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Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 19,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The October queue to get inside was ok. As I've read that the queue can be as legendary as the gallery itself. This very old gallery is wonderful physically and the antiquities are presented beautiful...  read more »
  • If you can, get Skip the Line tickets, and also, a private tour can give you the highlights in a couple of hours. Really special artwork. 
  • This can be an overwhelming experience as there is so much to see. It is next to impossible to absorb all it has to offer in one visit particularly if you are interested in arts or culture. The ticket...  read more »
  • Can't miss! Innumerable amount of great exhibits; the sheer amount of statues, sculptures, and paintings is astounding. You will find many famous art works here, such as Primavera or the Birth of Venus.
  • Vast and amazing collection inside a former palace. Art and sculptures dating back to BC. The museum flows extremely well from room to room. Allocate a good half day to explore and get tickets ahead of time via the museum website. It can save a 2 hour wait in line.
  • This was really an experience. Seeing some of the most famous paintings in the world in one museum was really nice. It was fairly crowded on our trip but not so much that we missed anything. Really, there's just too much to really appreciate in a single day. Next time we go we're going to spend another full day in the Uffizi. Just the Renaissance and Roman sculptures that line the hallways were almost an afterthought. Awe inspiring, jaw dropping stuff. We thought we'd be waiting in huge long lines but since you can now book in advance we were able to just walk up and go in within a few minutes. Really well run show.
  • A great place, as mentioned in previous reviews - you have to enjoy art to come here. However, this should not change the rating, stunning examples of artwork spanning 100's of years, amazing! Queues are very long though, and it's often very crowded! Definitely with a visit though!
  • Great collections of art, including the Birth of Venus and Allegory of Spring by Botticelli as well as some earlier works of Leonardo da Vinci. However, the visit was spoiled by the heat (what is wrong with AC?). Also there is limited seating at the museum premises.
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