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On March 8, Italy joins in the celebration of Woman’s Day and you’ll see bouquets of the yellow mimosa flowers everywhere: in Italy, it is tradition to give them to women as a show of appreciation. For the occasion, the Uffizi Gallery will be offering free entrance to all women!

The special project to open the Vasari Corridor in 2012 was offering visits between January 12 and April 27…. and bookings are already complete! The Uffizi will soon give out information if new dates will be offered for 2012 so stay in touch for updates!

The Contini Bonacossi Art Collection is part of the Uffizi’s collections, located within an ordinary looking palazzo on via Lambertesca in front of the Georgofili Academy behind the Uffizi. It is normally closed and is completely separate from the Uffizi Gallery. Between January 17 and April 27, 2012, you can once again enjoy a free […]

The first areas of the New Uffizi opened in late December and are dedicated to foreign artists. Located in the areas called “gabinetti” or studies, works of smaller dimensions from the 16th and 17th centuries by “foreign” artists are displayed, in particular works by Spanish, French, Flemish and Dutch artists. Since these areas occupy a […]

The Uffizi Gallery will be open on December 24 until 5.50pm (closes an hour earlier than usual) and have a special opening on Monday, December 26 (open until 18.50, normal hours). It will remain closed on Christmas Day (December 25) and January 1, 2012. The Uffizi will again have a Special Opening on Monday, January […]

The Uffizi Gallery is generally not open on Mondays but on October 31st, its doors will remain open to allow all visitors to Florence for the long weekend (November 1st is an Italian national holiday) to enjoy its exceptional art collection!

UNDERGOING RESTORATION Hall 7: Early Renaissance Paolo Uccello Battle of San Romano ON LOAN Caravaggio Hall Caravaggio Issac’s Sacrifice estimated date of return: after January 9, 2012 exhibit: Caravaggio and his circle in Rome: a barbaric and brutal manner – Otawa/Texas   Hall 10-14: Botticelli Sandro Botticelli Allegoria della Calunnia Hall 45: 17th Century Italian […]

From May 2011 the room 42 in the Uffizi, called the Hall of Niobe, is closed due to some problems of the floors. Inside are kept some marble statues from the Villa Medici in Rome, representing the myth of Niobe, the wife of the king of Thebes Anion. This hall will be closed to visitors […]

From June 14, 2011 until October 30, 2011 in the Uffizi will take place the exhibition “Vasari, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duke“, organized on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari. The exhibition is devoted to the foundation of the Uffizi, which occurred between 1559 and 1560 by Vasari, […]

The Uffizi Gallery as well as the Accademia Museum, Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels, the San Marco Museum, the Palazzo Davanzati, Gallery of Modern Art and Palatine Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti have special openings from 7-11 p.m. (normally closed at these hours) the last Tuesday of the month for the entire year — with free […]

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