Alentours - visit uffizi palace
The proximity to the major museums of the city makes the Hotel Florence one of the best 3 star hotels of the city, excellent starting point to visit important monuments and museums such as the Uffizi Palace and the Uffizi Gallery. The Hotel Albergo Firenze is located just 300 meters from the Uffizi Gallery.
A bit of history:
The Uffizi Palace was established as the administrative offices of the state and was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 and completed by Buontalenti. The transformation of the Uffizi museum, however, occurred in 1581. The Uffizi Gallery with its four centuries of history is considered the oldest museum in the world, and was also the first museum open to the public since 1591 was visible to anyone who so requests to the Grand Duke.
What you can see in the Uffizi Gallery? Includes works by Venetian, Roman, Emilia, Flemish, German, Spanish and French. There are masterpieces by Cimabue, Giotto, Gentile da Fabriano, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo, Perugino, Giovanni Bellini, Correggio, Mantegna, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya and many others. No less important are classic and Hellenistic statues, documenting the collections of the Medici. In addition, collections of tapestries, marble antique miniatures.
Things to see
- The Botticelli's Primavera and Birth of Venus
- Filippino Lippi's Madonna and Child with Angels
- Titian's Venus of Urbino
Tips to avoid queues
The periods with less inflows to the Uffizi Gallery are the months of November, January and February. During high season there are often queues at the entrance of the Uffizi, we recommend to buy the entrance tickets in advance reservation.
Timetables and tickets
From Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 to 18.50 hours
Closed: Mondays, New Year's Day, May 1st, Natale.Biglietto Full price: € 6.50