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Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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Uffizi Gallery 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. To visit Uffizi Gallery and other attractions in Florence, use our Florence tourist route planner.
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  • if my travel companions had let me. As it was I went back two times to see the works there. This is well worth he hassle of getting in as it gives you a fabulous art collection in a wonderful and auth...  more »
  • Excellent program. Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence, Vatican, San Marino. Visit the Doge's Palace in Venice. I plan to repeat.
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  • A dream come true. To see so many masterpieces in one place is a miracle. Came to the opening, people are not much cashier. Tickets 8 euros, double room € 10 audio guide. To 10:00 halls were jammed with groups. On Monday closed the gallery.
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  • Amazing museum with a lot of masterpieces. You better get there early or late in the afternoon to avoid long queues (I went in late October). It needs at least two hours to have a good tour.
  • We made a mistake thinking we could do this in a few hours. You can't. It's a least an all day event. Five floors packed with all kinds or art. Would recommend you get the guide in advance and pick what you want to see on each floor.
  • Only five stars! Gosh this is well off the scale. No matter your taste in art or architecture you have to visit here. You could spend days soaking up the place. Please book online before you go to minimise the queues - even booking online you have to queue but its just less of one! It really is a 'must see' venue. Not just in Italy but anywhere in the world!
  • Set aside time for this museum, it is amazing with how much art it has in it namely Renaissance art. It deserves time, and you will not regret your time even if you only partially enjoy art.
  • The artwork in the gallery is phenomenal. I recommend a guided tour, such as those provided by ArtViva, for the full experience. My guide Elizabeta spent several minutes on each painting that she discussed. She used the artwork to weave a narrative of the changing art, culture, and politics of Florence, and giving insights into what the artists themselves were like.