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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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  • My husband's not really into art but he came here with me and we both enjoyed it although we did get very tired because it's HUGE!!!! I enjoyed seeing art that I studied at school in my art history cl...  more »
  • Absolutely the best museum for art I've ever seen. From beginning to end it is amazing and anybody who is ever been to Italy has to go there and see this it is definitely one of Italy's Maine attracti...  more »
  • If you are in Florence, you have to visit the Uffizi. We could have spent many hours here, but only spent 2. There is just so much to see here it is a bit overwhelming. We had a guide, but still it wa...  more »
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  • Full of amazing works of art. My personal favorites were the works by Caravaggio. Lots of rooms. It'll take you a while to get round it an appreciate all it has to offer. You can queue, but had time for that? If you pay a bit extra you can jump the queue a bit.
  • One of my favorite gallery. Not too big or overwhelming, perfect for a 1/2 a day tour. The local tour guides are great, but we enjoyed walking around on our own with Rick Steve's audio guide.
  • Lovely staff and magnificent art! Well worth the price. They also have an elevator, so slightly accessible. If you're just looking to see the highlights, you'll be spending just an hour or so. The gallery is laid out in a way that you have to walk through the whole thing to exit.
  • Endless Walls of Art in am amazing Gallery. Plan - if you love your art to spend around 4 hours here and book your tickets for an early entrance as it gets really busy here. You may not see it all but you can always come back another day!
  • The museum collections were one of the most valuables in the world, but I have to admit that their direction and visitor control were by no means first-class. Booking ahead online and going early in the morning is highly recommended, but even if you did do not be surprised if you are still asked to line up for 20 min to get in. Inside the museum it was crowded and a bit noisy around noon, with many tour guides shouting loudly to their groups. As a person who isn't a fan of religious arts, the museum was not as great as I would expect, but still well worth a visit if you happen to be in Florence.