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On Sunday, April 16, the Uffizi Gallery will be open! So will the museums at Palazzo Pitti: the Palatine Gallery, the Modern Art Gallery, the Silver Museum and Museum of Fashion and Dress, and the Boboli Gardens. On Monday, April 17th, the Uffizi will have a special opening (it is normally closed on Mondays). You […]

We just learned that several Italian trade unions have announced a general strike for the entire day on March 8th. This affects both the private and public sector. As such, the Uffizi Gallery and connected Palatine Gallery and Modern Art museums in the Pitti Palace will guarantee opening of the museums for the morning hours, […]

The Uffizi Gallery, along with the Pitti Palace museums and Boboli Gardens, is offering FREE entry to all women on Women’s International Day, this March 8th! On the same day, the new exhibit dedicated to Florence’s first Renaissance woman artist is open: “Plautilla Nelli: Convent Art and Devotion in the Footsteps of Savonarola“. The exhibit […]

Holiday Hours 2016


Here’s a summary of special opening times for the Uffizi this holiday season! Special Openings Monday, December 26: from 8.15am to 6.50pm. Sunday, January 1st: Special opening for the First Sunday of the Month, with free entrance, only in the afternoon from 1.15pm to 6.50pm. All other state museums in Florence will be closed. Monday, […]

The Uffizi Gallery has just announced that it will have a special opening on Monday, October 31st during the long holiday weekend in Italy (for All Saint’s Day on November 1st). Opening hours will be the normal: from 8.15am to 6:50pm, with ticket office closing at 6:05pm and museum starting closing procedures at 6:35pm.

After 15 months of closure, this past Tuesday the Botticelli rooms and the other two rooms dedicated to the Early Renaissance paintings reopened to the public. As part of the New Uffizi project masterminded by the Sopraintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paessaggio di Firenze which is undertaking the complete renovation of the museum, all without […]

When computer issues came up at the Uffizi yesterday, there was a bit of a panic! But thank goodness someone remembered they had tucked away unused tickets from the late 1990s and were able to find them to use them as valid receipts by adding the current ticket cost on them. The old tickets still […]

Last year marked the start of major changes at the Uffizi with the arrival of a new director in the second part of the year. Slowly, some changes have been made but many are still to come. The Vasari Corridor was closed temporarily for a few weeks this summer, only to now be reopen again […]

The popular Tuesday cultural festival “Uffizi Live” continues this August with several repeat performances and new shows. From medieval to classical music, from theater to magic shows, visitors to the museum on these Tuesday evenings will enjoy their cultural experience at the Uffizi with the added art on show! This the calendar for August, with […]

Renovation works to completely revamp Halls 10-14, called the Botticelli rooms, have just been completed and a reopening of the Botticelli halls is planned for Tuesday, October 18th. A whole new setting and exposition of the works has been projected. Over the next weeks, the work of preparing the room for the return of the […]

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