With more than 2 million visitors per year and over 2,200 works on display, visiting the Uffizi Gallery can be an overwhelming experience. We’ll make it easy for you with express-entry tickets, flexible small groups and an expert guide so that you can really get the most out of your visit. Francesca, one of our local guides, says, ‘It’s my job to provide the context of what you see in the gallery. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the collection and how relates to the Medici family, which collected the art, as well as to Renaissance Italy and the wider world.’
It takes several days to visit the Uffizi in depth, but if you don’t have much time, this tour is the perfect solution for you. Your guide will focus on the museum’s unmissable masterpieces, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Titian. Francesca says, ‘Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus is believed by many experts to have been inspired by the legend of the Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, rather than Venus, the Roman goddess of love.’
You’ll have the opportunity to capture the essence of the Uffizi with your knowledgeable guide to bring the works to life. Plus, you’ll find out more about the techniques, style, historic context and symbolism of the most important artworks collected by the Medicis during the Renaissance. There's a coffee stop in the gallery café included, and if you have a combo ticket it also gives you access to the Uffizi’s temporary exhibitions – which you can then visit at your leisure after the guided tour.