Florence is a city of art and romance that overflows with historical treasures. In fact, glowing reminders of its Renaissance grandeur adorn every corner of this quaint Italian town. There are so many places to see in Florence; often, it's quite difficult to decide which sites to visit. Paying a visit to some landmarks is negotiable, but that is not the case of the Galleria Degli Uffizi of the Medici Family! This extensive gallery features one of the most significant art collections in the world. Hence, its one of the most visited museums in Florence. Getting inside is not exactly a walk down a red carpet! Buy tickets for Uffizi Gallery with us will let you fast track access and enter the museum without too much hassle, straight to the 60 halls of art history.
Buying our Uffizi skip the line tickets will save you lots of anxiety. Our online tickets truly offer the advantage of bypassing not one but two lines. Other online tickets save you from the buy-a-ticket queue at one gate. However, they still require you to queue to collect the actual tickets at another gate (30-minutes to 1-hour wait) because Uffizi gallery doesn’t accept third-party printouts. After that, you still need to queue for your turn to go in. However, our promoters do all this legwork for you. They will pass you the valid tickets to Uffizi directly in front of a special fast-track entrance for groups and in you go!
*Beware, you still need to pass through a metal detector which is compulsory for everyone. On the busiest of days, the queue for the security check can hold you up for 30 to 45 minutes. However, there is no way to get around that so, please, consider this when putting together your itinerary.
More than 10,000 visitors wander through the halls of Uffizi galleries every day. Since the Uffizi Gallery ticket price is affordable (considering the importance of the landmark), few miss it when in Florence. Consequently, purchasing your tickets on the spot is considerably slow and frustrating. Imagine the stress of finding the right place to buy your tickets or collect the ticket (not so easy!) or simply being stuck in a crowd in the unbearable summer heat. It's neither a pleasant nor enjoyable experience!
After booking the ticket with us, you will get an instant email confirmation. On the day of the visit, you simply need to come to the meeting point to collect the official Florence museum tickets and our agents will then direct you to the right gate. There are multiple gates each serving a different purpose, and we don’t want you waiting in a wrong one! With us, you can just breeze past the dragging queues. Plus, saving all this time lets you fit in more Florentian activities into your itinerary, be it visiting another landmark or enjoying a moment of peace drinking a smooth cappuccino.
Plus, you check the website for Pitti Palace, Accademia Gallery, and Florence Duomo tickets
which come with fast-track access entrance options as well.
History Sneak Peek
Uffizi Gallery is, without a doubt one of the biggest treasures Florence has to offer. If you wish to learn more about its history, you can always upgrade to our Uffizi tour. Or, read through the paragraph below!
Uffizi Gallery History
The roots of the Galleria Degli Uffizi reach back to the prosperous period of the Republic of Florence. Cosimo I de Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany commissioned the building to create offices for merchants, judges, and magistrates of Florence. The works started in 1560 and finished 20 years later (1580). However, Cosimo didn’t live long enough to see the offices in all their glory. After Cosimo’s death, Francesco I de’ Medici (his son) entrusted the construction to Buontalenti.
Besides the offices, Francesco decided to use the loggia on the rooftop as a personal gallery showcasing his collection of paintings from the 15th century, as well as stones, jewelry, cameos, statues, bronzes, miniatures, scientific instruments, and even natural rarities. Since then, when the Uffizi needed extending, Buontalenti kept this new function in mind adding a theatre and tribune.
Later, between the 16th and 17th century, the Hall of Geographic Maps (collection of maps of the Medici domains in Florence, Siena, and Elba) and the Mathematics Room (filled with innovative scientific instruments) joined the party. Nonetheless, it wasn’t until 1769 when the gallery we know today officially opened its door to the public.
Today, the Uffizi entrance fee includes a whimsical journey through the history of art displayed in over 50 exhibition rooms. You will see works of numerous Renaissance painters such as Masaccio and Paolo Uccello; even stunning paintings like Allegory of Spring and the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli are part of the collection!
Book Uffizi Tickets online and get straight to the art without wasting your precious time in endless queues!