Uffizi Gallery

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”.

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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.

TICKETS:

– Full price: € 8.00 

– Reduced: € 4.00 

Reservations 

– 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 .

THE ROOMS

 

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). 

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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”.

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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).

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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).

BLUE ROOMS

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

RED ROOMS

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”. FotoJet Collage.jpg

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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

 

CARAVAGGESCHE ROOMS

ROOM 90: CARAVAGGIO, “Il Bacco” and “Testa di Medusa”.FotorCreated8.jpg

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🙂

 

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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!😉

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              Have a nice visit!

 

Serena Rizzo , founder of Un Mare di Stelle

 

“Life is a journey, enjoy every single step”

 

@_rizzoserena_

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