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The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy - visitor information

A visit to the Uffizi Gallery is pretty much obligatory for visitors to Florence; you may be staying in Florence proper, in which case you'll have several bites at the cherry, or you may well have set aside just one or two days. In either case you can, under the best of circumstances, figure on an hour or two standing in the queue, and it's not unheard of for people to be queuing for three or four hours!

Why risk any of this? Several hours will enable you to do some serious wandering around the city, so why waste any of that time by standing in a queue?

The Galleria degli Uffizi is the most visited (over 1.5 million 2 million (2017) people a year, closely followed by Michelangelo's David) tourist attraction in Florence, and is home to the finest collection of paintings and pictures in Italy - it is undoubtedly one of the finest museums in the world.

The building is a Renaissance palace by Vasari (1560) and was once home to the offices (hence 'Uffizi') of the Medicis' administration. The building is 'U' shaped, the closed end looking out over the river Arno and the other end opening onto Palazzo della Signoria. Once Vasari had died, building and extension work continued, with each successive member of the Medici clan adding to the increasingly rich treasure trove of the family's art collection. With the death and will of Anna Maria Lodovica, the enormous collection was bequeathed to the people of Florence, with the condition that it never be allowed to leave the city.

During the nineteenth century the vast bulk of the statuary was moved from the Uffizi to the Bargello museum (still in Florence), whilst many other antiquities went to the Museo Archeologico. What remained is a breathtaking collection of paintings and as smaller selection of sculpture.

Most people leave the Uffizi vowing to return - there simply isn't enough time to do it justice in one visit. Be warned that you'll often find rooms, sometimes large sections, of the gallery closed, but you're unlikely to leave feeling short-changed.
We have a page here about progress on Uffizi Gallery expansion - 'Progetto dei Nuovo Uffizi'.

Below is a rough floorplan of the Uffizi Gallery; underneath it you'll find a key showing you what to expect to see in each of the rooms.

Plan of the Uffizi

Room 1 - Archaeological room
Room 2 - Giotto and 13th Century
Room 3 - Sienese painting 14th Century
Room 4 - Florentine painting 14th Century
Room 5/6 - International Gothic
Room 7 - Early Renaissance
Room 8 - Filippo Lippi
Room 9 - Antonio del Pollaiolo
Room 10/14 - Botticelli
Room 15 - Leonardo
Room 16 - Geographic Maps room
Room 17 - Ermafrodito
Room 18 - The Tribune
Room 19 - Perugino and Signorelli
Room 20 - Dürer and German Artists
Room 21 - Giambellino and Giorgione
Room 22 - Flemish and German Painting
Room 23 - Correggio
Room 24 - Miniatures room
Room 25 - Michelangelo and Florentine Artists
Room 26 - Raffaello and Andrea del Sarto
Room 27 - Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino
Room 28 - Tiziano and Sebastiano del Piombo
Room 29 - Parmigianino and Dosso Dossi
Room 30 - Emilian Painting
Room 31 - Veronese
Room 32 - Tintoretto
Room 33 - 16th Century Painting
Room 34 - Lombard School
Room 35 - Barocci
Room 38 - Buontalenti Vestibule
Room 41 - Rubens
Room 42 - Niobe
Room 43 - Caravaggio
Room 44 - Rembrandt
Room 45 - XVIII Century

Upon request we are able to organise guided tours of the Accademia (as well as other Florence art museums) - please click here for details.

One post on our blog that may be of interest is the list of Uffizi rules and regulations, handily answering your 'may I take photographs in the Uffizi Gallery?' type of question. And the answer to that is that yes, you may, but not using flash photography!


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Please note that in order to use your tickets you MUST be able to provide one of the following:

  • - Covid19 Green Pass certification (in digital or paper format) able to attest - together with a valid identity document - that they have received at least one dose of one of the vaccines authorized by the EMA or AIFA (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna)
  • Exemptions: COVID-19 Green Certification is not required for children excluded by age from the vaccination campaign (under 12 years of age) and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.
  • - Visitors from Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States - Vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of these countries (complying with EU Recommendation no. 2021/912 of 20 May 2021) will also be accepted, but must include the identifying data of the person and data regarding the type of vaccine and date(s) of administration. Please note that certificates will be accepted if they are in Italian, English, French or Spanish. If the certificate is not issued in bilingual form and not in one of the four languages indicated in the Order of the Minister of Health of 18 June 2021, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

This documentation must be presented at the entrance when the body temperature is checked.

Security queues to check the Green Pass requirements may be a bit long so do allow plenty of time to ensure you do not miss your entrance slot. Have your Green Pass and ID ready for viewing. Whilst they may seem long, queues do move fast so please be patient. Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a Green Pass and a valid identity document, you will not be able to access and your ticket will not be refunded. For further information www.dgc.gov.it

Due to Coronavirus many venues and events are applying strict entry conditions. These will vary by venue but common examples are:

  • You must wear a compliant CE mask (Ordinanza RT n.48) which covers both mouth and nose.
  • Disposable single-use gloves must be worn at all times.
  • Hands (or gloves) must be cleaned with a disinfectant gel on entry.
  • Your temperature (which will be measured on entry) must not be above 37.5°C.
  • Visitors must maintain a social distance of 1.8m at all times.
  • There may be a maximum visitor limit in place - in some cases this may lead to delays

Any conditions may be changed without notice as Italian regulations are updated.

If you are denied entrance because of failure to meet entry conditions, no refunds will be available.