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Priority Entrance Tickets to the Uffizi Gallery.

Skip the line and save time.

    Admire the work of the great Italian masters at one of the most prominent art museums in Europe, the Uffizi Gallery. Bypass the long and arduous ticketing lines with your timed, priority entrance ticket and spend your precious time exploring one of the greatest art collections in this part of the world!

    • Benefit from this timed ticket that lets you skip the long ticket lines to the museum and gain priority access to the unique Uffizi Gallery, where you can spend as much time as you'd like.
    • Enjoy the unique collections at Florence's Most Visited Museum and discover the many works of art ranging from the 12th century to the 17th century, including Botticelli's famed "Birth of Venus".
    • Purchase your tickets online with Headout and avoid significantly longer queues at the Gallery for on-site tickets.


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Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Guided Tour.

Skip-the-line access - With professional guide.

    Discover the artworks of Uffizi Gallery on this small group tour with a professional guide, conducted in the language best suited to you, and learn the stories, styles, and themes that the artworks revolve around. Marvel at paintings, sculptures and much more with your guide providing rich insights into them on this 2 hour tour.

    • Skip the Line tickets to Uffizi Gallery, which allows priority access to the museum, bypassing the long ticketing lines.
    • Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in a small group of no more than 14 people from a professional guide in your choice of language out of the following: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
    • See the legendary works of prolific painters including Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giotto and many more!


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Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries.

Skip-the-line access - With professional guide.

    Enjoy the two most popular and cultural attractions of Florence on this tour that lets you bypass the hours-long lines with your Skip the Line tickets. Explore the famed Accademia Galleria, home to the famous statue of David and the renowned Uffizi Gallery, housing the works of countless Italian artistic masters with the help of an expert guide, conducting the tour in a language of your preference!

    • Explore the exquisite artwork that adorns the walls of the Accademia and Uffizi galleries with a professional guide in a language of your choice out of English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
    • Learn about the various pieces of art, sculptures, and paintings with the help of your guide as you take in the vast collections housed at both museums.
    • Make the most of your time in each gallery by viewing the most famous works of art at the Accademia, Michelangelo's David, and the Uffizi, Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.


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Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Florence City Tour.

Skip-the-line access - With professional guide.

    Explore the marvels that Florence has to offer on this comfortable 6-hour guided tour. Not only will you be able to see Florence like a native, you will also get priority access that lets you bypass hours long lines to the crown jewels of the city, the Uffizi and Accademia galleries that draw huge crowds on the slowest of days so you can gaze in awe at some of the best art collections in Europe!

    • Spend the day discovering the wonders of the ancient city of Florence and see some of its prized possessions as you explore the depths of the city on this 6-hour tour.
    • Learn about the history of Florence and the role it's played in Italy's rise to power in modern Europe with the help of a professional guide who will conduct an immersive tour in English.
    • Get priority access to the crown jewels of the city, the Uffizi and Accademia galleries and spend some time basking in the glory of the artwork created by great Italian masters.


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Uffizi Art Gallery history

Few know that the monumental Uffizi complex was not created to be a museum. Its name is what explains its original destination: it was in fact ordered in 1560 by Cosimo I de 'Medici, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, to welcome the administrative and judicial offices of Florence, the “Offices” (“Uffizi\" in Italian). At the date of the start of construction, the Medici Hegemony was already consolidated.

Cosimo invited his favorite artist, Giorgio Vasari, to design the U-shaped building that we can admire today. The great architect who also built the Secret Corridor, which joins and crosses the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace, passing over the Vecchio Bridge and crossing the Santa Felicidad church and numerous adjacent buildings before leaving for the Boboli Gardens. The \"Vasarian Corridor\" was built in 1506 on the occasion of the wedding of Cosimo's son, Francisco with Giovanna of Austria.

To build the Uffizi Gallery and create the space for the imposing building, many buildings were demolished including the church of San Pier Scheraggio, an ancient and important Romanesque church, from which you can still see the arches and columns of the corridors, visible to the naked eye from the Via della Ninna in front of the Vecchio Palace.

The old ship of San Pier Scheraggio is the only part of the church that remains almost intact and is encapsulated on the ground floor of the Uffizi, near the Vecchio Palace and the museum entrance.

The San Pier Scheraggio Room is often closed and opens only for celebrations and special events. Inside we find the famous frescoes by Andrea del Castagno that represent the cycle of Illustrious Men and Women, and another famous fresco by Sandro Botticelli with the Annunciation.

The Uffizi Gallery was completed after the death of Vasari 1574.

In 1581 Francesco I de Medici, the son of Cosimo I and the new Grand Duke of Tuscany, adapted the last floor of the east wing of the Gallery with statues and other precious objects.

But the heart of the museum was originally the octagonal hall of the Tribune, completed by Bernardo Buontalenti in 1584, which represents the Four Elements, and is completely decorated with wonderful marble, precious stones and shells.

The collection at that time was always expanded more and more, continually enriching itself with new acquisitions by all members of the Medici dynasty, until its extinction in the 18th century.

The Gallery opened to the public later, in 1769 by Grand Duke Pedro Leopoldo, probably the most enlightened and important member of the Austrian house of Lorraine, the new reigning family of the Grand Duchy until the union of Italy.

The Gallery was completely reorganized according to the new scientific criteria of that time and the collections were divided by type and destined for specific venues: for those scientists the new Museum of Physics and Natural Sciences, known as the Observatory was created ( the Specola in Italian). During the nineteenth century many works of Renaissance sculptures, for which the Gallery's corridor took the name of the Statues Gallery, were transferred to the National Museum of Bargello and some Etruscan pieces placed in the Archaeological Museum. Since then the Uffizi has become one of the most visited and popular museums around the world.

Currently the focus is on the project of a new exit for the Gallery, designed by the architect Arata Isizaki. The ambitious project will seek to reconcile the old with the modern.

Uffizi Art Gallery Tickets - Beat The Queue

The perpetual queue of people waiting to buy a ticket to Uffizi Art Gallery is a testimony to the structures popularity among locals and tourists. We understand that waiting in line for buying tickets to experience the phenomena that is Uffizi Art Gallery, can put a damper on your spirits.

You can save yourself hours of standing in these endless lines by either booking a ticket in advance, or by opting for one of the options.

1. Buy Skip The Line Uffizi Art Gallery Tickets In Advance

You can buy your Uffizi Art Gallery online tickets, well before your trip to Florence. Once you confirm your booking with the date and time of your visit, you will receive an e-copy of your ticket which you can display at Uffizi Art Gallery to gain priority access.

2. Go Early

Uffizi Art Gallery opens at 8:15 AM everyday and this is when the crowd is at its least. It's not absent, since many people do get there before the gates have opened. However, you do get to enjoy the house with a comparatively lesser crowd around.

Uffizi Art Gallery - What To Expect

Priority Entrance Tickets to the Uffizi Gallery.

The Uffizi Gallery features works from some of the greatest artists of all time and, as such, the collection housed in this magnificent building gets quite a draw, especially during peak season, when the lines can get several hours long. Fortunately, you won't have to worry about that with your tickets. Timed entry ensures that only a certain number of people gain access to the Gallery at any given time so you get to bypass the ticketing line and exchange your voucher for physical tickets at the counter for people with existing reservations. Though there may be a slight wait on hectic days, the line here is still dwarfed by the normal entry and ticketing line. Once you exchange your voucher for a physical ticket and get through the security check, all you have to do is walk straight in!

Then you are free to stay and explore the intricacies of the various compositions on display and marvel at the work of genius artists like Da Vinci, Raffaello, Masaccio, Cimabue, and Giotto. Visit the Botticelli room and admire the Birth of Venus and Primavera, two of the most famous examples of Italian Renaissance art. A must see destination for all visitors of Florence, the Uffizi is bound to leave you spellbound and awestruck.

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Skip The Line to Uffizi Gallery - Guided Tour.

Enter the Uffizi Gallery - an art museum - featuring works from the greatest artists of all time. Walk through the halls and cover the chronologically arranged artworks as you trace back centuries of creative expression. Explore the intricacies of the various compositions on display and marvel at the work of the genius artists. Opened first in 1769, the gallery has grown in size, stature, and artwork and includes modernized technology and multimedia attractions all aimed at educating the public about these pieces of art.

Having a guide at the Uffizi greatly enhances your experience. You learn more and gain insights about the venue and its artworks which you might not have known. Not just that, a guide will help you with any query you might have regarding any painting or the architecture of the Uffizi and will surely make your experience more educative, memorable and satisfying. Having the tour being conducted in a language of your choice out of English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German makes this guided tour one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways of exploring the gallery.


Skip The Line Guided Tour to Uffizi + Accademia Galleries.

Explore and study the artworks of the two best galleries in Florence - the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery - with a knowledgeable guide. Take in the creativity of the geniuses whose works reside within the walls and admire the magnificence of their artworks. Discover some of the best art pieces in the world as your guide provides commentary about the works.

Start your day at the Accademia by meeting your guide at the entrance for reservation holders and then make your way in. Known for the magnificent sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo, the entire gallery is quite a handful. Spanning across seven halls each focussing on a particular theme, you are bound to be spellbound as you walk through these art-covered walls.

After your tour of the Accademia, you will be given time in the afternoon to grab some lunch and do a little exploring on your own. When it is time, meet your guide and make your way into Florence’s most visited gallery, the Uffizi. This gallery boasts more artworks than any other gallery in Florence. Admire the works of the famous painters including Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto and many more as you tour among the mesmerizing paintings and sculptures.


Skip The Line to Uffizi & Accademia Galleries + Florence City Tour.

Kickstart your day at the most famed Accademia Gallery. After meeting your guide, you will receive your skip-the-line tickets to the gallery, allowing you fuss-free access into the marvelous treasure trove of Rennaissance art. You will get the chance to learn about the various artworks and the artists whose works adorn the walls of the gallery. The museum also houses the stunning sculpture of ‘David’ by Michelangelo which is widely recognized as the greatest sculpture ever. A professional guide will walk alongside you offering insights about the paintings and sculptures present in the gallery.

After visiting the Accademia Gallery, you will get to venture through the streets of Florence while taking in the many attractions and architectural marvels peppered through the city. A professional guide will be providing commentary about the history, culture and artistic expression prominent through the city. You will also get to walk through the narrow, medieval streets of the city while studying its architecture and history. You will also be treated to spectacular views from the Fiesole before you immerse yourself in the world of art.

Home to more paintings and sculptures than any other museums in Florence, you’ll get to explore the Accademia Galleria and the Uffizi Gallery. Featuring works of prominent artists from the middle ages to the modernist era it's time to live and breathe art. Indulge yourself in the glamorous world of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others as you walk between through the halls adorned by masterpieces of these renowned artists.


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