Florence is famous for its extensive museums and art galleries. It’s safe to say that the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) ranks amongst the most visited and the most spectacular. Booking Uffizi Gallery guided tour online gives you the peace of mind of getting in swiftly even on the busiest of days. Arriving at the meeting point, an experienced guide will lead you to enter the Uffizi Gallery via a special entrance. You will get to skip the line, only stopping to pass the compulsory security check.
Stretched over two floors and over 50 rooms, Uffizi houses over hundred thousand paintings, sculptures, and antiques. Given the incredible size of the collection, the tour will make a great job of guiding you through the most important rooms and introducing you to the most notable artworks while still getting a wholesome experience. Read more
POP Guide is a smartphone app that you can download from iTunes or Google Play
QR code will be given at the location and It will give you access to download a digital map of Florence
Failing to bring your smartphone will result in losing the advantage of the self-guided audio tour
Your expert guide will tell you all about the history of the gallery as well as the stories of the masterpieces and the artists who created them. Among others, you will get to see Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus; Da Vinci’s Annunciation; Caravaggio’s Medusa; Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo and Titan’s Venus of Urbino. After the tour, you are welcome to linger inside the gallery as long as you like exploring more art or revisiting your favorites.
The advantages of this tour don't end when it’s over though! Included in the price comes POP Guide’s interactive digital city map. How does it work? POP Guide is a smartphone app. Once you download it from iTunes or Google Play, scan a provided QR code you will be given at the location. It will give you access to download a digital map of Florence peppered with useful information as well as audio tracks which allow you to create a customized walking audio tour of Florence. The app contains information on public transport to and from the main points of interest and can calculate the fastest walking routes to any selected location. Furthermore, you will receive push notifications with exclusive discounts at a variety of local businesses. All that without wasting your mobile data or needing WiFi as the system works on GPS
This Uffizi guided tour comes with a lot of perks and benefits.
Florence enjoys a worldwide popularity for the incredible art that keeps the spirit of artistic pursuit alive until today. Galleria Degli Uffizi goes as far back as the 16th century. It was the Cosimo I de Medici (first Grand Duke of Tuscany) who commissioned the construction in 1560. However, he aimed to build presentable offices for the local judges, merchants, and magistrates. The gallery idea came with Cosimo’s son who created his first personal gallery on the uppermost floor of the building. Since then the Medici art collection grew with every generation. The gallery as we know it opened to the public in 1769.