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On the 20th anniversary of the bomb disaster of Via dei Georgofili, the Superintendent of the Polo Museale Fiorentino , Cristina Acidini and the Director of the Uffizi, Antonio Natali, have decided to have a special opening of the Uffizi Gallery free of charge. On Sunday May 26, 2013 the museum will remain open until […]

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Rooms 25-34 are temporarily closed at the Uffizi; view a selection of works by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese in Rooms 43 and 44 for the moment.

As part of an experiment in introducing visitors to part of the new Uffizi rooms dedicated to foreign painters called the “Blue Rooms”, for the month of March and April and only on Wednesdays the rooms can only be visited with a guide. Starting at 9:30am and every half hour until 5:30pm, visitors should gather […]

The entrance to the Vasari Corridor is once again through the western corridor of the Uffizi. The corridor – with entrance at the Uffizi, passage over Ponte Vecchio and exit at the Boboli Gardens near the Buontalenti Grotto – can only be visited in groups at the moment organized through external travel agencies. You can […]

The Uffizi Gallery along with the other museums that are part of the Polo Museale Fiorentino (including the Accademia, Bargello and Pitti) will be open on Easter Sunday (March 31) and exceptionally also on Easter Monday (April 1). These are open both Sunday and Monday: 8.15am – 7 pm Uffizi Accademia Palatine and Modern Art […]

The restoration of three of the most ancient works of art housed at the Uffizi has been completed and will soon make their way back to the Uffizi’s exhibition halls. Completely financed by the Friends of the Uffizi Association, the restoration involved two wooden crosses and a diptych from the pre-Giotto period: a cross from […]

The new exhibit “Norma e Capriccio: Spanish Artists in Italy in the Early Mannerist Period” opened at the Uffizi Gallery on March 5th and will continue until May 26th. The temporary exhibit is spread over 8 rooms on the first floor dedicated to the major Spanish artists that came to Italy at the start of […]

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at the Uffizi Gallery – on February 14 a couple can enter by paying only one ticket. The museum is taking part of the initiative “MiBACi?” (a play on the acronym to say “will you kiss me?”) promoted for St. Valentine’s by MIBAC (the Ministry of Cultural Patrimony in Italy) and […]

The official presentation of the newly reopened Room 35 at the Uffizi Gallery, now called the Michelangelo Room, took place this past Monday January 28 2013. After several months of being closed, the public can once again enjoy all of its riches. Located on the second floor of the museum, the room’s new colorful background […]

The Uffizi Gallery is closed on December 25th, 2012 and January 1st, 2013. The museum will have a special opening on Monday December 24 and 31 from 8:15am to 6pm. If you’re looking for something to do on January 1st, we recommend you visit the exhibition “Alchemy and the Arts” in the Reali Poste hall […]

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