Uffizi Galleries, Florence

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Uffizi Galleries is renowned for its collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. The gallery exhibits numerous works by such masters as Botticelli, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian. several important works by Rubens, Rembrandt, and Durer are also featured. This gallery occupies the top floor of a building erected in the 16th century to house the offices of the Tuscan government. Architect Giorgio Vasari, who designed the building, wrote that artists such as da Vinci and Michelangelo often gathered there "for beauty, for work, and for recreation." Avoid the extremely long lines by reserving your tickets by phone or online. Private tours are offered. Use our Florence trip planner to arrange your visit to Uffizi Galleries and other attractions in Florence.
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  • Priority booking was a phase! I booked by TIQETS App - RIP-OFF !!! Even though you have preregistration you spend hours in waiting lines , the entrance is uncoordinated and the building in poor qualit...  more »
  • Booking online in advance to avoid having to queue. Arrived at 13:30 (for a resa at 13:45), we see a queue of about 150 / 200 meters long. Happy to have booked, we collect our tickets at the counter and then ask where we go to start the tour. And here we are shown the queue! (I almost choke) A little disgruntled, we go to the back of the queue (in the rain!), where it warns us that waiting outside is about 1 h 30 (despite our reservation). Everyone in line was outraged. I find it unacceptable to reserve to wait outside in the rain. So we asked a refund (that we have), and went to visit other things just as beautiful! :)
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  • My vote goes to the artistic heritage of value provided invaluable and indisputable, but the service and the organization that I consider SHAMEFUL. I've never seen this level in any of the major museums that I visited (Louvre, Prado, British Museum, the Vatican Museums). You reserve tickets (by paying them more) saltafila, but the saltafila does not exist! Indeed, it is a half an hour to pick up the tickets and a queue of 1 hour (if it fits) to enter. Qs point I wonder what the convenience of a pre purchase. And now we come to the services: insufficient toilets, dirty, depressing, grumpy staff cafeteria and dearest. A pity, indeed, an affront to our art treasures.
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  • Incredibile, just...incredible. I mean, there’s about a hundred little museums in Florence, but this one is one you have got to see. Excellent art collection available. Don’t be bothered by the excessively long line to get in, though. Take your time and savor everything you see. I would recommend getting a guide (and even being in a guided tour group...they can get in a little faster) so you can really understand all that you’re seeing. It’s beautiful. I wouldn’t worry too much about the line, it moves relatively fast and is not so bad. Stay hydrated and energized. I would suggest buying tickets online and picking them up when you get there. You still have to wait in line, but if you reserve in advance you don’t have to worry about them being sold out. During the summer at night they show movies in Italian on a big projector in the plaza. Pretty neat.
  • A mind blowing fine-art packed experience. We ambled through in a comfortable 4 hours. The place was laid out so that you follow a set path instead of weaving between different areas which worked well. It isn't all air conditioned and some areas were quite warm, others a bit chilly!perfect for couples, individuals or families. The cafe was well stocked but as you would expect, very expensive.
  • For the ones who love and adore art, this is like one of the top 5 museums in the world. Every room has a crown jewel and you just walk through the rooms stunned by the beauty. Do not skip this museum no matter what. (I think It is also the world's most visited museum so I guess people don't usually skip it anyway) Keep your cell phone and google the images you like for more info, as I think many of this images deserve a little bit more recognition.
  • Here you can see in real life those master pieces what you have read about. Amazing collection of art. One tip, simply go in time early in morning if you don´t love standing and waiting among hundreds of others. If you are an art history student this is must place to visit. Amazing place indeed.
  • Uffizi Gallery is a beautiful museum with a lot of very recognisable art pieces. Do not underestimate its size. At a leisurely pace, seeing everything in this museum will take several hours. Buying a ticket in advance to cut the line can be a good idea, since the lines can be very long (an hour or more). Taking photos is allowed without flash! When you are visiting Florence, be sure to visit this museum.
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