Plan Your Visit to Uffizi Gallery | Hours, Locations, Facilities & Tips


What's the Best time to Visit Uffizi Gallery?

The best time to visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is during the low season, which runs from November through March.

On the day of your visit, It is best to visit during the early morning hours to avoid the crowds. This will allow you to explore each exhibit without interruption. If you prefer later visits, go around 4:30 PM, which would give you enough time to explore the museum before it closes for the day.

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There are two main entrances to Uffizi Gallery:

  • Door Number 1: Dedicated to those with priority access and pre-booked tickets.
  • Door Number 2: This is the main entrance. Use this entrance if you wish to purchase the ticket directly at the venue.
  • Door Number 3: This is the accessible entrance. It is located by the Vasar auditorium.
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  • ATM: On the ground floor, near the exit.
  • Baby Pit Stop: On the ground floor near the Granducale staircase and on the mezzanine floor near the Lanzi staircase.
  • Cloakroom: Store small belongings such as umbrellas and backpacks at the cloakroom located just past the entrance. For larger objects, use the cloakroom close to the Ticket Office.
  • Elevators: At the entrance and exit of the venue.
  • Post Office: Near the exit.
  • Restrooms: Available on every floor. All restrooms are accessible.
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  • Restrooms: All washrooms can be used by visitors with disabilities. There is one located on the second floor dedicated to visitors with disabilities.
  • Access Ramp: There is an access ramp in via della Ninna.
  • Entrance: The accessible entrance is at the Vasari Auditorium. Inside, accessible elevators lead to the second floor of the gallery.
  • Priority Entry: Visitors with disabilities are entitled to free priority entry for themselves and their certified companions.
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  • Bookshop: Located at the entrance. You can purchase multilingual guidebooks that allow for a more insightful visit.
  • Shopping Area: Located at the exit on the ground floor. You will find books and gallery-inspired gadgets here.
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You will find a cafeteria on the terrace, on the second floor of the gallery. You can enjoy a quick snack and beverage as you enjoy the panoramic view of Florence. However, if you are looking forward to a meal after your visit, here are some nearby options:

  • Trattoria Antico Fattore: Savour some traditional Tuscan food and Chianti wine at this restaurant that's been around since 1865.
  • Trattoria Napoleone: Craving some steak or pasta? Then, look no further. Opt for outdoor seating here, so you can soak in the energy of Piazza del Carmine, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Florence.
  • Osteria Vecchio Vicolo: The food and ambiance that the restaurant offers have been at the receiving end of rave reviews. Enjoy a glass of wine with some Tuscan-style food.
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  • Palazzo Pitti: This Renaissance-style palace feature works by great artists like Raphael and Titian, alongside treasures accumulated by the Medicis and their successors.
  • Accademia Gallery: One of the most popular museums in Florence, the Accademia Gallery is home to an impressive collection of Trecento, Renaissance, and Gothic art.
  • Boboli Gardens: This 11-acre open-air museum and garden set right in the heart of Florence feature lush greenery, majestic fountains, and stunning Renaissance and ancient artworks.
  • Palazzo Vecchio: Known for its Salone dei Cinquecento hall, three beautiful courtyards, and stunning frescoes, the Palazzo Vecchio museum gives us insight into the past of the city.
  • Duomo Florence: A strong symbol of the Italian Renaissance movement, the Duomo is easily recognizable through its red dome.
Q. Can I visit the Uffizi Gallery?

A. Yes, you can visit the Uffizi Gallery, as long as you have purchased valid Uffizi Gallery entry tickets.

Q. Where is the Uffizi Gallery located?

A. The Uffizi Gallery is located at Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122 in Florence, Italy.

Q. What are the Uffizi Gallery opening hours?

A. The Uffizi Gallery's opening hours are 8:15 AM to 6:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Uffizi Gallery?

A. Visit Uffizi Gallery between November to March, which marks the off-season. This means that the crowd is fewer. Plan your visit for the early hours, which will also ensure that you have the space and time to explore each exhibit closely.

Q. How do I book tickets to visit Uffizi Gallery?

A. Tickets to the Uffizi can be booked online or bought at the ticket counter on the ground floor.

Q. Can I visit the Uffizi Gallery for free?

A. You can visit the Uffizi Gallery for free on the first Sunday of every month. On the other days, only a few visitors enjoy free entry, such as children under 18 years and visitors with disabilities. Others will need to purchase Uffizi Gallery tickets to enter the museum.

Q. How much does it cost to visit Uffizi Gallery?

A. Uffizi Gallery tickets start from €20.

Q. Can I visit the Uffizi Gallery in a group?

A. Yes, you can visit Uffizi Gallery as a group.

Q. Can I visit the Uffizi Gallery with kids?

A. Yes, families can visit the Uffizi Gallery with their children. Facilities such as baby pit stops and changing tables are available inside the museum.

Q. Is the Uffizi Gallery wheelchair-friendly?

A. Some parts of the Uffizi Gallery are wheelchair-friendly.

Q. Can I purchase food and drinks at the Uffizi Gallery?

A. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the gallery. However, you can grab a snack or beverage at the cafeteria located on the terrace of the gallery.

Q. How long does it take to visit the Uffizi Gallery?

A. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to explore the Uffizi Gallery.

Q. Is it worth visiting the Uffizi Gallery?

A. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery is a must for any traveler visiting Florence, Italy. Its collection of artworks is one of the most impressive in Europe and showcases the Renaissance period at its finest. Apart from viewing works by some of the greats such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, and Michelangelo, visitors can explore the hallways and rooms of the gallery, which were designed by famous architect Giorgio Vasari in 1560.

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