Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery: Top Tours & Activities

Top Attractions in Tuscany

About Uffizi Gallery

Like a very precious treasure chest, the Uffizi Gallery will grant itself to visitors just a little bit at a time: from the initial uncertainty on where to get tickets, getting through lines to get inside and at the metal detector, then taking two flights of Renaissance-era stairs before you arrive at the actual entrance to the museum. Finally, the Gallery unveils its stunning frescoed ceilings and the start of its collections. The museum is organized as a long labyrinth of rooms with amazing works of art displayed roughly in chronological order along a U-shaped Renaissance building which was never created to be a museum. Cosimo de’ Medici had entrusted his favorite architect Giorgio Vasari to create a grandiose building right next to Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of power, to host the magistrates, the seats of the Florentine Guilds, a vast theatre and judiciary offices (hence the name “Uffizi” which means offices in Italian).

What People Are Saying

★★★★★
"Hicimos la visita a pie por la ciudad de Florencia y resultó una buena idea. La guia fue Laura y nos lo explicó todo estupendamente. Se nota que le gusta lo que hace y que adora la ciudad. Sin duda es para repetir y recomendar."

Nearby Attractions