Guided Uffizi Gallery Morning Flash Tour
- Florentine masters: View the only Michelangelo painting in Florence, the Holy Family, and other masterworks by the Florentine artists. See an example of the classical art that inspired the Renaissance, a Roman sculpture from the 2nd century.
- The Da Vinci room: Spend some time admiring the genius of the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci. Get inside the great artist's mind as you explore some of his earliest works in a hall dedicated to him.
- Birth of Venus: Come out of your shell a little. See Botticelli's well-known painting depicting the goddess Venus doing just that, alongside other famous pieces like The Allegory of Spring.
- Stay a while: Although the guided portion of your morning at the Uffizi is an hour, explore till closing time if you wish. No worries, no hurries.
About this Florence Tour
Italy is unquestionably one of the best countries in the world to see great art. And Florence is arguably the best city for lovers of the classics, such as works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. The Uffizi Gallery cannot fail to impress even the most casual art lover with its collection of pieces you've probably been reading about and seeing on TV all your life.
Come inside and get acquainted with the Uffizi on this one-hour guided exploration. The list of names you'll encounter is nothing if not impressive: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian…and that's just the tip of the iceberg. With paintings dating from the 1100s through the 1600s and long, sculpture-lined corridors, the Uffizi really has something for everyone. The Renaissance began in Florence, and a visit to the Uffizi makes it clear why.
Your tour guide will take you to see the highlights of the museum, explaining the history of the most famous pieces and the stories of their creators. Compare masterworks side by side to gain a nuanced understanding of the different techniques used by artists and the natural development of art, one style building on another until something new is created.
At the conclusion of your guided tour, you can return to what you've seen and take your time admiring the works of the Masters. Or explore the rest of the gallery and find some new favorites. Either way, time spent here soaking in the life and color of the art on display is time well spent indeed.
Ever get the feeling you were being watched?
The Uffizi Gallery was not always a world-class art museum. It was built in the 1500s as an "uffizi" or "offices" by the Medici family, the wealthy rulers of Tuscany. Now being in charge can make you a lot of enemies, and the Medici family had plenty. Cosimo de' Medici therefore had a secret passage built from his home in the Palazzo Pitti across the Ponte Vecchio and over to the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio. The Vasari Corridor even opened onto a church so the Medicis could attend Mass unseen. Imagine being one of only a handful of people in on this secret as you explore the corridor.
Please make your way to the Uffizi Gallery Museum, entrance gate number 3, to meet your tour guide.
Travelers must be able to walk and stand during guide explanation.
Walking Tour, Scenic, Cultural, Tickets
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Travelers 5 years of age and under can participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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