Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FL, Italy
Uffizi Gallery is considered the most important art gallery to visit while visiting Florence. Along with Accademia Gallery in Florence, visitors will get a very good exposure to Renaissance art. Most artists featured by both of the museums are from Florence, and as you view the art you can imagine how this city was in the center of the art movement.
The building that houses Uffizi Gallery was originally built in 1560 and was to accommodate the offices of the Cosimo I de Medici (Grand Duke of Tuscany). The construction was completed in 1581. The top floor was used to house the art owned by the family.
Fun Fact: Uffizi means offices
Over the years the Medici family added more art to their collection which they displayed in this location.
There are many must see artwork at the museum but due to the large collection of paintings and artifacts, some of the works have been transferred to other museums in Florence. Most of the art collected are from 13th to 18th century and again focus mostly on Florence based artists.
Uffizi Gallery is the most visited museum in Italy. And as you take a look at a few highlights of paintings that are showcased below, you will understand why this is such an important museum to visit.
The Birth of Venus
Leonardo da Vinci
Venus of Urbino
And many more priceless paintings and artifacts to be viewed.
Tickets purchased directly from museum:
Cost 20 Euros + 4 Euros for reservations
Purchase ticket here:
You can also get skip the line tickets here:
You can join a semi private tour of Uffizi Gallery