Skip the Line: Florence's Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

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Delve into the vast world of Florence’s art history with a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Galley, the world’s oldest museum. Skip the main entrance lines, and marvel at such iconic works as Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus,’ Leonardo’s ‘Annunciation,’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Tondo Doni’. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you soak in some of the greatest masterpieces on the planet.

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Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Starts: Firenze, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Delve into the vast world of Florence’s art history with a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Galley, the world’s oldest museum. Skip the main entrance lines, and marvel at such iconic works as Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus,’ Leonardo’s ‘Annunciation,’ and Michelangelo’s ‘Tondo Doni’. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you soak in some of the greatest masterpieces on the planet.

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Stop At: Via Cavour Firenze, Florence Italy

Discover the heart of Florence’s Renaissance – the Uffizi Gallery! First, head to Via Cavour 36 Red, where your local, art-loving guide will be waiting for you. Then, follow your guide to the nearby Uffizi Gallery (about a 15 minute walk), and skip-the-line upon entry.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Uffizi, Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

The best way to discover the glory of the Renaissance era is in a captivating tour of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most glamorous and comprehensive art galleries in the world! Your guide will lead you through the luxurious halls and rooms in chronological order, from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century – making sure you spend the most time at the most famous works, out of the nearly 2,000 masterpieces showcased in the Uffizi. Between halls, you can admire ancient Roman and Greece sculptures, as well as the frescoed ceilings and lovely views from the large windows.

Your journey through time will begin in the 13th century, the birth of the Renaissance era. Discover fascinating artwork covered in gold, depicting images of Madonna and the child. However, the breakthrough began with Giotto, who used three-dimensional elements in his masterpiece, forevering changing artistic style.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

Next, you will visit some International Gothic masterpieces, most notably, “Adoration of the Magi,” by Gentile da Fabriano. This was another turning point, when art began to tell a story, instead of simply depicting characters. Your guide will explain this exciting time in history in a vivid, storytelling manner.

You will continue through the centuries into the 1400s, when artists began experimenting with three-dimensional space. The best example of this progression in art can be found in “Battle of San Romano,” by Paolo Uccello. Your tour will continue to two of the most famous works of art in the Uffizi, “Madonna with Child and Two Angels,” by Filippo Lippi; then, “Dukes of Urbino,” by Piero della Francesca. These artists began to idealize the features of men and women in paintings, which greatly influenced later artists including the magnificent da Vinci, as well as Raphael.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Uffizi, Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

It is impossible to visit the Uffizi without seeing the extensive and fascinating collection of Botticelli works of art, with their mystic and marvelous nature. Your guide will go into detail about each of his masterpieces and the artist’s tie to the powerful Medici family. Spend plenty of time admiring the lovely paintings, “The Birth of Venus,” and “Primavera.”

Continue to the heart of the Renaissance, with works of art by da Vinci and Michelangelo. Although the paintings in the Uffizi are not their most famed works, it is still emotional to be so close to masterpieces by men of their honor. Enjoy learning all about the artists and the works, “Tondo Doni” by Michelangelo; and “Baptism of Christ” and “The Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

The rest of your tour will lead you to three giant halls containing vast numbers of works by Raphael, Titan, and Caravaggio. Each artist has varied styles and mysterious backgrounds… As your guide dives into the lives of these men and their progressive art, feel free to ask any questions!

The Uffizi Gallery will truly open your eyes to historic art, and you will undoubtedly finish this tour with a new appreciation for Renaissance art and the heritage of Florentine locals. Feel free to remain inside the Uffizi for as long as you would like after your tour has finished!

Duration: 20 minutes



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