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Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

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Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
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Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 55 238 8651
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If you visit one Renaissance sight in the entire world, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence would be your most obvious choice. This Florence museum houses the Medici family's private art collection. Built ... Read more
in 1560, the gallery has been open to the public since 1765. With more than 50 rooms to peruse, it's hard to take it all in in one go. Must-sees include pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Adoration of the Magi.

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Atlanta

A beautiful museum that we were able to see by chance! Our Airbnb host told us unless we booked way in advance, we would never get in. Well, we walked up about 2 hours before closing and there was zero line. We walked right in and saw everything we wanted. Also, there are great views from this museum. Don’t forget to look out the windows!

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Certaldo

This is a wonderful museum with some of the most beautiful works of art in the world. It's a must !
You need to book ahead of time if you don't want to queue up (call (+39) 055294883).

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Seattle

View from the cafe atop the Uffizi gallery. A lovely refuge to catch your breath before continuing to see the most beautiful collection of Italian art.

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Westminster
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You can spend the entire day here. I think this is better than the Louve in my opinion. Place gets packed on free museum day so better if you choose another day to attend.

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San Francisco

If you can only go to one art museum in Florence, this is the one to go to. Screw The David (okay, that's harsh, but the Accademia, while a worthwhile museum, has nothing on the Uffizi, with its incredible depth and breadth), you can see a replica in the piazza outside the Uffizi. You could literally spend weeks in this museum, carefully examining each priceless painting. If you're like me, though, you'll speed through in a couple hours and enjoy a drink on the spectacular (and spectacularly expensive) roof-terrace-bar, overlooking Florence, while you wait for your slower/more interested companions.

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The Uffizi gallery was built in 1581, under the request of Granduca Francisco de' Medici, son of Cosimo I. The original design was that of Giorgio Vasari, one of the leading painters and architects during the 15th century. His plan for this museum was quite a strategically planned building as it was constructed adjacent to the Medici Palace and extended until the Arno river, over the Ponte Vecchio bridge.

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Surrey

A spot you must visit in your trip. The museum is beautiful and very close to the famous bridge.

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San Jose

Rooms upon rooms of paintings that flow into each other. The sculptures are probably the most impressive displays here (well, they're my favorite, anyway), but the paintings are not to be overlooked. The golden religious collection off the main entrance hall is less impressive than what you might see in some churches, but maybe that's strategically placed; as you move into Panaiollo to Botticelli to Caravaggio, to the sculptures, it gets better and better. And then you wonder if you'll have enough time to observe everything as leisurely as you did the first few exhibits, because it's much larger than it seems.

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Anchorage

One of the world's greatest art museums, an essential stop to understanding the Renaissance.

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Vasteras

The go-to art museum in Europe with many fascinating art pieces (paintings, architecture, statues and much more). Plan to spend hours in here as there is so much to see. I'd go back again and again.

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Denver

The Uffizi is a must-see museum when you're in Florence. It houses a huge collection of some of the world's masterpeices; works by da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Caravaggio...you get the picture. Lines to get in can be daunting--buy your tickets online to cut your wait time significantly.

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Bedford

Amazing gallery for renaissance art. Each work seems more impressive than the one before it, and you can spend an entire day here if you aren't careful!

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Savannah

Stay about 1-2 hrs. Major works - an artbook long list of famous works.

Might be easiest to get tickets advance to avoid hassle and crowds.

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Klang

Uffizi Gallery is a place to fulfil your eyes demand. You can see many art crafts and statues from old times until present time. Sure you are amazing of their fine works.

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Melbourne

The Uffizi Gallery is the greatest art collection gathered in one place in the world. We stood in line for over two hours to get in, and you can spend a day admiring the great works of the greatest artists of all time, and still only scratch the surface. My advice for anyone visiting is to go straight to the Botticelli Room, and work your way around from there.

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Berlin

If you're a fan of Renaissance art, this is THE place to see all the big names. There are some great highlights here but they all are within the first few rooms. The rest of the museum is quite large but unless you're a dedicated art historian, it was difficult to keep interest. It also gets quite hot in the summer as the individual rooms might be cooled, but the corridors are not. Go to see the highlights but after the Michaelangelo room, the only thing that we found truly inspiring was the Caravaggio room.
Also a note on price: although the website and several guide books say it's 6,50 euros it's actually 11 euros in addition to 4 euros if you book online or by phone (by phone is preferable as then they don't have your credit card details and you can pay in cash on the day).

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New York City

I think this place is over rated - sorry but saw more fascinating pictures in other towns in Italia.

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Brisbane

One of the world's oldest art museums. It has a wonderful collection of masters of the Florentine school. If you are in Florence you must visit the Uffizi Gallery.

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Brooklyn

The Birth of Venus is the most famous work here but the museum is full of masterpieces.

Book in advance or directly at the museum the day before to avoid lines. Alternatively, arrive before 8 a.m. Even with a reservation, 8:15 a.m. is recommended if you want to enjoy the museum in relative quiet.

Lines can be 2 hours+ long. Pre-sales are available next to the entrance to door 2. If you've booked online don't forget that you must pick up your ticket in advance at door 3.

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Unique! You have to go see one of the most famous paintings galleries in the world. Remeber to book or buy your ticket in advance before you end up standing 2 hours in the line. Among the most famous paintings here you find: Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Michelangelo's "Holy Family". Look up at the ceiling to see waht is called the "Grottesque decorations".

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Aliases: Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo degli Uffizi

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