The Pure, simple and natural in art in Florence between the 16th and 17th centuries.
The exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery is the result of a passionate critical-scientific study on Florentine painting between the 16th and 17th centuries, and intends to undermine the cliché of a very conservative Florentine culture and reveal the strength of novelty expressed in the city’s artistic vein that between the XV and XVII century remained faithful to its models, shedding light on the “novelty of tradition”.
The exhibition is divided into five chronological and four thematic sections, and presents a total of 72 works of painting and sculpture that are exhibited, by way of example, so as to privilege the values of stylistic and iconographic cohesion and a rather loose chronological ordering. It presents a veritable review of masterpieces, many of which have been restored precisely for this occasion.
You may prefer booking a guided group visit to the Uffizi Gallery, or a tour including the Uffizi and the Accademia to this link.
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* If you would like to admire the masterpieces of art at the Uffizi gallery and Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery, you can book the combo package “Uffizi and Accademia Galleries in a Day”, now at discounted price! This new promotion allows you to visit the two most important museums in Florence saving 40% of the online booking fee.
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Uffizi Gallery Admission: available for a maximum of 30 people every 15 minutes, reserving at least 1 business day in advance.
Please read all the Ordering Information before completing your order.
Remember that you can add all reservation services for the various cities before checking out, placing a single order for your entire Italy visit.
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary and an email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block our automatic emails (especially users of aol, Sbcglobal, Comcast and libero). Your voucher will also be available for downloading from http://www.weekendinitaly.com/get_vouchers2.php (same timing as email confirmations)
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time; the museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.
Uffizi Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:15 am to 6:50 pm. Closed on Monday.
Extraordinary evening openings:
> Night at the Museum: January 25, 2014 (7pm-11pm)
> Tuesdays from July to September (until 10pm)
> Fridays (7pm-9pm)
Cancellations and changes:
Changing a confirmed visit: you can change the date and time of a confirmed visit, paying a penalty fee, and subject to museum availability.
Cancellation of confirmed visit: if you cancel a confirmed visit, the cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee.
No shows: cost of unused ticket(s) will be refunded minus the service fee, upon request.
Uffizi Gallery Audio Guides Rental Service
Make the most of your visit to the Uffizi Gallery – book your Uffizi Gallery audio guide, after choosing the date, time, and number of tickets for your visit to the Uffizi Gallery! The Uffizi Gallery is one of the richest museums in the world, with some of the greatest artistic treasures of mankind on view. Make sure you don't miss important works of art, and supplement what you know with the audio guide's insightful commentary.
Audio guides are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese.
The audio guided visit has a complete duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes and includes a selection of the most important works of art in the Gallery. To learn more about the works of art on view, choose the desired room and listen to the explanation of selected works in that room.
You will receive a confirmation voucher (valid only for the audio guide) together with the confirmation voucher for your visit to the museum. In order to pick up the audio guide, please deposit this voucher at the Audio Guides Desk – close to the point for reading the electronic ticket – along with a valid identity document (passports, identity cards or driver's license – only originals are accepted).
In case of loss or failure to return the audio guide, visitors will be requested to pay the cost (€ 250.00 per each audio guide).
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The Uffizi Palace was commissioned by Cosimo I de' Medici and designed by Vasari (16th Century). Many buildings were demolished to make space for building the new palace, with the most important being the church of San Piero Scheraggio.
The new palace, following the will of Cosimo I de' Medici, had to host the offices of thirteen administrative and judicial magistrates. During the construction of the building, Vasari died and his successors were Buontalenti and Alfonso Parigi. The first designed the Teatro Mediceo (Medici's Theater), as requested by Francesco I, son of Cosimo I, in 1586. This area became the seat of Italy's Senate when Florence was the capital of Italy in the 19th century.
The Uffizi Palace has a unusual U shape, which is closed towards the Arno. The two wings of the palace are connected by a corridor with six big arched windows, facing the Arno and the inner courtyard. Statues of famous citizens of Florence from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century fill several niches of the portico arcades which support the two floors of the building.
Nowadays the building hosts the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited museums in the world, collecting masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th Century.
In 1993 a bomb at the Accademia dei Georgofili (hosted in one of the bodies of the building) provoked major damages to some masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery. Most of these works of art have been restored and are again accessible to the public.
The very beginning of the Uffizi Gallery was the collection of Francesco I de' Medici to which he dedicated the second floor of the building for his personal enjoyment. The collection became “public and inalienable good” thanks to Duchess Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici whose will it was that it would be open to the public forever.
Today, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world, with new acquisitions and gifts coming from collectors, private donations, diplomatic exchanges, dynastic and church heritages, patronages, and arts and crafts corporations.
European Union citizens aged 18 to 25
European Union teachers
Children under 18 years old from any country
Children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Tourist guides and interpreters (accompanying a group), with official documentation
Students/scholars of all nationalities may apply for special research permits for a limited period.
Free admission the first Sunday of every month
Italian and European school groups accompanied by their teachers, with official authorization from the school and with an advance booking made directly with the museum.
Service fees (pre-sale and online booking fees), as well as fees for temporary exhibitions happening during your visit are due for ANY KIND OF TICKET as well as for free admission days.
When picking up a reduced or free ticket, you will be asked for a document proving your right to the price reduction. Entrance will be denied without it
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