red Rooms (from 55 to 66, with 62 and 63 calls Ademollo Rooms) , Maniera Moderna Rooms (from 68 to 88 ) and Caraveggesche Rooms (from 90 to 93).
ROOM 46: 16th to 18th century SPANISH PAINTERS
ROOM 47: 17th century DUTCH LEIDA PAINTERS
ROOM 48: 18th century FRENCH PAINTERS
ROOM 49: 17th to 18th century DUTCH AMSTERDAM PAINTERS
ROOM 50: 17th century DUTCH, THE HAGUE, PAINTERS
ROOM 51: 18th century FRENCH PAINTERS
ROOM 52: 17th century FLEMISH PAINTERS
ROOM 53: 17th to 18th century DUTCH DELFT ROTTERDAM PAINTERS
ROOM 54: 17th century DUTCH HAARLEM UTRECHT PAINTERS
ROOM 55: 17th FLEMISH PAINTERS
ROOM 56: HELLENISTIC MARBLE
ROOM 57: ANDREA DEL SARTO AND THE ANCIENT
ROOM 58: ANDREA DEL SARTO’S
ROOM 59: ANDREA DEL SARTO’S FRIENDS
ROOM 60: DEL ROSSO FIORENTINO
ROOM 61: PONTORMO / DI PONTORMO
ROOM 62: VASARI AND ALLORI
ROOM 63: SECOND HALF OF 16th century
ROOM 64: BRONZINO
ROOM 65: BRONZINO AND THE MEDICI
ROOM 66: RAFFAELLO, here there are some paintings of the fase Umbrian-Florentine likes “I Ritratti dei duchi di Urbino Elisabetta Gonzaga e Guidobaldo da Montefeltro”, “Il Ritratto di giovane con mela”; or the roman period like “Ritratto di Leone X, con i cardinali Giulio de’ Medici e Luigi de’ Rossi”.
MANIERA MODERNA ROOMS
ROOM 68: CORREGGIO
ROOM 71: FIRST 16th century ROMAN PAINTERS
ROOM 74: PARMIGIANINO / DEL PARMIGIANINO
ROOM 75: GIORGIONE AND SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
ROOM 83: TIZIANO
ROOM 88: 16th century LOMBARD PAINTERS
ROOM 90: CARAVAGGIO, “Il Bacco” and “Testa di Medusa”.
ROOM 91: BARTOLOMEO MANFREDI
ROOM 92: GHERARDO DELLE NOTTI
ROOM 93: CARAVAGGESCHI PAINTERS
So it ends the visit in this beautiful Gallery. Oh I forgot, once you reach the Vestibolo d’Uscita and before going down to the first floor, you will access to the gallery’s bar / restaurant, an amazing terrace on Piazza della Signoria : you will see Palazzo Vecchio as close as ever🙂
This is what I meant before.🙂 I took this photo from the gallery’s bar / restaurant and you can see a majestic Palazzo Vecchio as well as a beautiful view. Try to believe!😉
Have a nice visit!
Serena Rizzo , founder of Un Mare di Stelle
“Life is a journey, enjoy every single step”